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Editorial: A choreographed dance on Missing Middle?

Editorial: A choreographed dance on Missing Middle? Many decades ago, we were invited to a football game at a major university, a contest held in a stadium where no alcohol was permitted. A little dance was repeated again and again, we...

Missing Middle vote showcases divisions among Arlington leaders

They tried and they tried, but in the end, Arlington County Board members Christian Dorsey and Katie Cristol were unable to convince their three colleagues to move forward on more aggressive implementation options for the controversial Missing Middle housing...

Letter: Missing Middle is example of ‘Arlington Way’ playing out

Editor: The Arlington Way and Ellen Bozman’s name have both come up recently in policy debates. The Sun Gazette recently reported on the County Board public comments forum on Missing Middle including a speaker citing Ellen Bozman, a long-serving member...

Candidate calls for fall referendum on Missing Middle plan

The latest entrant into the Arlington County Board election sweepstakes thinks the public should have its say prior to implementation of sweeping changes to county housing and zoning policy. Candidate Natalie Roy said Jan. 26 that if County Board members...

Arlington board moves Missing Middle forward another step

Critics howled and proponents cheered, but in the end, nobody was really the least bit surprised. Arlington County Board members on Jan. 25 formally set March public hearing to implement Missing Middle zoning/planning changes that would significantly alter -- in...

Contentious public hearing on Missing Middle set to resume Tuesday

Arlington County Board members on Jan. 21 called it quits for the night, pausing public comment on Missing Middle housing/zoning changes for three days. Board members sat through about 170 speakers given two minutes each to make their case for...

Letter: Arlington leaders taking pages from Trump playbook

Editor: The Arlington County Board prides itself on being progressive and forward-looking but seems to have adopted the Donald Trump playbook as it rushes to push through Missing Middle housing and zoning changes. Like Trump on immigration, the County Board...

Letter: Arlington leaders’ efforts on Missing Middle verge on Orwellian

Editor: On Jan. 3, incoming Arlington County Board Chairman Christian Dorsey publicly laid out five principles which he recommended should guide the county government’s housing policy. Chairman Dorsey’s principles are laudable. Unfortunately, unless his position on Missing Middle upzoning changes...

Missing Middle slated to take another procedural step forward this week

Arlington County Board members on Jan. 21 are expected to take the next procedural step in moving toward imposition of Missing Middle zoning changes, with an eye to enacting final policy changes in March. Board members are slated to formally...

Missing Middle critics rally to ‘stop the rush’

It’s an uphill battle, but those who oppose planned Missing Middle housing changes – or just want the process slowed down to allow for clarification and refinement – rallied Jan. 8 to press their case. The goal of presenting an...
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