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November 21, 2014

Creating an “Arlington Archive”

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan plans to appoint in December a task force of community members and County staff to create a vision for how County Government and the community will ensure that Arlington’s history is captured, digitally preserved and shared online in an “Arlington Archive.”
November 20, 2014

Arlington County Board Gives FY 2016 Budget Guidance

The Arlington County Board on Tuesday, November 18, directed the County Manager to develop a balanced proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 that assumes no tax rate increase and includes options for County budget reductions, excluding Schools.
November 20, 2014

Arlington County Holiday Schedule - Thanksgiving

Arlington County Government offices will be closed Thurs., Nov. 27 and Fri., Nov. 28, 2014, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Courts will close at noon on Wed., Nov. 26 for the holiday.
November 18, 2014

$8.5 Million Loan Approved to Create 80 Affordable Housing Units

The Arlington County Board today approved an $8.5 million Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) loan to nonprofit developer AHC Inc. to purchase Spectrum Apartments. The acquisition will convert 80 existing market-rate units into affordable units, including 40 family-sized apartments and 5 new permanent supportive housing units.
1881 Broadview Designated a Local Historic District
November 18, 2014

1881 Broadview Designated a Local Historic District

The Arlington County Board today designated Broadview, a residence in the Waycroft-Woodlawn neighborhood, as the 36th Arlington Historic District. Broadview, built in 1881, is one of Arlington County’s best examples of Queen Anne-style architecture from the late-nineteenth century. Robert Stinson Lacey, a decorated Civil War veteran and Arlington County civic leader, built Broadview as a farmhouse for one of the County’s largest market farms.
November 18, 2014

Arlington Cancels Streetcar Program

The Arlington County Board today voted to cancel the streetcar program that would have built a modern streetcar system along the Columbia Pike and Crystal City/Potomac Yard corridors.
November 15, 2014

Arlington Updates Green Building Incentive Program

The Arlington County Board voted today to update its Green Building Incentive Program. The update emphasizes energy performance and reduced overall environmental impact for site plan developments that voluntarily seek incentives under the program. The Green Building Incentive Program is designed to encourage the construction of buildings that are more energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable than buildings built to code.
November 15, 2014

$1.35 Million County Loan Approved to Preserve Affordable Senior Housing

The Arlington County Board today approved a $1.35 million Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) loan for Culpepper Garden I apartments. The County’s loan will allow the owners to pay off the existing mortgage and plan for renovations, enabling the preservation of 204 affordable units that currently house independent seniors.
November 15, 2014

Waverly Hills Neighborhood Conservation Plan Updated

The Arlington County Board today accepted the updated Waverly Hills Neighborhood Conservation Plan. The Board’s action allows the Waverly Hills Civic Association to pursue funding to create a walkable urban village with mixed use development on Lee Highway, aging in place protocols for the neighborhood, and improvements to Woodstock Park.
November 15, 2014

New Water Mains, Glencarlyn Park Upgrades Approved

The Arlington County Board today approved two infrastructure improvement contracts: one to install new water mains along Old Dominion Drive and another to improve Glencarlyn Park.
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