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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 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.
November 05, 2014

Arlington Voters Re-Elect John Vihstadt, Approve $218 Million in Bonds

Arlington County voters on Tuesday re-elected John E. Vihstadt to the Arlington County Board. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mr. Vihstadt captured 56% of the vote, with 62,663 votes cast, to win his first four-year term on the County Board.
October 29, 2014

Donate Blankets for Syrian Refugees, Nov. 1-21

Arlington is participating in and supporting the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s efforts to collect blankets for Syrian refugees who have fled to Turkey. Donate your clean, folded blankets to two Arlington locations or many others throughout Northern Virginia.
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