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Rainy day traffic on I-395 near Shirlington (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Missing Middle Debate at Board Meeting — “More than 150 residents spoke Saturday at an Arlington County Board meeting on the Missing Middle housing zoning proposal… Several hours later, after hearing comments from the long list of speakers, Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey announced that further consideration of the proposal would be held Tuesday night.” [Patch, WJLA]

More on Missing Middle — “Will missing middle housing units be affordable? It depends on what you mean by ‘affordable.’ When housing policy experts refer to ‘affordable housing’ or ‘committed affordable housing,’ they usually mean housing units that have received some kind of government subsidy in the development process to keep prices down… Missing middle units, in contrast, would be market-rate.” [DCist]

Arlington’s Traffic ‘Miracle’ — ‘The ‘Arlington Miracle’ is stunning: Traffic counts in Arlington, VA fell to 1980s levels, after peaking in 2000, as the city added walkable neighborhood retail shops + tens of thousands of residents in Orange Line skyscrapers” [Twitter]

Intersection Improvements Imminent — “Arlington County Board members on Jan. 21 are expected to approve a contract worth just over $900,000 to provide improved signalization and streetscape upgrades at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and North Sycamore Street” in East Falls Church. [Sun Gazette]

Amazon Expanding Va. Investments — “Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia. Numerous localities in the Commonwealth are under consideration and will be decided at a later date.” [Press Release]

It’s Monday — Light rain in the morning, then breezy later. High of 46 and low of 38. Sunrise at 7:23 am and sunset at 5:20 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Have you noticed a striking sculpture at Monroe Street and Wilson Boulevard? It’s the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s newest installation, Make Your Mark, by Arlington artist, Adam Henry. This sculpture celebrates MoCA Arlington’s rebranding and brings the museum’s energy outdoors.

On February 11, come inside when the museum’s galleries reopen with two new exhibitions: Rebecca Rivas Rogers: Grey View and Crisis of Image.

Grey View, in the Wyatt Resident Artist Gallery, is an homage to “gray” and a snapshot of the artist’s process. Consisting of photographs, collage, and a site-specific installation, this show is an outgrowth of Rivas-Rogers’ visual investigations into places you see on your way to somewhere else.

On the main level, Crisis of Image features artists who seek equity in today’s saturated visual world by developing new methods related to the production of images.

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Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village

Standup Comedy Showcase Starring Matt Ruby (Comedy Central)

Dead Horse Comedy Productions brings together top comedians from the DMV and beyond for a live standup comedy show!

Matt Ruby, Headliner

Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by

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