Morning Notes

A group of friends enjoys the sun and shade near the Netherlands Carillon in the Rosslyn area (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Rosslyn Apartments Change Hands — “The Bozzuto Group recently acquired an apartment community in Arlington, its first multifamily buy in 16 years. A Bozzuto affiliate bought the 132-unit Gables 12 Twenty One complex, renaming it The Alcott, in Rosslyn for $45.5 million on April 17. It used a $50 million fund it established in 2022 to capitalize on opportunities in a down real estate market.” [Washington Business Journal]

County Mulls Office Zoning Changes — “Arlington County Board members on April 20 set in motion an effort that could see some of the county’s at-risk office buildings repurposed for other uses, including housing. Board members approved a legal advertisement that will allow the Planning Commission to consider zoning changes on the topic as early as September.” [Gazette Leader]

D.C. Homeless Nonprofit Expands — “This D.C.-based nonprofit has been helping people experiencing homelessness in the city since the time of the Civil War. Now, Central Union Mission is expanding into Northern Virginia. President and CEO Joseph Mettimano said there’s a great need… he said homelessness spiked 17% in Arlington County alone last year. The new venture will operate out of [Greenbrier] Baptist Church in Arlington.” [WTOP]

Nature Center Hours Expanded — “As part of the fiscal 2025 budget adopted April 20, County Board members approved $185,000 in supplemental funding that will allow Gulf Branch and Long Branch nature centers to each return to 39 hours of service spread over six days per week. After resuming public operations after a lengthy COVID layoff, the centers have been restricted to 21 hours weekly each, spread over three days.” [Gazette Leader]

Police Anti-Theft Giveaway Today — “ACPD will be distributing free vehicle anti-theft devices to Arlington residents and those who park their vehicles while at work in Arlington. Participants should arrive in their vehicles and show their ID and vehicle registration.” [Twitter]

School Board Forum Tomorrow — “The Arlington County Civic Federation will host a School Board candidate forum on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Community Center.” [Gazette Leader]

New Vision Zero Survey — “This is the third Annual Safety Feedback Form. This form is anonymous. Please answer the following 10 questions to help us track how actions related to Arlington’s Vision Zero initiative are changing transportation safety in Arlington.” [Arlington County]

Tweaks to New Site Design — We made some changes overnight, including to the area below the header, to try to keep headlines “above the fold” on mobile. Some bug fixes were also made. Additionally, we’re experimenting with showing the full Morning Notes post on the homepage. Future changes include fixing an issue on mobile involving embedded YouTube videos, and removing sidebar ads on smaller iPad screens. Thank you for your feedback, which is helping us prioritize these revisions.

It’s Tuesday — Frost is expected in the early morning until 8am, followed by sunny skies and a high temperature of around 71 degrees. The light southwest wind will shift to the south at 6 to 11 mph during the morning. Scattered showers are likely after 2am Tuesday night, accompanied by increasing clouds and a low temperature of about 56 degrees. At night, the south wind will blow at 9 to 13 mph, gusting up to 20 mph, with a 50% chance of precipitation. [NWS]