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Plaza at The Crossing Clarendon (Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar)

Live-Work Zoning Change Proposed — “Arlington County Board members will return from their summer hiatus later this year with consideration of zoning changes that would allow for both live-work units and self-service-storage facilities across many zoning corridors across the county. The proposal from County Manager Mark Schwartz is another effort aimed at finding ways to reduce reliance on the commercial-office sector.” [Gazette Leader]

Fatal Shooting Map — A new map of gun homicides in the D.C. area from 2020-2023 shows relatively few in Arlington and Northern Virginia compared to the District. [Twitter]

Real Estate Costs in Arlington — “Three jurisdictions recorded per-square-foot average prices of more than $500 for the month: Falls Church, which catapulted to the top with an average of $554, up 32.2 percent from $419; the District of Columbia, up 0.9 percent from $553 to $538; and Arlington, rising 12.7 percent from $465 to $524.” [Gazette Leader]

Van Winkle Lottery Coming Up — “Six products from the highly collectible Van Winkle line will be available for the opportunity to purchase through the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority’s (ABC) online lotteries in May and June. The whiskey, often dubbed the hardest-to-find spirit due to its low production, is offered by lottery to ensure equitable distribution.” [Virginia ABC]

It’s Thursday — A mostly sunny morning but some isolated showers after 2pm, with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and a high around 76. The north wind will blow at 10-14 mph, gusting up to 21 mph, and a 20% chance of precipitation. For Thursday night, it will remain mostly cloudy and cool down to around 58, with a northeast breeze at 6-8 mph. [NWS]

Flickr pool photo by Jason Gooljar