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Arlington County is no longer trying to take a home on Columbia Pike by eminent domain.

The effort — part of a planned road safety project — sparked a controversy that led to criticism from the family of the elderly, disabled homeowner, as well as from the local NAACP and several candidates for County Board.


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Looser parking restrictions for businesses have arrived in Arlington.

The Arlington County Board unanimously voted on Tuesday to reduce parking minimums for many commercial establishments, while also removing some red tape around off-site parking and shared parking lots.


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Arlington’s efforts to take a privately owned property on Columbia Pike are attracting mounting criticism.

An Arlington County Board candidate, the Arlington View Civic Association, an anti-Missing Middle group, and the property’s conservator have all taken aim at ongoing eminent domain proceedings at 1802 Columbia Pike.


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Plans to build an affordable housing development near Crystal City could take a key step forward next week despite a neighborhood association’s objections.

A request to advertise hearings on a possible land-use amendment for the Melwood property in Aurora Highlands is scheduled to go before the Arlington County Board on Tuesday. At issue is the possibility of shifting the site’s zoning designation from “public” to “low-medium residential” — bringing a proposal to build 104 units of affordable housing “within the realm of consideration,” a county report says.


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Competing visions of housing and development in Arlington underpinned a County Board candidate forum Wednesday night.

In particular focus at the Arlington Committee of 100 event were divided stances on Missing Middle. Supporting the rezoning policy, which the Board unanimously approved last year, are Democrats Tenley Peterson and JD Spain.


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Arlington has awarded $2.4 million to nonprofits in a new equity-based grant program.

The county announced yesterday (Wednesday) that a total of 22 nonprofits received funding through the RACE to Rebuilding Trust and Community grant, designed to “support historically marginalized communities, ensuring equitable access to resources, transparency and accountability.” The Arlington County Board approved the grants in a unanimous vote.


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Arlington County Board members broke several months of relative silence on the Israel-Hamas war this weekend.

Responding to demands for a county resolution in support of a ceasefire, several officials on Saturday voiced personal concerns about the conflict’s ongoing humanitarian toll. Although county leaders “do not handle international relations,” Chair Libby Garvey said, “I think we are all absolutely appalled and horrified by what’s going on.”


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The sitting chair of the Arlington County Board and its longest-tenured member has endorsed her would-be successor.

Libby Garvey made her endorsement of Tenley Peterson official today, after hinting at it over the past few months. Former County Board member Christian Dorsey also announced his endorsement of Peterson.


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Lower speed limits are going into effect on five Arlington roads.

The Arlington County Board on Saturday voted to reduce the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph on the following streets north of Arlington Blvd:


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The average Arlington homeowner will see a significant tax increase as part of the new, $1.65 billion county budget.

The Arlington County Board on Saturday approved the FY 2025 budget, which includes a 2 cent tax rate increase. Paired with a 3.3% increase in home values, it will raise property taxes for the average homeowner $430 annually — a 5.3% increase.


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Several projects approved in Arlington’s inaugural round of historic preservation grants may need some more time to wrap up.

The Arlington County Board on Saturday will consider extending agreements with five projects that were among the first to receive county dollars last year from the Historic Preservation Fund. The grant recipients originally agreed to finish by June 30, but due to “unpredictable delays,” a county report recommends pushing back the deadline to Dec. 31.


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