Friday, March 8, 2013
The Arlington County Board will take up the matter later this month.
Advocates of ending homelessness in Arlington County showed their support for a new year-round homeless service center in the Courthouse community Thursday night. Frustrated residents who live nearby the proposed center reiterated their concerns about safety and, in some cases, property values. And the Arlington Planning Commission wondered what, exactly, its role was supposed to be. "This is an awkward situation," said Commissioner Peter Fallon. "Reflecting on this, I think it would be a lot easier if we just had to make recommendation on a use permit up or down, and maybe set some conditions." But that wasn't the case. [More: Residents, County Still at Odds as Permitting Process Begins for Homeless Center] Arlington County has applied, …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
County offices are closed Wednesday due to snow.
An Arlington Planning Commission public hearing on the proposed year-round homeless service center in the Courthouse community has been postponed until 7 p.m. Thursday due to inclement weather. The commission originally intended to hear the matter tonight, though Arlington county and schools offices are closed thanks to the snow storm. The hearing is on the county's application — to itself — to put a dormitory in the seven-story building at 2020 14th St. N. It's part of the larger process of converting two floors of the building into a year-round comprehensive services center. The county bought the building under threat of condemnation for about $27 million in November. The plan has caused some heartburn to Courthouse-area residents, …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Certain neighborhood block parties and parades are exempted from regulation now.
The Arlington County Board has approved a new special events management policy that changes how farmers markets are regulated and excludes neighborhood block parties and parades from the permitting process. Event organizers and county staff developed the policy following two community meetings and an online survey, according to a news release. Major changes include: The Arlington County Board unanimously approved the new rules at its meeting Saturday with no discussion. For more information, call Arlington County at 703-228-1876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.