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Arlington Updates Crosswalk Laws to Align With State Law, Vision Zero

The county will now require drivers to come to a full stop when encountering pedestrians in a crosswalk.

September 25, 2023 - Arl Now

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Lawsuit Challenges Arlington County Zoning Reforms

A lawsuit brought by residents charges the county with failing to follow statutory procedures and provide accurate information about recently passed ‘missing middle housing’ reforms.

April 25, 2023 - The Washington Post

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The End of Single-Family Zoning in Arlington County, Virginia

Arlington County is the latest jurisdiction in the country to effectively end single-family zoning.

March 23, 2023 - The Washington Post

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Arlington ‘Missing Middle Housing’ Plan Faces Scrutiny

A proposal to legalize more housing types in northeastern Virginia has prompted vigorous debate among stakeholders.

March 20, 2023 - The Washington Post

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Housing Density Dividing Voters in Arlington County

The race for the county’s only board seat pits proponents of ‘missing middle housing and higher density against residents concerned about outsized growth.

November 2, 2022 - The Washington Post

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Arlington County Struggles To Meet Affordable Housing Goals

As the region’s population swells and demand for housing grows, Arlington County considers zoning reform to boost its affordable housing stock.

June 23, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

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Zoning Reform Gains Momentum in Northern Virginia

Arlington County and Alexandria are moving forward with actions that could potentially launch a new era of planning and development in their respective communities.

May 27, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

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Doubling Down on Bus Rapid Transit in Northern Virginia

Arlington County plans an expansion of the D.C. region's first Bus Rapid Transit line.

December 2, 2021 - ARLnow

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A Primer on Arlington County's Missing Middle Housing Study

The county is evaluating its options for spurring construction of 'missing middle' housing that would provide more housing types in the D.C. suburb.

November 29, 2021 - DCist

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Arlington County Allows New Ground Level Uses

Arlington County is allowing land use flexibility on ground floors in the hopes of transforming the Columbia Park as more of a pedestrian-oriented "Main Street."

November 17, 2021 - Arlington County Government

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The New Pentagon City Could Be More Sustainable, Walkable

In a draft plan, planners in Arlington County, Virginia call for improved pedestrian infrastructure, higher-density housing, and more public parks.

October 21, 2021 - ARLnow

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Guaranteed Income Program Launched in Arlington, Virginia

The 18-month pilot program will provide $500 to 200 low-income families in the county.

October 8, 2021 - WTOP

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Arlington County to Explore Permanent Outdoor Dining Options

As emergency ordinances passed during the pandemic are set to expire, county officials will consider making some pandemic dining accommodations permanent.

September 23, 2021 - Arl Now

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Quality Bike Infrastructure Saved Lives During the Pandemic, Study Says

Evidence from Arlington, Virginia.

August 12, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Roanoke, Virginia

How Virginia Communities Are Encouraging 'Missing Middle Housing'

Local leaders hope that streamlining permit processes and eliminating restrictive zoning regulations will set the groundwork for increased production of small and mid-sized multi-family housing.

August 12, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

Complete Streets Plan for Route 1 in Arlington County, Virginia

Virginia DOT's Route 1 Plans Might Upset Amazon's Vision for National Landing

The National Landing BID this week launched a "People Over Cars" awareness campaign in response to the Virginia Department of Transportation's plans for Route 1 in Northern Virginia.

May 20, 2021 - Washingtonian

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New Amazon HQ2 Renderings Revealed

New details of the second phase of Amazon HQ2 in Northern Virginia were released last week ahead of a planning committee hearing.

May 17, 2021 - ARLnow

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New Amazon HQ2 Renderings Reveal a Futuristic Look for Northern Virginia

Renderings for the second phase of Amazon's second headquarters in Northern Virginia grabbed a lot of attention today.

February 2, 2021 - The Washington Post

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Parking Reform: Dynamic Pricing Expected Soon in Arlington County, Virginia

The dynamic, demand-based pricing is on its way to Northern Virginia.

December 10, 2020 - Arl Now

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Missing Middle Housing Study Launches in Arlington County, Virginia

Missing Middle Housing, the kinds of additional density that can be added with limited construction on a footprint the size of traditional single-family homes, is gaining momentum in the D.C. region.

August 23, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

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