Planning + Building eNews - November 2016

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Planning + Building eNews

Upcoming Hearings

Local Board of Building Code Appeals
View November 2016 appeals. The next hearing is on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2-3 p.m., 2100 Clarendon Blvd., 10th Floor.

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Current Planning Efforts

Deadline Nov. 15: Share Your Feedback On Short-term Residential Rental Regulations 
The County is seeking community input about zoning regulations for short-term residential rentals through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist, VRBO and others. Share your feedback through this online form by Nov.15. The Planning Commission and County Board will consider this feedback at November and December public hearings. Learn more about the process, read a transcript from the live Q&A session and subscribe for updates at the project webpage.

Lee Highway: Join Us For A Community Open House Nov. 29
The County has been working on pre-planning tasks to prepare for a formal Lee Highway planning process that will kick off in early 2017. Drop by the Open House to learn more about the project scope and share your thoughts on expectations, participation opportunities, boundaries and more. There are two location and time windows, you can attend either for the same information. Daytime hours, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Lyon Village Community House. Evening hours, 6 – 8 p.m. at Lee Community & Senior Center.

Four Mile Run Valley: Visioning Workshop Kicks-off December 2
A multi-day, Community Visioning Workshop will be held December 2-6. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on design exercises, share their ideas, discuss the issues and lay a strong foundation for a shared vision. View the complete schedule at the 4MRV website.|

County Board Actions

$9.9 Million Arlington Loan To Help Renovate Culpepper I Apartments
The County Board approved a $9.9 million Affordable housing Investment Fund loan to help renovate Culpepper Garden I apartments. The Board also approved rent transition and tenant assistance funds to help the low-income seniors who live there stay on-site during and after the renovations.

Public Hearings Set For Proposed Historic Designation

A proposed historic designation for the Ball family burial ground will be the topic at two public hearings in December where the community can weigh-in.

New Sign Regulations For Urban Regional Shopping Centers
Citing the unique challenges Arlington’s regional shopping centers face in an evolving retail market, the County Board approved new, tailored sign regulations that will apply to Ballston Common Mall (Ballston Quarter) and Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.

Community Benefits

Smithsonian Design Fellow and HGTV “Ellen’s Design Challenge” Winner Vivian Beer Designs Public Art for New Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Hotel
This year's $100,000 winner of HGTV's "Ellen's Design Challenge" artist Vivian Beer created Dressed Up And Pinned art is installed outside the new Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Hotel. 

The artwork is the latest addition to Arlington's internationally-noted public art collection, managed by Arlington Public Art, which is part of Arlington Arts, a division of Arlington Economic Development (AED). The recipient of seven Public Art Network (PAN) Awards from Americans for the Arts, Arlington Public Art works to directly commission artwork to be integrated into various County capital improvement projects or, as in this case, supports developers to directly commission public art as negotiated through the site plan (private development) process. Arlington's history of developer-funded public art projects stems from County planning initiatives begun in 1979 with the commission of Nancy Holt's Dark Star Park in Rosslyn.