Planning + Building eNews - July 2017

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One-Stop Permitting: New Permit Type & Updated Requirements

Small Cell Telecommunications Facilities Permit

The new requirements for the Small Cell Telecommunications Facilities Permit went into effect on July 1, 2017. View examples of Small Cell Antennas and Facilities and learn why a permit is required.

Stormwater Management Ordinance

We recently updated two compliance documents to help our customers prepare their plans to meet the stormwater management requirements for building projects. 

County Board Actions

County Board Approves Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Map Update

An update to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area map was approved by the County Board on July 15. The updated map will take effect on January 1, 2018. This map depicts the location of Resource Protection Areas in Arlington. 


County Board Approves New Crystal City Apartments

The Arlington County Board approved a site plan amendment, rezoning and other actions for a mixed-use building with 302 new apartments and ground floor retail at 2351 Jeffersion Davis Highway, also known as “Block Q” in the Crystal City Sector Plan. Read the complete news release.


Public Engagement

Share Your Input on Public Engagement

We want to hear from you about enhancing our engagement efforts, particularly on capital projects such as transportation maintenance, park improvements, and development of new County-owned facilities. Share your feedback by Sept. 13 on a draft Public Engagement Action Plan.


New Information

WEBPAGE: Approved Projects (Private Development)

These Site Plans and Form Based Code projects have completed the public review process. The next step is permitting and construction. Check building permits status on the Building Arlington website. View current approved and under construction development projects using the County's Open Data Portal.


AWARD: Rosslyn Sector Plan Honored with Holzheimer Award

The Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded Arlington’s Rosslyn Sector Plan with the Holzheimer Award for Economic Development. The awards committee recognized the Rosslyn Sector Plan’s overall scope and focus on encouraging redevelopment that advances the plan vision.The committee also viewed the work as a best fit for its remembrance of Dr. Terry Holzheimer, former director of Arlington Economic Development. Read the complete news release.


REPORT: Development Tracking First Quarter 2017  

The Development Tracking Report provides a summary of county-wide residential and commercial development activity for the First Quarter of 2017 (January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017).