Planning + Building eNews - November 2017

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Planning + Building eNews

Special Office Hours: Thursday, December 7, 2017 

Building Permits, Inspection Services and Zoning Administration 

Our offices will be closed early (at 12 Noon) on Dec. 7 for our annual all-staff meeting and training. Our website is open 24/7 if you need to apply for a building permit, schedule an inspection or check on the status of your permit application.


County Board Actions

Arlington Moves to Encourage Accessory Dwellings

The County Board adopted amendments to the Zoning Ordinance aimed at making it easier to create accessory dwellings in single-family neighborhoods.


Arlington To Consider Housing Conservation District

Public hearings will be held in December on a proposal to create a Housing Conservation District.


Arlington Approves $6 Million Affordable Housing Loan for Park Shirlington Apartments

The County's Affordable Housing Investment Fund will provide the money for Park Shirlington Apartments. 

Arlington Approves Off-Street Residential Parking Guidelines for Metro Corridors

The County Board adopted off-street residential parking guidelines for new, multi-family residential projects approved by special exception in Arlington’s Metro corridors.

Commercial PACE Financing Program Set to Launch in Arlington

The County Board adopted a new ordinance that will pave the way for Arlington to be the first Commonwealth jurisdiction to launch a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. The C-PACE program is designed to help commercial building owners finance energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy upgrades with affordable, long-term, financing provided by private capital providers.