Planning + Building eNews - February 2018

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Planning + Building eNews

One-Stop Arlington: Making It Easier for Our Customers

Make Online Payments For Building Permits, Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) Permits and Civil Engineering Plans (CEP) 

Starting March 5, 2018, customers can complete the building permit application process entirely online if they apply, submit, pay and print using the ePlan Review portal


Learn how-to submit your online application today - RSVP for the ePlan Review 101 Open House on March 14, 2018, Noon – 3 p.m., at Arlington County Permitting Offices, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., 10th floor, Training Room.



Business Process Improvements, Updates and Reminders

Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) Permits Are Going Paperless

Beginning Sunday, April 1, 2018, all new applications for Land-Disturbing Activity (LDA) Permits will be required to be submitted electronically through Arlington County’s ePlan Review portal. We encourage customers who have been using our paper option to begin submitting new LDA Permit applications electronically before the April 1 implementation date to make your transition easier. All paper LDA permit applications already submitted and in process prior to April 1 will continue to be reviewed on paper.


View the ePlan Review Overview webpage for more information regarding electronic plan review process and requirements. Staff is also available to answer questions and assist you as you begin to submit applications electronically. 

Land Record Fee Changes

REMINDER: Some land fees have changed. View the updated recording fees.

Public Engagement

Share Your Feedback: 10-year Capital Improvement Plan

Arlington is in the process of developing our 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Please join over 1,200 members of your community and take 5 minutes to tell us what upgrades or improvements to facilities and infrastructure are important to you. The survey is live through March 16, 2018.

Crystal City Block Plan G/Metro Market Square

We're collecting input on an exciting new design for open space in the heart of Crystal City. Upcoming opportunities to share your ideas about Metro Market Square (Block Plan "G"):

  • Community Open House - March 21, 7-9 p.m. at 241 18th Street, 11th floor. View details.
  • Online Feedback - Available March 19 - 28: a web-based survey will be posted on the project webpage.

Housing Conservation Open House on March 12

Join us for this Open House, focusing on the Housing Conservation District about the types of incentives being considered within its boundaries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on proposed HCD incentives.


Drop-in event with presentations at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. County staff will also be at an Educational Forum hosted by the Lee Highway Alliance on March 10, focusing on the Housing Conservation District areas along Lee Highway.


Deadline Approaching! Apply for Neighborhood College by March 18

Learn how to become a neighborhood advocate and effect change through Arlington County’s free Neighborhood College program, which meets on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning April 12, 2018. Apply in English or Spanish by March 18.