Planning + Building eNews: June 19, 2019

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Planning + Building eNews

Met Park Phases 6-8 Community Meeting July 10 (Amazon’s First Phase of New Development)

Join us at a community meeting July 10, 2019 at 7 p.m. to kick off the review process for the proposed Met Park Phases 6-8 site plan, the location for Amazon’s first phase of new development in Arlington.

  • Learn about the proposed development, planning background and how the review process will work. County staff and the applicant will be available to answer questions.
  • While seating is not limited, RSVP to help us in planning. The meeting location will be determined shortly.
  • The Planning Commission’s committee-level public review of the site plan proposal will start on July 15.

Tomorrow! Two Housing Events on June 20

Housing Conservation District Community-wide Event

Housing Matters Forum - Property Maintenance in Arlington: What Do I Need to Know? 

Permit Arlington Updates

Help Us Test the System

Want to get a sneak peek of our new permitting system? We are looking for volunteers to test Permit Arlington, which will move over 30 permits and applications from paper to online this summer. The new system launches the first of two phases.  

Customer Experience Feedback

We have a new customer experience vision. One team one voice, delivering a responsive permitting experience driven by understanding and listening to our customer needs. 

  • If you've been to Arlington's 10th floor permitting office recently, let us know what you think! We're collecting customer feedback via a quick online survey at

More information about Permit Arlington will be included in upcoming editions of Planning + Building eNews and on the Permit Arlington website.

Questions? email

Fee Adjustments Go Into Effect July 1

The FY2020 budget adopted by the County Board includes adjustments to the following fees, which go into effect on July 1, 2019.

In addition, as part of the adoption of the FY19 budget last year, the County Board approved a 5% increase in the Automation Enhancement Fee to go into effect as part of Phase I of Permit Arlington.

The fee schedules will be updated accordingly.

County Board Actions

The County Board took the following actions at its June 2019 meeting: