Developer Spare That Tree
Rampant development by spec builders is rapidly changing the character of Lyon Village and surrounding neighborhoods. A towering, 96-foot, 60-inch diameter, 175-210 year old, oak tree at 5920 N. 35th St, believed to be Arlington’s tallest outside the National Cemetery, is threatened by developers seeking to clear cut the lot where it stands. Full story at Falls Church News Press
Native Plant Seedling Sale
The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation district’s annual seedling sale makes low-cost bare-root native shrub and tree seedlings available to Northern Virginia residents. Seedling packages are announced in January, go on sale in February 4th and are available for pickup in April. Click to Continue Reading…
Stormwater Management Grants for Homeowners — Deadline Mar 15
The StormwaterWise Landscapes program provides matching grants for Arlington property owners to reduce stormwater runoff from their property. Approved projects include pavement removal, pervious driveways and patios, rain gardens, or conservation landscaping. Click to Continue Reading…
A new section about about water problems has been added to the LyonVillage.org link list (near the bottom of the column of links). Links to resources range from flooding to wet basements. The County provides a surprising amount of practical information to assist citizens. Definitely worth checking out before spending money on contractors.
This is a permanent feature of LyonVillage.org
Also included are links about redevelopment. Single family home redevelopment is the largest source of new stormwater runoff and pollution from all building activity in Arlington. A Land Disturbing Activity/Stormwater permit is required if construction disturbs land area of 2,500 square feet or more. Permit requirements help protect neighbors from impacts of increased runoff from new or expanded homes. Its good to know what is required.
In 2019 a total of 159 homes were demolished, 3 a week on average. These are just complete demolitions and not “major renovations” which often result in near complete demolition.
● 36 are located in National Register Historic Districts
● 85 are speculative developments (owned by developers)
These buildings are often replaced with new construction that is out of scale and proportion to the community.
Preservation Arlington urges citizens to adopt Local Historic District designations for their communities, with standards for design, height, and placement that could be customized to reflect community needs while still allowing reinvestment to occur.
Fall Colors: Tree Identification
Fall brings us breathtaking sights of trees turning vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. The changing foliage provides more than just a beautiful views—the change in colors can better help to identify the tree species.
Beyer Writes FAA On Airplane Noise in Arlington
Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration expressing concerns about its recent announcement to make changes to flight paths at DCA to accommodate Secret Service needs without giving meaningful consideration to community interests. Beyer urged FAA to delay implementation of the proposed changes to DCA flight procedures in order to engage the community. Beyer Press Release
The October meeting featured three of the four County Board candidates running for the two open seats. Arron O’Dell did not attend.
Christian Dorsey (incumbent Democrat) Website
Katie Cristol (incumbent Democrat) Website
Audrey Clement (Independent) Website
Arron O’Dell (Independent) Website
The Arlington County Code is available online for all to read.
Problems with trash bins are covered in:
● Chapter 10 “Trash, Recycling And Care Of Premises”
● Article I. “Residential Trash, Recycling and Organics”
● § 10-6. Storage, Removal, and Maintenance
● E. Failure to adhere to the storage, removal,
and maintenance provisions Click to Continue Reading…
Arlington’s Updated Energy Plan
The Arlington County Board adopted a sweeping update to the Community Energy Plan that sets ambitious targets for transforming the County’s energy sector.
The plan incorporates goals for buildings; resilience; renewable energy; transportation, County government actions, and education and human behavior. It envisions a carbon neutral Arlington by 2050 that will be more resilient, where all electricity will come from renewable sources, where more residents will drive electric vehicles and more will use transit, and where homes and buildings will be more energy-efficient.
Be sure to report any potholes that you see in the neighborhood to the county. You can call 703-228-6570 or go online to https://topics.arlingtonva.us/reportproblem/ or press this button…