Changing Arlington from 2012 to 2018 The County’s increasing number of older adults and high-income households may result in changing priorities for County government…
● Population: 225,200; up by 13,500 (6.4%)
● Households: 109,940; up by 14,571 (15.3%)
● Married couples without children up 31.2%
● Adults 65 and older up 25.1%
● Young adults (25-34) down 11.6%
● Children under 18 up 18.7%;
● Persons living alone up 8.1%
● Slow growth of single adults under 65 (3.1%)
● High growth of single adults 65 plus (34.9%)
● Hispanic residents up 9.2%
● Black or African American residents up 5.0%
● White and non-Hispanic residents up 2.0%
● Households earning more than $200,000 up 31.5%
● Share of households above $200,000 up from 21.5% to 24.5%
● Households earning under $120,000 up by 1.7%
Source: Board Report #22 (Posted 04-12-2021) Starting with page 14: Arlington County’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2022-26 and FY 2022 Annual Action Plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
COVID Phase 1B Shots Begin Mon, Jan 11
Starting Jan 11, in Arlington and several other health districts, Virginia will overlap vaccination of groups 1A and 1B to ensure people are vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as possible.
● Group 1A: Healthcare personnel and people living in long-term care.
● Group 1B: Persons 75 and older; Police, Fire, & Hazmat; Corrections & homeless shelter workers; Childcare/K-12 Teachers/Staff; Food and Agriculture (including Veterinarians); Manufacturing; Grocery store workers; Public transit workers; Mail carriers (USPS and private); and officials needed to maintain continuity of government.
It is expected to take several weeks or months to vaccinate Virginians in Phase 1b. The ability to schedule appointments depends on vaccine supply, which is limited. News Release
Arlington Pre-Registration Form Arlington residents in group 1B & 1C can pre-register. Arlington County Public Health Division will email 1B registrants to schedule appointments. Phase 1C registrants will be notified when Arlington moves into Phase 1C. Arlington Pre-Registration
To to promote housing options for seniors and persons with disabilities., the County Board voted to amend the Zoning Ordinance. The change allows new assisted living and similar facilities in areas where multifamily development is already allowed. The change also lowers parking requirements at these facilities.
The amendment expands permissible areas to 18 zoning districts located near and along Arlington’s major planning corridors. Designated areas in Lyon Village are primarily along Lee Hwy and Wilson Blvd (shaded areas on map). Some of these areas currently include single-family houses.
County Board seeks ways to solve Arlington’s affordable housing shortage by leveraging existing county housing programs, zoning changes, and private-public partnerships.
Six initiatives fall within the overall Housing Arlington program:
1 Land Use Tools
● Accessory Dwelling Regulations Update
● Elder Care Zoning Study
● Bonus Density
● Plan Lee Highway
● Housing Conservation District
● Missing Middle Housing Study
2 Financial Tools
3 Institutional Partnerships
4 County Employee Housing
5 Condominium Initiative
6 Affordable Housing Master Plan Review
No mention of transit
Did failure to address Columbia Pike transit hamper development in the parts of Arlington and Fairfax counties most available for affordable housing?
Due to an increase in demand, Arlington MOW needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound members of the community. They need volunteers who can commit to one day a month (or more) weekdays from 11:00 am to approximately 12:30 pm.