LOST: May 2019

LOST: May 2019

May is in full swing with over 60% of the demo permits being for speculative developments. All eleven were for single family homes in North Arlington. May usually has more permits with May 2018 being 16 permits; May 2017 was 22; May 2016 was 17; May 2015 was 18; and, May 2014 was 22

Single Family: Of the 11 permits for single family homes, all were in North Arlington. Several were also located in a National Register Historic Districts:

  • 3214 1st Road North is in the Ashton Heights National Register Historic District
  • 1550 North Danville Street is in the Lyon Village National Register Historic District
  • 508 North Highland Street is in the Lyon Park National Register Historic District
  • 1720 North Quebec Street is in the Cherrydale National Register Historic District
  • 801 North Daniel Street is in the Lyon Park National Register Historic District
  • 604 North Lincoln Street is in the Ashton heights National Register Historic District

Totals for 2019
Homes: 67
– 20 are located in National Register Historic Districts
– 36 are speculative developments (owned by developers)
Garden Apartments: 3
Commercial Buildings: 6
Other Structures: 1
Civic Buildings: 0

The pending demolition of these homes and buildings represents a loss of history, architecture, time, energy, and materials. Many had the potential for renovation and additions or, at a bare minimum, reclamation/reuse of building materials. 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.

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