In October there were a total of fifteen demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. One was for a major redevelopment in Rosslyn and then rest were for single family homes. All but one of the homes are located in North Arlington. Eight of the applications are for speculative developments. Demolition stats for October range from 10 permits (2015) to 27 (2013).
Only two of the homes are located in the National Register Historic district.
- 1903 North Monroe Street is in the Cherrydale National Register Historic District, and
- 4611 15th Street North is in the Waverly Hills National Register Historic District
- 2600 1st Road North is in the Lyon Park National Register Historic District
- 5936 15th Street North is in the Highland Park/Overlee Knoll National Register Historic District
Totals for 2020
– 27 are located in National Register Historic Districts
– 66 are speculative developments (owned by developers)
Garden Apartments: 0
Commercial Buildings: 2
Other Structures: 1
Civic Buildings: 2
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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