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Over 1,750 homes GONE!

Over 1,750 homes GONE!

Over the last twelve years, 1,763 single family homes have been demolished in Arlington County. This is just over 6% of the total number of single family homes in the County. These numbers only account for complete demolitions and do not include major gutting of homes or major additions which are also dramatically changing the character of our single family home neighborhoods. In the last seven years, over 263 of these demolished homes were in a National Register designated neighborhood….

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LOST: DECEMBER 2020

LOST: DECEMBER 2020

In December there were a total of twenty-one demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. One was for a commercial property in National Landing and one for a County building to make way for a new park. The remaining were nineteen were single family homes. All but one of the homes were in North Arlington. 70% of the permits are for speculative projects. In comparison, last December there were 7 demolition permits for single family homes. December demolition permits have…

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FEBREY-LOTHROP Demo Stage II

FEBREY-LOTHROP Demo Stage II

On January 12 “DEMO SFD” (Single Family Dwelling) is in the description field of a LDA (Land Disturbing Activity) Permit filed with Arlington County for 6407 Wilson Boulevard. This follows the December 2 application for a “Cap Off Sewer” which was approved on December 7. This LDA Permit is the next step towards demolition of the Febrey-Lothrop home. To search for building permits in Arlington, you can use the County’s online portal. There is an online petition to the County…

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LOST: NOVEMBER 2020

LOST: NOVEMBER 2020

In November there were a total of ten demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. One set (four permits) of commercial demolitions is for a major County Board approved redevelopment along Washington Boulevard in the Virginia Square area. The other commercial is for the long-closed Alpine Restaurant on Lee Highway. The remaining were five single family homes all in North Arlington, 80% of which are speculative. Last November there were 25 demolition permits for single family homes, which is more…

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LOST: OCTOBER 2020

LOST: OCTOBER 2020

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…

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LOST: September 2020

LOST: September 2020

In September there were a total of eight demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. All of them were for single family homes. Six of them are located in North Arlington and two in South Arlington. 66% (6 of 9) of the applications are speculative developments. September applications range greatly from 21 (2014) to 11 (2019). Four of the homes are located in the National Register Historic district. 4042 21st Street North is in the Cherrydale National Register Historic District…

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LOST: AUGUST 2020

LOST: AUGUST 2020

In August there were a total of eleven demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. Ten of them were for single family homes. All of which are located in North Arlington. One, 1523 North Randolph Street, is located in the Cherrydale National Register Historic district. August applications range greatly from eight (2014) to twenty-one (2019). Totals for 2020 Homes: 87 – 21 are located in National Register Historic Districts – 51 are speculative developments (owned by developers) Garden Apartments: 0…

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LOST: June 2020

LOST: June 2020

This June may have been the slowest month for demolitions permits since we began tracking them in 2013. A total of four permits were applied for this month. A total of 9 permits were applied for in 2019, June 2018 was 17 permits, June 2017 was 20; June 2016 was 12; June 2015 was 29; and, June 2014 was 44. Two projects were speculative developments and one property, 1311 North Highland, sold for $1.25 million in January of this year….

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LOST: April 2020

LOST: April 2020

April pretty much matches other April numbers. This year there were 12 demo permits. Last year was 12. This year it was 11 houses and one commercial building. Last year it was too. In previous years: April 2018 being 9 permits; April 2017 was 17; April 2016 was 11; April 2015 was 18; and, April 2014 was 22; Single Family: Eleven of the twelve permits were for single-family homes; and one permit is for a commercial building the county purchased…

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END of Decade
DEMO UPDATE

END of Decade
DEMO UPDATE

Preservation Arlington has tracked demolition permits since Octboer 2013 and added date back to the start of 2009. These are just permits for the complete demolition of a home and not for “major renovations” which often resulted in near complete demolition of homes. We also have tracked from the time permits were applied for as most all are approved at some point and the application point more accurately reflects market demand. Since 2009 a total of 1,627 single family homes…

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