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Category: Demolition

LOST: February 2022

LOST: February 2022

In February a total of five demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. All demolition permits were for single family homes. Three were in North Arlington and two in South Arlington. Summary below: Only one property is located in a National Register Historic District:643 23rd Street South is located in the Aurora Highlands National Register Historic District

LOST: January 2022

LOST: January 2022

In January a total of fourteen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. One was for a commercial renovation and one for demolition of an accessory building. The remaining twelve demolition permits were for single family homes and all but one were in North Arlington. Summary below: The seven properties in National Register Historic Districts include:904 North Irving Street is located in the Ashton Heights National Register Historic District520 North Monroe Street is located in the Ashton Heights National…

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LOST: 4th QUARTER 2021 & Year End

LOST: 4th QUARTER 2021 & Year End

The big news for 2021 is: 26 homes were purchased for over $1 million and then demolished. A home was purchased for $1.7 million in Ashton Heights and demolished. At least a dozen of the homes purchased over a $1 million were bought by developers and demolished. Fourteen of these homes over $1 million are located in one of Arlington’s National Register Historic Districts. Two homes demolished are in the Maywood Local Historic District, one due to fire damage Summary…

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LOST: September 2021

LOST: September 2021

In late 2020 the County went “live” with a new permitting system. In such demolition permits are tracked differently and we are still catching up to the new system. As of September we are up to date but plan to resolve a few issues by the end of the year. In September a total of twenty demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. All were for single family homes. Three of the homes were in South Arlington while the…

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LOST: August 2021

LOST: August 2021

In late 2020 the County went “live” with a new permitting system. In such demolition permits are tracked differently and we are still catching up to the new system. In August a total of fourteen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. All were for single family homes. One of the homes was in South Arlington while the rest are in North Arlington. At least nine are speculative developments. One of the homes being demolished was recently purchased for…

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LOST: July 2021

LOST: July 2021

In late 2020 the County went “live” with a new permitting system. In such demolition permits are tracked differently and we are still catching up to the new system. In July a total of fourteen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. All were for single family homes. Three of the homes are in South Arlington while the rest are in North Arlington. At least nine are speculative developments. One of the homes being demolished was recently purchased for…

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LOST: June 2021

LOST: June 2021

In late 2020 the County went “live” with a new permitting system. In such demolition permits are tracked differently and we are still catching up to the new system. In June a total of fourteen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. All were for single family homes. Two of the homes are in South Arlington while the rest are in North Arlington. At least nine are speculative developments. One of the homes being demolished was recently purchased for…

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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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