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Category: Demolition

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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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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