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Lost: February 2021

Lost: February 2021

In 2020 the County went live with a new permitting system for planning, development and inspection services. The transition has been smooth. However, it did cause some confusion with how Preservation Arlington recorded and tracked demolition permits. This is part one two posts on trying to catch up. It is difficult to correlate the old info with the new info, but we do know that 39 permits had February dates on them. There are an additional three dozen homes that…

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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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LOST: JULY 2020

LOST: JULY 2020

July was pretty slow with tear downs. A total of six permits were applied for this month and all were in North Arlington. A total of 13 in July 2019; July 2018 was 21; July 2017 was 6; July 2016 was 20; July 2015 was 32; and, July 2014 was 6. Two of the properties this month are in National Register Historic Districts. They are: 1904 North Oakland Street is in the Cherrydale National Register Historic District 2609 3rd Street…

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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: May 2020

LOST: May 2020

May is very much like May 2019. Almost same number of permits. Same percentage are speculative. This May we see 13 permits to demolish single family homes, and over half are speculative development. Three of the homes are in South Arlington. May 2019 had 11 permits; May 2018 being 16 permits; May 2017 was 22; May 2016 was 17; May 2015 was 18; and, May 2014 was 22. At the end of May, the total number of demolitions is equal…

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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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LOST: February 2020

LOST: February 2020

In February 2020, a total of seven demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. January also starts with a higher number of demos. In comparison, February 2019 was 23, February 2018 was 16, February 2017 was 12; February 2016 was 23; February 2015 was 15; and, February 2014 was 11; All of the permits are for single family homes and all are in North Arlington. Two of the homes are in National Register Historic Districts: 641 North Lincoln Street…

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LOST: January 2020

LOST: January 2020

In January 2020, a total of fifteen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. January also starts with a higher number of demos. January 2019 was 21; 2018 was 19; 2017 was 9; 2016 was 13; 2015 was 22; and, 2014 was 12. Thirteen of the permits are for single family homes with one for a garage and one for sewer pumping station. Eleven of the houses are in North Arlington. In a first, none of the homes are…

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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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