Highlights from the February 25 County Board Meeting

Published on February 25, 2017

The Arlington County Board today took several actions at its February Regular Meeting. Among the highlights:
County Extends Its Lease at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard


  • 15-year extension will save $1.6+ million in annual rent

  • Decision made after exhaustive study of options

  • Will enable restructuring of work environment to provide better service


County Moves Forward on Vision for Western Rosslyn


  • First steps to realize vision outlined in 2015 Western Rosslyn Area Plan

  • Plan includes new school, new fire station, transportation network improvements, parks and open space, affordable housing, retail, new residential space by 2021


County Board Advertises Tax Rate for CY 2017


  • Advertised rate up two cents over CY 2016

  • Rate adopted in April will be at or below advertised rate

  • Two public hearings in March; online feedback form

  • Board to adopt FY 2018 Budget, tax rates and fees in April


Board Allocates $7.4 Million Loan for Berkeley I Affordable Housing Development


  • 125 affordable units to be built at 2910 South Glebe Road

  • Funding from County's Affordable Housing Investment Fund

  • Units will be contractually bound to remain affordable for 60 years

  • 13 permanent supportive housing units, 13 accessible units


 

Read the staff reports on these items.

Next Arlington County Board Meeting

The Board's Recessed Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. View the Agenda.  Starting at 6:30 p.m., the Board will hear any items removed from the Consent Agenda on Saturday, Feb. 25 and other regular agenda items.