Missing Middle Housing - County Board Engagement

From September to October 2022, the Arlington County Board will host 3 Information Sessions and 11 Community Conversations regarding Missing Middle Housing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, listen, reflect, and share their perspectives with County Board members and neighbors to inform the following steps of the MMHS process.

In 2020, the County began its Missing Middle Housing Study (MMHS) to explore how new housing types could address Arlington’s shortfall in housing supply. After two years of public engagement, the MMHS has reached its 3rd phase. Click here to view a timeline of the study process and engagement to date.

Use the two tabs below to submit questions in advance for the Information Sessions.  

Reasonable accommodations for Community Conversations will be made upon request - please reach out to the County Board Office at 703.228.3130 or countyboard@arlingtonva.us.

Registration for the Community Conversations is closed - if you are still interested in participating, please join one of our upcoming Open Door Monday sessions starting on Monday, October 10th. A Board Member and Facilitator will be present and happy to continue the discussion.

Community Conversations

Please note: 

  • The September 23rd session will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
  • The October 4th and 25th sessions will include simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

To request language translation services or reasonable accommodations, please use the registration form or contact the County Board Office at 703-228-3150, or by email at countyboard@arlingtonva.us

As of 5:00 PM on Monday, September 12th, waitlist registration for the Community Conversations is closed. Please check back for any further updates.

Date Description Location

Tuesday, September 13
 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Community Conversation  Virtual, via Zoom
 Thursday, September 15
 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 Community Conversation (Concurrent Sessions)  Langston Brown Community Center
 Monday, September 19
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 
 Community Conversation Virtual, via Zoom
 Thursday, September 22
 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
 Community Conversation  Virtual, via Zoom
 Friday, September 23
 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 Community Conversation (Held in Spanish)  Gates of Ballston Community Center
 Saturday, September 24
 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 Community Conversation (Concurrent Sessions)  Lubber Run Community Center
 Monday, September 26
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 Community Conversation Virtual, via Zoom
 Saturday, October 1
 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 Community Conversation (Concurrent Sessions)  Long Bridge Community Center
 Monday, October 3
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  
Community Conversation  Virtual, via Zoom 
 Tuesday, October 4
 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 Community Conversation (Interpretation in Spanish)  Virtual, via Zoom
 Thursday, October 6
 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 Community Conversation (Concurrent Sessions)  Arlington Mill Community Center
 Tuesday, October 11
 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 Community Conversation (Concurrent Sessions)  Lubber Run Community Center
 Wednesday, October 19
 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 Community Conversation (Concurrent Sessions)  Virtual, via Zoom
 Tuesday, October 25
 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 Community Conversation (Interpretation in Spanish)  Virtual, via Zoom

 

 

Information Sessions

Questions will be accepted in advance for each session - please use the forms linked below to submit yours for consideration. 

The three information sessions will be livestreamed on the County website and on YouTube and broadcast live on Arlington TV, the County’s cable channel, with live captioning on Comcast channels 25 and 1085 (HD) and Verizon FiOS channels 39 and 40. The information sessions will be recorded for later viewing and archived on this webpage.

 

Date Topic Description Advance Questions

 Wednesday, September 14
7:00 PM

Virtual Information Session:
Housing Development and Economics

During this session, special guests will explore and answer questions on different missing middle housing types and discuss how public policy and private development interact and influence what housing gets built, what it costs, and who owns it.

Watch on YouTube
Wednesday September 28
7:00 PM
Information Session:
History and Future of Zoning and Housing Policy 

Arlington’s planning and land use policies are instrumental in determining which types of housing can be developed and their location. While some planning policies have evolved over time, some policies have remained relatively unchanged. This session will explore both the past and the future.

Submit Here
Wednesday, October 12
7:00 PM
Information Session:
Planning for Growth

As Arlington has welcomed many new residents over the past several decades, the County has developed plans and documents on how to best meet current and future growth. Learn how the County plans for growth through the Capital Improvement Plan, Stormwater Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Community Facilities Study, and more so it can continue to meet the needs of future generations.

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