County Board Reviews Scope and Charge for Missing Middle Housing Study

September 23, 2020 | Updated: October 2, 2020 PROGRAM NEWS:

Study Kick Off Scheduled for Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

At a work session on Sept. 22, the County Board reviewed and discussed a revised Missing Middle Housing Study Scope and Charge, which was shaped by community feedback and informed by research. Arlington’s land use policies and Zoning Ordinance currently restrict missing middle housing types in many neighborhoods, and this restriction has had an impact on racial and economic diversity. Staff’s research suggests there is a strong relationship between Arlington’s exclusionary zoning and land use policies and a lack of diversity and of housing opportunities for Arlington’s households of color, especially Black or African American and Hispanic or Latino households.