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.
From September to October 2022, the Arlington County Board hosted 3 Information Sessions (Housing Development and Economics, History and Future of Housing Zoning and Policy, and Planning and Growth) and 20 Community Conversations regarding Missing Middle Housing(PDF, 420KB). Participants had the opportunity to learn, listen, reflect, and share their perspectives with County Board members and neighbors to inform the MMHS process. During each session, comprehensive notes were taken without attribution to any of the participants. View the notes
The Board has also directed staff to develop draft zoning text and General Land Use Plan amendments for consideration by both the Planning Commission and County Board. View a one-page overview of the Phase 2 Draft Framework and read the County Board's guidance to staff.
The Planning Commission's Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) and Zoning Committee (ZOCO) will review the draft text Wednesday, Nov. 9.