Board of Zoning Appeals Use Permits (Section 36.E) – Adopted December 9, 2006. Authorizes the Board of Zoning Appeals to grant special exception use permits that modify requirements contained in the Zoning Ordinance with respect to physical requirements of improvements on a lot or parcel of land, including setback and other placement requirements, coverage, and height. Supplemental Report
Section 29A. “P-S” Public Service – Adopted December 9, 2006. – Amendments to Section 29A. “P-S” Public Service Districts of the Zoning Ordinance to allow for publicly owned or controlled recreation buildings, aquatic centers, and properties located on sites designated “North Tract Special Planning District” on the General Land Use Plan, to be constructed to a height not to exceed one hundred (100) feet.
Section 20. (Appendix A) “CP-FBC,”Columbia Pike – Required Building Lines – Approved November 14, 2006 – Amendment to Section 20 (Appendix A) “CP-FBC,” Columbia Pike – Form Based Code Districts of the Zoning Ordinance to change Section III (C) – Regulating Plans to modify the width of the street space for South Glebe Road and South Walter Reed Drive in the Town Center area of the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District.
Section 36. Administration and Procedures Subsection 36 H. Site Plan – Major Site Plan – Approved October 14, 2006 – Amendment to Section 36. Administration and Procedures. Subsection 36 H. Site Plan Approval of the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance to change the definition of a Major Amendment to include projects that change (increase or decrease) density by more than five (5) percent and/or building height by more than that change (increase or decrease) density by more than five (5) percent and/or building height by more than twelve (12) feet. Supplemental Document
Section 34.F Construction and Leasing Signs Permitted – Adopted September 16, 2006. Amendments to Section 34 F. Signs Permitted in All Districts, Unless Otherwise Specified, With Permits, of the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance to permit construction and rental/leasing signs for buildings in “C”, “M”, and “RA” districts, subject to limitations on the overall area of signage; and to allow the Zoning Administrator to approve additional signs for sites with multiple buildings, subject to limitations on the overall area of such signage.
Split Lot – Adopted July 8, 2006. Amendments to Section 1. Definitions, Section 31. Special Provisions, and Section 35. Nonconforming Buildings and Uses (1) to clarify, by amending the definition of lot, that the requirement for minimum street width necessary to build structures on lots is 30 feet of public right-of-way and that lots fronting on a public right-of-way that is less than 30 feet wide may not be built upon; (2) to clarify, by amending the regulations in Section 31.A.15., that a prerequisite to the creation of by-right split-lots is to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator that the property proposed to be subdivided into split-lots would meet the definitions and all subdivision and zoning requirements necessary to create one interior lot and one pipe-stem lot with a minimum frontage of 40 feet, and (3) to change the time within which property owners are permitted to restore nonconforming uses from one year to two years as called for by the Code of Virginia.
Clarendon Sector Plan – Density Increases for Historic Preservation. Adopted June 10, 2006. – Amendment to Section 36. Administration and Procedures of the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance to establish density increases for proposals in the “Clarendon Revitalization District” on the General Land Use Plan that include historic preservation of structures identified for preservation in adopted Clarendon Policy Directives. This amendment is proposed in order implement Policy Directives for historic preservation in Clarendon, in order to encourage economic development initiatives that provide desirable employment and enlarge the tax base, to facilitate creation of a convenient, attractive, and harmonious community, and to protect against encroachment on historic areas.
Clarendon Sector Bulk, Coverage and Placement Requirements Clarendon Sector Plan – Bulk. Adopted May 20, 2006. Amendments to Sections 32 for bulk, placement and coverage, to establish the following for properties zoned “C-3” and located in the “Clarendon Revitalization District” on the General Land Use Plan: increased building setbacks; screening requirements for parking; the location of parking; and a requirement for minimum distance between functioning entry doors.
Unified Residential Development – Pedestrian connectivity – Adopted on April 22, 2006. An amendment to Section 31. Special Provisions, Subsection A. of the Zoning Ordinance to clarify that the intent of the Unified Residential Development provision provides for pedestrian connectivity.
Administration and Procedures Zoning Fee Increases. Adopted on April 22, 2006. An Amendment to Section 36. for fee increases for Certificate of Occupancy and Subdivision Plat Reviews reviewed by the Zoning Administration office for compliance with zoning regulations. This amendment is to provide for efficient administration of the review process, to encourage economic development, and to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public.
Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) (Section 36.H.5.b) – Adopted February 25, 2006. Establishes a TDR program that provides the County Board with the authority to approve the use of TDRs through the Special Exception Site Plan process. Staff Report
Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District
- Zoning Ordinance Amendment re: Form Based Code – Adopted 2/25/03
- Columbia Pike Form Based Code Amendment – Adopted 2/7/04
- Columbia Pike Form Based Code Amendment – Adopted 9/17/05
- Columbia Pike Form Based Code Amendment – Adopted 11/16/05
- Columbia Pike Form Based Code Amendment – Adopted 12/10/05
- Columbia Pike Form Based Code Amendment – Adopted 2/25/06
Affordable Housing – VIRGINIA SQUARE. Adopted on January 21, 2006. Zoning Ordinance amendment to provide for the achievement of affordable housing objectives in Virginia Square in a manner consistent with new affordable housing zoning ordinance provisions applying to all site plan projects:
- Amendment to Section 36.H.6.k of the Zoning Ordinance to confirm explicitly that Zoning Ordinance amendments to Section 36.H adopted by the County Board on December 10, 2005 apply to site plans in all zoning districts, as such amendment is set forth in Attachment 1.
- Amendments to Section 21. “MU-VS” (Mixed Use – Virginia Square Districts) of the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance to specifically permit the County Board to approve a density of up to 4.0 FAR west of N. Kansas St. and up to 3.24 east of N. Kansas St., and additional density up to 1.0 FAR west of N. Kansas St and up to 1.76 FAR east of N. Kansas St., subject to specific findings being made and as more specifically described in Attachment 2.
- Amendments to the General Land Use Plan (GLUP) and 2002 Virginia Square Sector Plan to reflect changes to the policy goals and objectives for the East End of Virginia Square with respect to allowable densities below and above the GLUP and achievement of affordable housing, and to conform GLUP and Plan with proposed revisions to MU – VS (Mixed Use – Virginia Square) District, including changes to GLUP Note #3 to allow density up to 3.24 FAR for properties east of N. Kansas St. and up to 4.0 FAR west of N. Kansas St. as more specifically described in Attachments 3 and 4.
Secondary use of parking lots that are accessory to place of worship or lodges – Adopted January 24, 2006. Amendment to Section 33. Automobile Parking, Standing and Loading Space, Subsection A. General Requirements, Sub-subsection 8, and Section 36. Administration and Procedures of Arlington County Zoning Ordinance to permit following secondary use of parking lots that are accessory to places of worship or lodges and that are not operated primarily for commercial gain:
(1) Parking spaces that are accessory to those uses may be used by off-site users to park non-commercial vehicles, when such use does not exceed ten (10) percent to 50 percent of total number of spaces; and
(2) Parking spaces that are accessory to those uses may be used by off-site users to park non-commercial vehicles, when such use is for no more than one (1) day to 90 days per calendar year; and
(3) County Board may, by use permit approval, as specified in Subsection 36.G.Use Permits, permit use of parking spaces accessory to those uses to be leased or used under verbal or written contractual agreement with off-site users to park non-commercial vehicles, when such use exceeds parameters set forth in subparts 33.A.8.b(1) and 33.A.8.b(2) above.