Board of Zoning Appeals Use Permits (Section 36.E) – Adopted November 15, 2008. Amendment adopted on December 9, 2006, authorized 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. This amendment was scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2008. This amendment readopted this code with no expiration date. Staff Report.
Fort Myer Heights North – October 22, 2008. Amendment to Section 13. “RA8-18” Apartment Dwelling Districts and Section 15. “RA6-15” Apartment Dwelling Districts to implement the vision in the adopted 2008 Fort Myer Heights North Plan. The adopted amendment adds new items to the list of special exceptions in order to achieve the community’s goals of preserving affordable housing, historic buildings, open space, significant trees and neighborhood scale through a strategic balance of preservation and redevelopment within the Fort Myer Heights North Special District. Staff Report. Supplemental Report.
Kiosks – Adopted July 19, 2008. Amendments to Sections 1, 3, 18A, 19, 22 and 31 to define the term kiosk and to allow for the operation of kiosks within public and private plaza areas greater than 5,000 square feet, with a special exception use permit in certain commercial zoning districts and within the “S-3A” zoning district.
Accessory Dwellings and Family/Caregiver Suites – Adopted July 19, 2008. Amendments to Section 1. Definitions, Section 5. “R-20” One-Family Dwelling Districts and Section 31. Special Provisions to allow: A) accessory dwellings (a secondary living unit) within single-family homes, under a strict set of guidelines. Up to two persons, who may be unrelated to the homeowners, could be housed in the accessory dwelling. The homeowner must live in the main or accessory dwelling and must have lived there one year before approval of an accessory dwelling. and non-relatives to live in family/caregiver suites in single-family homes. This ordinance becomes effective on January 1, 2009. Effective immediately, amendments to the family suite provisions, to allow up to two persons unrelated to the homeowner (one of whom is a caregiver) to live in a family/caregiver suite in a single-family home, to provide care or assistance to a child, elder or person with disability living in the main building. Staff Report.
Signs Identifying Public Parking Garages – Adopted June 17, 2008. Amendments to Section 34. Nameplates, Signs, and Other Displays or Devices to Direct, Identify, and Inform, Subsection J. Signs Permitted in Specified Areas With Permits. In the Rosslyn Metro Station Area only, allows up to one building sign or projecting sign per garage entrance, to identify public parking garages.
Zoning Fee Increase, FY 2009 – Adopted April 19, 2008. Amendments to Section 34. Nameplates, Signs and Other Displays, or Devices to Direct, Identify and Inform and Section 36 Administration and Procedures to implement a 3.3% increase in zoning fees to adjust for inflation.
Clarendon Sector Plan Implementation – Adopted April 19, 2008. Amendment Section 27. “C-3” General Commercial Districts to add Special Exception Site Plan regulations for properties designated “Medium Density Mixed-Use” and within the “Clarendon Revitalization District” on the General Land Use Plan, to ensure consistency with the goals and policies set forth in the 2006 Clarendon Sector Plan.
Publicly owned Civic Buildings – Adopted April 19, 2008. Amendments to Section 20 “CP-FBC,” Columbia Pike – Form Based Code Districts (Appendix A) of the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance to move the provisions for publicly owned “Civic Buildings” in Section II. Definitions, to a new provision, with modifications, in Section III. Regulating Plans, in order to allow publicly owned Civic Buildings, publicly owned Public Art, or Civic Buildings with public uses on County property to have relief from the prescriptions of the Form Based Code. Other Columbia Pike Form Based Code related information.
Ground Floor Retail – Adopted March 15, 2008. Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Section 16. “RA4.8” Multiple-Family Dwelling Districts to permit street-level commercial uses by site plan approval.
Dinwiddie Street Required Building Lines – Adopted January 26, 2008. Amendment to Section 20 (Appendix A) “CP-FBC,” Columbia Pike – Form Based Code Districts, Section III. Regulating Plans: to modify the distance between the Dinwiddie Street Required Building Lines from 91’ to a dimension of 80’ south of 9th Street and 65’ north of 9th Street South. Other Columbia Pike Form Based Code related information.