The November 2022 newsletter is linked below. If you have any comments or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Scott Sklar, President, AHCA
At our October AHCA monthly meeting we had a dialogue on the Arlington County Board’s proposal on Missing Middle with two speakers (long-time Arlington residents) supporting and questioning the Missing Middle Housing (MMH) proposal. I was happy to see a turn out of over 60 AHCA residents at our AHCA October membership meeting on MMH.
This was a discussion and not a debate, which I moderated and this is not a Jerry Springer show – so everyone was asked to offer up a question and all dialogue polite.
The speakers were:
- Alice Hogan who grew up in Ashton Heights and Lyon Village before that. Her mother still lives on the same street as I do, beyond the church. Alice has 50 years’ experience in Arlington.
- Julie Lee has served as president of the Glencarlyn Civic Association for 6 years. She was born and raised in Arlington, in a house her parents built in Glencarlyn in the early 50’s.
Following are links for more information on recent MMH programs in October 2022. Please feel free to review them.
- George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis and Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship as they bring together experts to discuss the Arlington Missing Middle Housing. LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvlBoID6ThU
- Civic Federation: Missing Middle: https://www.arlnow.com/2022/10/12/arlington-civfeds-missing-middle-discussion-last-night-required-rules-of-engagement/ and https://www.facebook.com/ArlCivFed/videos/477891650938945
AHCA has sent out a MMH survey to AHCA residents who are on our listserv and our AHCA Secretary Chris Armstrong will be sending out an e-survey after our AHCA meeting above. The survey was created by the AHCA Development Committee CoChairs Alexander Tuneski and Jack Spilsbury, ExCom member Ken Matzkin and myself. The survey has been reviewed and approved by the AHCA ExCom.
We will also have the survey available for those not on the AHCA listserv on our website (ashtonheights.org). You will have to put in some extra info, so we can make sure we are not double counting.
I want to thank everyone in AHCA on the dialogue on MMH on our listserv. There are many views expressed, and for the most part respectful. I don’t see these issues as black-and-white, so good dialogue, programming, and give-and-take discussion is most worthwhile.
Thank all of you within our community for being active on a host of issues, as AHCA tries to inform, host dialogue, and build community consensus.