Arlington for Everyone: Tools for Maintaining and Creating Diverse Housing Options
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
3:00pm - *5:00pm
(*Time change. Networking reception to follow the forum.)
NRECA, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 22203
Arlington is rapidly changing. High housing costs, redevelopment, and demographic shifts are remaking our community. With all of these changes underway, what can be done to help ensure that Arlington can remain a place where people from all walks of life are welcome and can afford to live? This year's AHS Leckey Forum will explore the idea of "Arlington for Everyone" and focus on two policy tools with immediate relevance: the preservation of at-risk "market affordable" garden apartments, and the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) throughout the County.
Check out slides from the event here: Leckey 2017 Presentation
Find photos of the event on our flickr page
Leckey Forum Preliminary Agenda
3:00 pm Opening remarks
3:15 pm Topic presentations:
Preserving Arlington’s Garden Apartments, Speaker Nina Janopaul of Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
Nina will discuss the importance and challenges of preserving what is left of Arlington’s market-affordable rental housing, including garden apartments and other lower-priced rental housing. She will draw on lessons from her experience with the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods planning process, and APAH’s work on preserving properties such as Buchanan Gardens and their recent acquisitions in Westover.
The Future of Accessory Dwellings in Arlington, Speaker Alice Hogan of the Arlington Housing Commission
Alice will discuss the role that accessory dwelling apartments could play in Arlington’s housing market, and present options under consideration for updates to the accessory dwelling ordinance, including the possibility of detached “backyard cottage” ADUs. She will share insights and lessons from her role as chair of the County's Accessory Dwellings Working Group and a long-time member of the Arlington Housing Commission.
Handout: ADU Regulations Update
4:15 pm Breakout discussions on each topic
5:00 pm Networking Reception