Group Letter Opposing N-FBC Amendment

Group Letter Opposing N-FBC Amendment 10-13-20 updated

From Our Letter to ACB: Last week the Planning Commission barely eked out a vote in favor, with half of the commissioners present either voting against or abstaining (6-4-2). The Housing Commission then voted 7-3 to recommend you reject the proposal and instead direct staff to study affordable homeownership throughout the county as part of the upcoming Affordable Housing Master Plan review. We agree with the Housing Commission’s position and urge you to reject the proposed amendment.

Columbia Heights Letter Opposing Increase N-FBC AH Elig 10-13-20 rev ex 1

October 17, 2020, County Board Agenda Item #46.B. N-FBC-11 Amendment to the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance Article 11.2 Section 902 CPN-FBC Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Form-Based Code Districts (Appendix B of the Zoning Ordinance) to adjust the Area Median Income (AMI) limit for affordable homeownership units from 60% of AMI to new limits that range up to 80% of AMI and up to 100% of AMI

ORA Statement to the Arlington County Board 

ORA Statement to the Arlington County Board on the Proposed Amendment to Arlington County Zoning Ordinance Article 11.2 Section 902 “CPN-FBC” Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Form-Based Code Districts (Appendix B)

John Snyder letter to County Board re FBC amendment AMI levels

I am writing to urge you to reject the proposed changes to homeownership income requirements in the Columbia Pike Neighborhood Form-Based Code. While promoting middle-income homeownership is positive, these changes would do so by undermining the Pike Neighborhoods Form-Based Code’s purpose–preserving affordable homes for nearly 6000 moderate-income households along the Pike. The County should find another way to promote middle-income homeownership, on a county-wide basis, concurrent with the coming review of the Affordable Housing.

NFBC Pryor 2020-10

Background Material for County Board on Item #47
Neighborhoods Form Based Code
October 17, 2020

Background Material for County Board on Item #47

Background Material for County Board on Item #47
Neighborhoods Form Based Code
October 17, 2020

CB testimony Pryor 2020-10-17

Good morning, my name is Stefanie Pryor. I was horrified when I read in the report that staff wants to better align the Neighborhoods Form Based Code with the overall cost of homeownership within the County

Kathleen McSweeney letter 10-14-20

I served on the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan and subsequent Implementation Tools working group (along with Mr. Karantonis) that resulted in the Neighborhood Form-Based Code (FBC). There are several concerns that have been raised by many regarding this proposal, but I will keep this brief and will focus on the original goals of the FBC, the appropriate process for comprehensive change to align housing policies County-wide, and the timing of this change.

 

Housing Commission Letter 10-14-20

CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMISSION ON HOUSING – ERIC BERKEY, CHAIR

Delegate Lopez Letter_ to County Board on AMI

I’m writing to oppose the proposed effort to raise the eligibility for affordable housing from 60% to 100% of area median income (AMI) at the Arlington County Board Meeting on Saturday. The proposal is not supported by the communities along Columbia Pike and runs counter to the Neighborhoods Form-Based Code (N-FBC).

Alliance Housing Solutions N-FBC 10-15-20

We are writing on behalf of the Alliance for Housing Solutions and the undersigned supporters to address the proposed update of the income targeting for homeownership units under the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Form-Based Code (N-FBC). We recommend that the County Board defer action on the proposal so that some key flaws in the policy can be addressed, preferably as part of the pending five-year update of the Affordable Housing Master Plan.

10.14.2020 Arlington Branch NAACP Letter to County Board (Form-Based Code)-Final

On October 8, 2020, the Arlington Branch NAACP attended and provided public comments before the Housing Commission to oppose the county staff’s recommendation to target the Columbia Pike community with an amendment that would reduce or perhaps eliminate this important housing stock in the county. The Housing Commission voted 7-3 to recommend the County Board reject the proposal and instead direct staff to study affordable homeownership throughout the county in the upcoming Affordable Housing Master Plan review. We support the Housing Commission recommendation.

CHCA Annual Membership Meeting, Monday, Oct 19th, 2020, 7 pm – 9 pm Location: ONLINE

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CHCA Annual Membership Meeting, Monday, Oct 19th, 2020, 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: ONLINE
7:00 PM President’s Update and the goals for tonight – (Ron Haddox)
7:05 PM Approval of the Meetings tonight agenda and the Sept 14th  meeting minutes. (Marian and Ron)
7:10 PM Form-Based Code – Update (Juliet)
7:20 PM Updates
• Affordable Housing project in Green Valley: 

Discuss sending a letter to County Board and APS in opposition to this project, as it will create an influx of low-income children at Drew Elementary School, our neighborhood school. Drew currently has a 63% FRL rate (free and reduced lunch, the metric used to measure the number of low-income students), making it the 3rd highest FRL % school in Arlington. At only 65% current capacity, there are a lot of seats left to fill.
Green Valley has provided further analysis in opposition of this project on their website: Issues — Green Valley Neighborhood Arlington County, VA Affordable Housing. We have reached out to their President to offer support from CHCA to oppose this project and the negative impact that it would have on Drew.

Joint letter w/Green Valley to Civic Federation to finalize the County’s map with regard to our boundary (status)

• Purple Lounge – This upcoming Wednesday at 12 noon CPRO will be joined by ACPD, the County Manager, and Staff, and possibly ABC to discuss public safety across the County and Columbia Pike. October 14 Public Safety Zoom (Purple Lounge is on the Agenda). Will have representation from ACPD, County Manager, State Delegation, and potentially ABC.

  • Newsletter (Marian)
  • 11th Street & Edgewood – STOP sign discussion – We need a plan ASAP!  Where is the plan?
  • Vote to retain the current Officer positions for another term. Absent any objections or challengers, conduct a vote of members present to retain the following persons in the following positions:
    President: Ron Haddox
    Vice President: Sarah McKinley
    Secretary: Marian Gooderham
    Treasurer: Josh Folb
    Member at Large: Meredith Gade
    Member at Large: Ed Miltenberger
    Member at Large: VACANT

Special Speaker – Takis Karantonis, Arlington County Board

Letter to Housing Commission 9-1-20

ACCF SPECIAL LEGISLATION COMMITTEE REPORT ON VOTING IN ARLINGTON:

Group Letter Opposing N-FBC Amendment 10-13-20 updated:

Columbia Heights Letter Opposing Increase N-FBC AH Elig 10-13-20 rev ex 1

 

  • NOTE: If you didn’t receive an invite please contact Ron – “ronhaddox@aol.com”.