Lyon Village Citizens' Association
A historic Arlington neighborhood founded in 1923
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Town Hall on Church Apartment Building in Lyon Village
October 2 @ 8pm
As we have previously shared, an application has been filed with Arlington County proposing a General Land Use Plan Amendment to allow high-density multi-family uses in residential neighborhoods with the height and scale typically found in Arlington’s urban transit corridors. This violates all existing zoning, planning, and land use policies and practices applicable to Arlington neighborhoods.
If approved, this proposal will establish a precedent that will allow similar proposals to occur in any and ALL Arlington single-family home neighborhoods. The use of church properties for high-density commercial development in single-family home neighborhoods will be used as a template for the over 100+ churches spread across Arlington’s single-family home neighborhoods. If approved and allowed to proceed, owners of church properties in our single-family home neighborhoods will be monitoring and evaluating the financial advantages of pursuing similar projects in your neighborhood.
Please attend the virtual Town Hall to learn more about this proposal and what you can do about it.
MONDAY OCTOBER 2 @ 8:00 pm
Topic - A precedent-setting proposal impacting all of Arlington’s residential neighborhoods
Presenter: Tad Lunger, Esq.
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Meeting ID: 847 7510 9858
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Tad Lunger, Esq. is a seasoned lawyer who concentrates his practice on land use, zoning, real estate, construction and development, public/private partnerships and capital projects, and related local, state and federal government concerns.
Feel free to forward this invitation to friends and neighbors. Having a critical number of attendees will send a message to the County that high-density multi-family development is inappropriate in Arlington’s single-family home neighborhoods!
Clarendon Presbyterian Church Redevelopment (Updated Aug. 12, 2023)
The Clarendon Presbyterian Church (CPC) and Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) have jointly applied to the County for a Special GLUP (General Land Use Plan) Study to upzone the site from residential R-5 zoning to R8-18 zoning, seeking to build an affordable housing apartment building of approximately 6 stories for 92 units, which would likely limit parking requirements to one parking space for every four units. In addition to the 92 apartment units, CPC and APAH plan to include an 8,000 sq. ft. space on the first level for a new congregation facility and a daycare facility for approximately 58 children.
A growing group of neighbors with concerns about this redevelopment plan has created a petition and volunteer sign-up page for others to join their efforts and a flyer that can be printed and shared with others. DO NOT DONATE on this website! The funds will not go to our cause. We are currently working on a fund link. Thank you.
You can read more about the redevelopment on CPC's website and attend an in-person town hall at the church on August 29th from 7:00-8:30pm to learn more and ask questions. The County Special GLUP Study website includes the submitted application and will be updated throughout the process. Lyon Village requested that CPC attend our September community meeting, but unfortunately no dates in the month of September work for their schedule. We will continue to pursue a community meeting.
Each year, the neighborhood holds a number of events such as the December Holiday Party, Easter Egg Hunt, the July 4th Parade and Picnic, and Spaghetti Dinner. We'll update the events section as details become known. And we're always looking for volunteers.
Meanwhile, consider renting the Lyon Village Community House throughout the year.