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Arlington Community Organizations – Can you Help?

Arlington Community Organizations – Can you Help?

Information here compiled and provided by https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/covid-19-care-community COVID-19 Care for Community AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center) Volunteer Need: Start a Food Drive Learn more, and volunteer here. Animal Welfare League of...

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How the Pandemic May Change Our Spaces

How the Pandemic May Change Our Spaces

Designers and architects expect the pandemic to affect apartment design long after the lock-downs are over. Here are a few trends you’re likely to see. More Flexible Spaces - Working from home with the help of digital tools was a trend long before the pandemic hit....

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Amazon Makes Noise (Literally)

Construction of Amazon’s Virginia headquarters is moving right along, and the noise that is being made is making Amazon neighbors crazy. For weeks on end, the relentless clang and bang from construction equipment preparing foundations for the online giant’s new...

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Properties Continue to Move During Pandemic

A recent article on Urban Turf reports that data in April suggested that the pandemic has tipped the DC-area housing market more in favor of home sellers — and according to realtors, this isn't a fluke. The article features our Compass' colleague Maureen Weaver, who...

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Amazon Proposes to Use Pentagon City Public Park

Amazon Proposes to Use Pentagon City Public Park

Amazon wants to take over a public park in Pentagon City to stage the construction of its first two office towers. Arlington County is considering it — for a price. The company is asking the Arlington County Board for permission to use about 19,300 square feet of...

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Support our Local Retailers

Support our Local Retailers

Local retailers have made accommodations regarding Governor Northam’s temporary stay-at-home order. Some have set up online-ordering systems, while others are taking orders by phone or email and personally delivering products. Others have curbside pickup with...

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New Plans for the Key Bridge Marriott

New Plans for the Key Bridge Marriott

The aging Key Bridge Marriott hotel at 1401 Lee Highway will be partially demolished and renovated. Three new residential buildings will be added to the site under a plan approved by the Arlington County Board. 445 of the hotel’s rooms will be renovated. In addition,...

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Restaurants and Shops Offering Takeout and Delivery

Restaurants and Shops Offering Takeout and Delivery

Unfortunately, we all know that Covid-19 has devastated the restaurant industry. Local eateries continue to need our support. Here is a list of Arlington restaurants that are open in some capacity through the stay-at-home order. (Please make sure to check with...

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1,700+ New Units Proposed Next to Union Market

1,700+ New Units Proposed Next to Union Market

New designs are emerging for JBG SMITH's massive development plans at Gallaudet University. The development team is expected to file their next planned unit development (PUD) application soon. The completed PUD covers six acres of university-owned land – 6th Street...

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Amazon Provides $20M Contribution for Affordable Housing

Amazon Provides $20M Contribution for Affordable Housing

The Amazon HQ2 project includes a $20 million contribution to affordable housing in Arlington. This amount reflects a $7.5 million base contribution consistent with the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance. In addition, a $12.5 million benefit was negotiated on top of...

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Amazon Makes Changes at Whole Foods Throughout the Area

Amazon Makes Changes at Whole Foods Throughout the Area

Amazon is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and working quickly to get groceries and essential items to customers as fast as possible. Whole Foods Market stores and Amazon Go Grocery store throughout the area will remain open, providing vital goods for...

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