Arlington County to Fund Four Neighborhood Conservation Projects
The Arlington County Board today approved more than $2.9 million in funding for four new Neighborhood Conservation projects. All the approved projects are street improvements that also contribute to sidewalk connectivity and stormwater management
VRA Bond Refinancing to Save Arlington $2.2 Million over 14 Years
The Virginia Resources Authority’s (VRA) refinancing of two (VRA) Wastewater and Water System Revenue Bonds will save Arlington County $2.2 million in reduced interest rates on those loans over the next 14 years. The loans were one of the funding sources for the County’s massive, $568 million upgrade and expansion of its aging Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), substantially completed in 2012, to meet the demands of a growing population and increased state and federal water pollution control requirements
Carter Calls For ‘Immediate & Complete Halt’ To South China Sea Island Building
Carter Calls For ‘Immediate & Complete Halt’ To South China Sea Island Building “Just as the White House confirmed Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit at the end of this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter issued a clear call for “an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation by all claimants” in the South China Sea.
Corker, Warner, Vitter, Warren Reintroduce “Jumpstart GSE Reform Act”
In an effort to spur substantive and structural housing finance reform, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), all members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today reintroduced the “Jumpstart GSE Reform Act.
Williamsburg Blvd. Water Main Projects Starting this Month
Arlington will start building a new 24-inch water main this month along Williamsburg Boulevard, and modify pipes to the Minor Hill Reservoir and its four underground storage tanks. The work also includes closing a gap that exists on a previously installed 36-inch water main under the westbound lanes between North Frederick and North Harrison Streets.
Virginia Association of REALTORS® promotes September Preparedness Month
The Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) is encouraging Virginians to ready themselves for hurricane season as well as other disasters by making plans for how to stay safe and communicate during an emergency. Preparedness Month, observed nationwide in September, reminds Virginians to collect supplies as well as make and share a plan for the protection of their families, homes, and communities.
County Board to Discuss Affordable Housing Master Plan, Implementation Framework in Work Session
The Arlington County Board tonight will discuss recent staff updates to the Affordable Housing Master Plan and Implementation Framework. The purpose of the work session is to address remaining Board memb The County is seeking a 25-year Plan that will guide the next generation of affordable housing investment in Arlington because providing a range of housing options affordable to persons of all income levels and needs throughout the County supports our people, improves our neighborhoods and strengthens our economy.
2015 Home Sales July: Virginia Residential Real Estate Market Shows Continuing Improvement
July residential real estate sales reflected a significant uptick from the same period last year, according to the July 2015 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). The 13 percent increase in sales over July 2014 continues an eight-year trend of year-over-year improvement. July sales are typically lower than the volume per month for June or any single month of the second quarter. In addition, the decrease of 8 percent from June indicates buoyancy from the 11 percent month-to-month dip averaged over the prior seven years for the same period.<
Arlington County Celebrates Affordable Housing Month
September is Affordable Housing Month in Arlington, a month-long celebration of the County’s long-term commitment to preserving and creating housing opportunities that benefit the whole community. Join us for bus and bike tours of affordable housing developments around the County, public forums to discuss housing challenges and an informational session covering services and programs available to residents.
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System Wins EPA Federal Green Challenge Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System has won a Federal Green Challenge award for transportation. The Challenge encourages federal agencies throughout the nation to lead by example by conserving energy and resources, cutting waste, reducing pollution and saving money.