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Petition Re: Accessory Dwelling Units

After many months of wrangling in the community over Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), the Arlington County Board will finally hold a public hearing on changes to the county’s Zoning Ordinance on Saturday, July 19, 2008.

The Arlington County Civic Federation has devoted considerable time and resources to debating the merits of ADUs, including a wide-ranging survey. In the process, they’ve compiled an extensive set of resources on this issue, which you can find at this Federation webpage.

The topic has seen numerous letters to the editor of the weekly Arlington Sun-Gazette. It seems there isn’t a week goes by that there aren’t several letters on the Sun-Gazette’s editorial pages addressing ADUs.

ACTA has not taken a formal position on ADUs although if you get one next door, and your home’s value decreases in value, some might consider that a virtual tax. Consequently, ACTA members as well as non-members may want to sign the following online petition opposing ADUs:

No to Accessory Dwelling Units in Arlington, Virginia

You can also use the link in the right column to contact the Arlington County Board to voice your opposition, or you can call the Board office at (703) 228-3130.

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