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ARLnow: A new era of housing questions for Arlington one year after passing Missing Middle

USA Today: The Housing Shortage Is A Literal Shortage

Commercial Observer: Northern Virginia’s ‘Missing Middle’ Housing Reforms Run Into Lawsuits

Patch: Alexandria's Zoning For Housing Faces Lawsuit From Resident Coalition

FFXnow: To increase housing, Fairfax County pursues alternatives to ending single-family-only zoning

Fairfax County Times: Comprehensive “Parking Reimagined” project will be in effect for the New Year

ARLnow: The ’12 Days of Christmas’ gets a remake focused on Arlington land-use debates

The Wall Street Journal: Facing Housing Shortages, Cities Try Cramming More Units on Lots

Planning Magazine: Reclaiming the Missing Middle Ground: How Planners Got NIMBYs to Yes

Reason: San Francisco's Can-Kicking on Zoning Reform Could See It Lose All Zoning Powers

The Washington Post: Opinion: Alexandria made the right decision on zoning

Alexandria Packet Gazette: Alexandria Ditches Jim Crow Zoning

Alexandria Times: City Council unanimously adopts ZFH in late-night vote

Commercial Observer: Alexandria Approves Controversial ‘Zoning for Housing’ Package

DCist: Alexandria Lawmakers Unanimously Vote To Eliminate Single-Family-Only Zoning, In Bid To Boost Housing Supply

ALXnow: Alexandria’s polarizing Zoning For Housing plan unanimously endorsed by Planning Commission

DCist: It’s Alexandria’s Turn To Zone For More Housing. What Do Residents Think?

Alexandria Times: Letter to the Editor: Half a world away

FFXnow: Developer of Oakton’s AT&T campus scales back housing, preserves more trees

The Deleted Scenes: Does Anybody Love K-Mart?

ARLnow: Langston Blvd plan criticized for last-minute edits and smaller-than-hoped affordable housing commitments

FFXnow: Years-long push to allow housing at former Topgolf in Kingstowne advances

DCist: Fairfax Supervisors Approve Plan To Reduce Parking Requirements

GGWash: Transit-oriented development is not enough

ARLnow: NEW: Judgment in Missing Middle lawsuit likely one month away

Alexandria Times: Letter to the Editor: Density isn’t a bad word

Patch: Clement Favors Public Hearing In Early 2024 To Review Missing Middle

ARLNow: A restrictive covenant used to block a duplex also barred non-white people from buying or renting it

ALXNow: Poll: What do you think of the new Zoning for Housing/Housing for All proposals?

ARLNow: Some neighbors fought a duplex, and won, as county approves more Missing Middle homes

DC News Now: Alexandria could end single-family only zones with new ‘Zoning for Housing’ plan

The Washington Post: Alexandria proposal would eliminate single-family-only zoning

FFXnow: Supervisor calls for more retail, less housing in proposed Rose Hill Plaza redevelopment

WUSA 9 CBS: [Video] | Alexandria leaders to discuss affordable housing options amid pushback from neighbors

WTTG Fox 5: [Video] | Alexandria neighbors debate over proposed zoning policies to create more affordable housing

DC News Now: [Video] City of Alexandria eyes zoning changes allowing for more housing

Patch: Fairfax Co. Candidate Vows To Keep Out Arlington-Style Missing Middle

Patch: Residents Await New Version Of Rose Hill Plaza Redevelopment Proposal

GGWash: Breakfast links: The ‘YIMBYs of Northern Virginia’ are organizing for supply reforms and navigating zoning politics

DCist: What Do The YIMBYs of Northern Virginia Want?

GGWash: Let Fairfax County grow

RestonNow: Supporters and opponents make their case on county’s off-street parking overhaul

Patch: Missing Middle Opponents Doubt Zoning Change's Impact On NoVA Sprawl

FFXnow: Virginia Tech’s ‘otherworldly’ West Falls Church development approved despite height concerns

Annandale Today: Planning Commission defers action on Parking Reimagined

Patch: Arlington Turns Into Testing Ground For 'Flashy Projects And Policies'

Falls Church News-Press: New Plan for Broyhill Site Roils Arlington Housing Debate

Alexandria Times: Letter to the Editor: Majority supports Duke Street in Motion

YIMBY Action's Infill: A YIMBY Podcast: YIMBYs in Action: Northern Virginia

Falls Church News Press: Our Man in Arlington Interviews Arlington County Board Members Libby Garvey

DCist: Maureen Coffey, Susan Cunningham Win Democratic Nomination In Tight Arlington County Board Race

ALXnow: City to consider naming park in Old Town after local open space advocate Judy Guse-Noritake

Patch Arlington: Arlington Board Candidates Make Last Pitches Ahead Of Primary Election

Oh! The Urbanity: Building Better Cities: 8 Steps to Transform Your Urban Environment

WJLA ABC 7: Alexandria wants community feedback on proposed zoning changes

Slate: The NIMBYs in My Backyard

ARLnow: As early voting kicks off, Democratic hopefuls are picking up a variety of endorsements

The Washington Post: A guide to the 2023 Arlington Democratic primary election

Falls Church News-Press: Our Man in Arlington: Missing Middle Housing Lawsuit

ARLnow: County says Inn of Rosslyn redevelopment proposal needs more work

ARLnow: Fairfax County case may give stronger footing to residents suing Arlington over Missing Middle

Smart Growth America: Arlington and Missing Middle Housing: Hear from Key Pro-Housing Parties

Triangle Blog: Interview: Leaders of Arlington’s pro-missing middle housing group

Arlington Magazine: Will ‘Missing Middle’ Housing Fix Arlington’s Affordability Problem?

Virginia Mercury: Fighting over 348 units: What’s next for Arlington’s pro-housing push?

Abundance - A California YIMBY Podcast: Episode #6: Luca Gattoni-Celli on Abolishing Single-Family Zoning in Northern Virginia

Reason: Will Arlington's 'Missing Middle' Reform Get More Housing Built?

FFXnow: Merrifield recommended as priority for redevelopment, but one proposal raises displacement concerns

GGWash: County Board contention became consensus in Arlington’s missing middle battle

Southern Urbanism Quarterly Speakeasy: Arlington VA Legalizes Housing!

WJLA ABC 7: Alexandria looks to follow in Arlington's footsteps with affordable housing initiative

Forbes: Arlington, Virginia Passes Important Housing Reforms, But More Work To Be Done

California YIMBY's Abundance Podcast with Nolan Gray: Episode 5: Jerusalem Demsas

Greater Greater Washington: Virginia is for YIMBYs: the pro-housing movement spreading across the commonwealth

ARLnow: Arlingtonians celebrate and lament new zoning code as dust settles after historic vote last night

DCist: After Bruising Debate, Arlington Passes ‘Missing Middle’ Zoning Change

Patch: Missing Middle Housing Proposal Approved By Arlington County Board

WTOP: Arlington Co. residents speak out on controversial increased housing plans

The Washington Post: Arlington ends single-family-only zoning

ARLnow: Arlington County Board expected to vote this evening on Missing Middle

WTTG Fox 5: Arlington County leaders expected to vote on 'Missing Middle' proposal

The Washington Post: Strapped for more housing, Alexandria looks to rework zoning rules

Business Insider: It took a progressive Virginia suburb 8 years to let developers build apartments instead of single-family houses. It shows how hard it is to build middle-class housing in the US.

Patch: Arlington's Missing Middle Supporters Show Confidence At Final Hearing

The Washington Post Editorial Board: Put an end to single-family zoning in Arlington

Greater Greater Washington: Show your support for Missing Middle housing in Arlington this weekend

ARLnow: Local NAACP leaves CivFed amid fallout over resolution to improve confidence in county government

Patch: Franconia Residents Protest Redevelopment Of Rose Hill Shopping Center

Patch: Missing Middle Plan Wins Unanimous Approval From Planning Commission


ARLnow: Arlington Planning Commission gives thumbs up to ‘Missing Middle’ zoning changes


Gazette-Leader Letter: Letter: Action needed now to tackle affordable housing


Falls Church News-Press: Coalition Rallies for Arlington Missing Middle Housing

Patch: Missing Middle Housing Supporters Rally To End Single-Family Zoning

Patch: Pro-Missing Middle Housing Groups To Hold Rally In Arlington

Falls Church News-Press: Our Man in Arlington: Missing Middle Housing Debate Continues Apace

ARLnow: ‘Missing Middle’ supporters to rally this weekend ahead of Planning Commission vote

Greater Greater Washington: Here’s how “missing middle” homes can tackle high housing costs and traffic in Arlington County

FFXnow: Residents mostly embrace West Falls Church Metro redevelopment, but some fear traffic dysfunction

Commercial Observer: Housing’s Missing Middle: A Debate in Arlington, Va., Magnifies the Challenge

Patch: Candidate Urges 'Bottom-Up' Process For Arlington's Housing Policy

DCist & WAMU: Arlington Advances Contentious Housing Proposal To Build More Multifamily Units

The Washington Post: Arlington lawmakers to consider a missing middle plan with no eightplexes

ARLnow: BREAKING: Arlington County Board gives green light to hearings on Missing Middle

ARLnow: After more speakers and a disruption, County Board takes extra day to deliberate Missing Middle

ALXnow: Notes: Neighboring Arlington embroiled in single-family zoning fight Alexandria has avoided… so far

WTTG Fox 5: Community meeting held on Arlington missing middle homes

VICE Motherboard: How Nextdoor Put Neighbors In a Housing Policy 'Cage Match'

Patch: Missing Middle Plan Stirs Up Lengthy Debate At Arlington Board Meeting

WJLA ABC 7: Arlington County Board takes in public opinion on affordable housing strategy

DCist & WAMU: Would Arlington County’s missing middle zoning plan make homes more affordable?

Patch: Arlington Preps For Throng Of Missing Middle Speakers At Board Meeting 

ARLnow: Arlington warns of shortened public speaking times ahead of ‘Missing Middle’ hearing 

FFXnow: Morning Notes: Reston Town Center Inspired YIMBYs of NOVA Co-Founder Adam Theo

ARLnow: Planning Commission hearing on Missing Middle draws nearly 100 speakers

The Washington Post: The battle over single-family zoning is also a fight over what to call it

Falls Church News-Press: Our Man in Arlington: Missing Middle Housing Gets Religion

Greater Greater Washington: Breakfast links: Arlington voters support candidates who favor missing-middle development

WTTG Fox 5: Arlington County board members discuss 'Missing Middle' proposal

ARLnow: What the election results mean for Missing Middle and minority politics in deep blue Arlington

The Washington Post: De Ferranti wins second Arlington term; Read leading in Fairfax City mayor’s race

ARLnow: DEVELOPING: Democrats poised for another sweep in Arlington, though Clement claims a few districts

Patch: Arlington's 'Missing Middle' Housing Debate Looms Large In Election

ARLnow: NEW: County Board says draft Missing Middle changes respond to community concerns

The Washington Post: Arlington’s sole county board race a proxy war over ‘missing middle’

Washington Monthly: Why I Can’t Afford to Live Where I Grew Up

Choose To Be Curious: Ep. #180: Urbanism and Seeing with Fresh Eyes, with Luca Gattoni-Celli

WRC NBC 4: Residents Debate ‘Missing Middle' Housing Plan in Arlington County

WTTG Fox 5: YIMBYs of NoVA President Jane Green Comments on Arlington Missing Middle Debate

ARLnow: County Board praises civil, if loud, discussion of Missing Middle and the Arlington Way

Falls Church News-Press: Our Man in Arlington: Missing-Middle Housing Generation Gap

WAMU: YIMBYs of NoVA President Jane Green Discusses Arlington Missing Middle Housing (Segment ~14:25)

Reason: Glenn Youngkin Says NIMBY Regulations Are Making Virginia an Impossibly Expensive Place To Live

WUSA 9 CBS: 'Missing Middle' | Arlington leaders discuss ways to increase housing supply, affordability

WTTG Fox 5: Arlington residents facing controversial housing fight over zoning

The Washington Post: In Arlington, advocates and critics of ‘missing middle’ housing face off 

ALXnow: Planning Commissioners say study of discrimination impacts in Alexandria needed ahead of land use changes

Sun Gazette Letter: Time has come to implement Missing Middle strategy

Greater Greater Washington: Zoning reform is looking viable in Northern Virginia 

Alexandria Living Magazine: Residents Form Group To Advocate For Affordable Housing

The Washington Post: In Amazon’s shadow, neighbors are dueling over housing density 

ARLnow: ‘Missing middle’ draft calls for legalizing multifamily housing countywide 

ALXnow: City Council priorities spark discussion over future of housing in Alexandria

ARLnow: Duplexes vs. McMansions: What makes a house too big for neighbors?

Sun Gazette Letter: Changes to zoning do not threaten homeowners

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YIMBYs and NIMBYs Can Meet In The Middle — And Already Do

In My Backyard ~OR~ Living In A NIMBY Nightmare Scenario

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Gold Toilets and Wrecking Balls: How "luxury" housing can help reduce rents and prevent homelessness. 

You Do Not Have to Like Apartments: Online commenters unfortunately echo real-world housing debates.