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A forum looking at current regulations related to accessory-dwelling units in Arlington will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Central Library.

Speakers will discuss how changes made to the county’s housing ordinances in 2017 impact the regulatory process, and will look at whether further changes are needed.

No registration is required.

Accessory-dwelling units are second dwellings – with kitchen, bathroom and separate entrance – on a single-family lot. Prior to the updates made to housing regulations in 2017, the units were technically legal for nearly a decade in Arlington but, because of bureaucratic hurdles, few homeowners applied to create them.

Speakers will include Eric Brescia of the Arlington House Commission and Allison Cook and Blake Bowen of the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development.

For information on accessory-dwelling units in Arlington, see the Web site at

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Why did Arlington Board of Supervisors member Erik Gutshall run for Arlington County Board of Supervisors after serving on the Arlington Planning Commission for years? To give his residential construction corporation the opportunity to earn mega millions from re-purposing Arlington's single family homes (especially McMansions) to apartments, group homes, and bed-and- breakfasts.

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