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RE: Support for Accessory Dwelling Units in Alexandria

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January 23, 2021 Alexandria City Council301 King StreetAlexandria, VA 22314 RE: Support for Accessory Dwelling Units in Alexandria Dear Mayor Wilson and Members of City Council: Please accept these comments on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG), the leading organization in the DC region advocating for walkable, inclusive,
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Take Action: Show your support for missing middle housing

Take Action: Show your support for missing middle housing

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Dear Sonya, There are just two days left to provide your input on Arlington's Missing Middle Study. You will find the presentation thought-provoking about the housing challenges facing Arlington, and by responding to the questions you will help us all think about the impact of high housing costs and options
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Take Action: Speak-up for Accessory Dwelling Units in Alexandria

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The City of Alexandria is developing a policy to make Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) a viable option for providing more affordable housing in the city. They just released draft ADU policy recommendations and want to hear what you think. Please take a moment to complete a short ADU survey to
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ACTION: Support Accessory Dwelling Units in Alexandria

ACTION: Support Accessory Dwelling Units in Alexandria

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The City of Alexandria wants to hear from you as they develop an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) policy. You are encouraged to view the City's second ADU presentation and provide feedback on how Alexandria can create an ADU policy to help make more affordable housing options a reality in the city. 
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TESTIMONY re: Support of the Heritage at Old Town

TESTIMONY re: Support of the Heritage at Old Town

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We urge you to approve the Heritage at Old Town. Alexandria has lost over 90% of its affordable housing over the past two decades. We face a housing affordability crisis in Alexandria and neighboring jurisdictions. Multiple studies demonstrate that we need both more supply and more long-term committed affordable units. This project provides both. Supply is critical to avoid displacement, and a range of tools are needed including leveraging land value and density to ensure we create more affordable units.
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