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John Vihstadt - Independent

Arlington County Board

April 2014 - December 2018

John Vihstadt

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About John

A long time civic leader, John was elected to the Arlington County Board following 30 years of schools and neighborhood activism. As the only political Independent on the Board, he brought true debate, discussion, and balance to our local government. He worked for our community - not a political party. Read more about John

Options for Parents, Cold Feet and A Birthday Bash

January 17, 2020

I hope that everyone had a festive holiday season and that you have braced yourselves for whatever the New Year may bring! Here are a few fresh highlights, both County and State. New Seniors Housing Options on Horizon As Arlington’s population approaches a record 230,000 people, it’s no surprise that our 60+ cohort is also bigger than ever. While some elements of the County’s “Housing Arlington” initiative are controversial, including the potential for allowing increased density in single-family neighborhoods, I strongly support Arlington’s efforts to expand available housing choices for seniors. Last month, after intensive civic engagement, the County Board voted to hike the number of zoning districts that could host a range of seniors housing types from five to 18. Over time, this should encourage the development of more projects along the full “continuum of care,” from independent living to assisted living, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities. Staff also pledged to study ways to make these pricey facilities more affordable. Dig into the details. Meanwhile, in Waverly Hills, an Artis Senior Living project has filed for approval, the first in nearly 20 years. The six-story building with 80 memory care and 95 assisted living units would front…

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Arlington Sun Gazette Highs & Lows, 12/13/18 edition

December 21, 2018

Thumbs Up: ?Outgoing County Board member John Vihstadt deserves credit for prodding his colleagues…to be more fiscally responsible…so kudos to him.? Read here ….

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