Arlington Advocacy on Retail and Signage
Examples of the Chamber’s advocacy in Arlington on issues related to retail and signage include:
Arlington Chamber Supports Request to Advertise Amendments for Permanent Outdoor Dining June 12, 2023
The Arlington Chamber supports Requests to Advertise public hearings to consider permanent amendments to the Zoning Ordinance concerning outdoor dining and seating spaces. The Chamber has advocated over the past three years for the retention of Temporary Outdoor Seating Areas (TOSAs) and the implementation of regulations to solidify their status as permanent additions to Arlington’s streetscape. We hope that the County Board passes this Request to Advertise, and ultimately adopts the proposed amendments at the July 15 Board meeting. We strongly urge the County to employ the instruments and policies needed to ensure a smooth transition for restaurants, as well as ensure preparation for the number of establishments seeking permits after the July Board meeting, so that the process can be seamless.