August 15, 2022


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TV studio for home improvement network no longer coming to Rosslyn condo basement | ARLnow

The would-be WBITN studios in 2019 (image by way of WBITN/Facebook)

A tv studio for a new residence enhancement Tv set community will not, in fact, open in the basement of an aging condominium building in Rosslyn.

Plans for an elaborate 4,000+ sq. foot studio place for WBITN — which stands for We Make It New — had been to start with described by ARLnow in March 2020. It was supposed to open up in a lessen amount of the River Position South intricate at 1011 Arlington Blvd, complete with 15 assigned parking spaces.

Irrespective of getting a use allow for the studio from the Arlington County Board, even so, the studio was never ever developed and has cancelled its programs.

The County Board voted to discontinue the use permit at its meeting this past Saturday.

In a report to the Board, county employees did not expose a reason why the options fell by means of, but observed that the organization was cited for construction done devoid of a permit very last calendar year.

From the report:

During the initially just one-calendar year critique in March 2021, Code Enforcement inspected the house and cited the applicant for unpermitted perform. The applicant worked with the Inspection Solutions Division to post applications for the expected permits, which needed inspection on completion of the get the job done prior to the issuance of a Certification of Occupancy for the audiovisual studio. At the time, team encouraged an Administrative Evaluate in six (6) months to monitor the applicant’s progress towards compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Constructing Code as very well as a County Board evaluation in just one 12 months (March 2022). The applicant has not but obtained the necessary permits to work the audio-visible studio, and no more time strategies to pursue the audio-visible studio use. For that reason, workers recommends discontinuance considering the fact that the applicant does not prepare to go after the audio-visual action.