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


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

A television studio for a new home enhancement Tv community will not, in simple fact, open up in the basement of an aging condominium creating in Rosslyn.

Strategies for an elaborate 4,000+ square foot studio area for WBITN — which stands for We Construct It New — were being very first noted by ARLnow in March 2020. It was meant to open in a reduce stage of the River Put South complicated at 1011 Arlington Blvd, finish with 15 assigned parking spaces.

In spite of obtaining a use allow for the studio from the Arlington County Board, having said that, the studio was under no circumstances developed and has cancelled its plans.

The County Board voted to discontinue the use allow at its assembly this past Saturday.

In a report to the Board, county personnel did not reveal a rationale why the plans fell by way of, but pointed out that the company was cited for building executed with no a permit past yr.

From the report:

All through the to start with one particular-calendar year evaluation in March 2021, Code Enforcement inspected the assets and cited the applicant for unpermitted perform. The applicant worked with the Inspection Providers Division to post purposes for the essential permits, which required inspection on completion of the do the job prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the audiovisual studio. At the time, personnel encouraged an Administrative Assessment in 6 (6) months to keep track of the applicant’s development toward compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Developing Code as effectively as a County Board evaluation in just one year (March 2022). The applicant has not nonetheless acquired the required permits to work the audio-visible studio, and no for a longer period options to pursue the audio-visual studio use. Consequently, workers endorses discontinuance given that the applicant does not prepare to go after the audio-visual action.


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