Real Estate Development Proposals for Arlington, Va November 2015

The Arlington County Board will be considering several Real Estate Development Proposals. The Board Meeting is Held in the Board Room on the 3rd floor of 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, Va. and is open to the Public.

The meeting on November 14th will begin at 8:30. Here is what is on the table regarding real estate development in Arlington:

  • Site Plan Amendment for 4000 and 4040 Fairfax Drive. Developer Penzance wants to combine two sites in Ballston — one at 4000 Fairfax Drive, where Carpool restaurant now stands, and the other, at 4040 Fairfax Drive, where the Webb office building stands. The proposed development would replace the Carpool building with a 330-unit, 22-story, multi-family residential building with ground floor retail. The Webb building will remain. To read the Staff Report for this item, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item #37 on the Agenda for the Nov. 17 Regular County Board Meeting.
  • Ballston Oak Townhomes. This request for a site plan amendment would redevelop property at 1124-1138 N. Stuart Street in Ballston, where four houses now stand, with four townhouse buildings containing a total of 12 units. The Staff Report for this item, #38 on the Agenda for the Nov. 14 Regular County Board Meeting, has not yet been posted.

At the 3 PM Session November 17, here is what is on the table:

  • Ballston Quarter. The Board will consider a proposed redevelopment of the Ballston Mall that would modify the three-story mall and three levels of existing office building above Macy’s department store, demolish Macy’s Home Furniture store at the corner of Wilson Blvd. and N. Randolph Street and build a 22-story residential building with 406 dwelling units and about 66,475 sq. ft. of ground floor and second-story retail. The applicant is requesting bonus density and height for the proposed residential building. The Staff Report for this item, #41 on the Agenda for the Nov. 17 Recessed County Board Meeting, has not yet been posted.

Redevelopment of the Ballston Mall has been long overdue. The mall has long been the brunt of jokes and despite it’s convenience in proximity to affluent shoppers, has failed to attract any consistent traffic. The addition of 406 residential units would be a likely plus for the Ballston Community. Hopefully, the redevelopment plan will include the interior of the mall area which is showing it’s age and has been without any major changes or updating in 20 years.

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