For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Contact: Mary Curtius 703-228-7943 (voice) 703-228-4611(TTY)
ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington County Board today approved a plan to develop a mixed-use building featuring four floors of residential units atop ground-floor retail at 1900 Wilson Blvd., between Courthouse and Rosslyn.
The building’s developer, ZOM, Inc., was allowed density bonuses in return for agreeing to:
The developer will meet the County’s affordable housing requirement, by providing nine affordable housing either on site or nearby or by contributing $1,337,683 to the County’s affordable housing fund.
“This building fits into our vision of transforming the Courthouse-Rosslyn area into another great Arlington urban village,” said Board Chairman Jay Fisette. “1900 Wilson Blvd. is a well-designed building that will enliven that block with its combination of homes with street-level stores and great places to eat. Developments such as this are helping this area become vibrant and fun – a great place to live, work and play.”
The building’s Wilson Blvd. front would include floor to ceiling glass windows and doors with canopies, awnings and signs over the ground-floor retail space. The Clarendon Blvd. side will present a more residential face.
The Board vote to approve was 4 to 1.
See details in the staff report (scroll to item 40).
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world - including the Pentagon - Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.