Arlington Child Care Center Renovation

Location

1915 N. Uhle Street, Arlington, VA 22201  View Map

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Status

Construction

Construction on the Arlington Child Care Center began in April 2023. As of spring 2024, crews are working on close-out activities and nearing completion of the project. Work hours for this project are 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The facility is expected to reopen in fall 2024.

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About the Project

The County owns a 3,284 square foot detached one-level building, located on a 15,828 square foot parcel at 1915 N. Uhle St. For many years, this facility had been used for child day-care services for infants to four-year-olds of Arlington County employees. It has not been renovated since 1990 and has experienced an array of repairs.

On Dec. 17, 2022, the County Board approved a $1.1 million contract with Landivar & Associates for construction services. The facility is now closed for an interior renovation, with limited exterior improvements for ADA compliance. Work includes renovations of the children’s rooms, teachers’ areas, restrooms, and the kitchenette; window replacement; HVAC system upgrades; and overall accessibility upgrades. 

Enrollment preference will be given to children whose parent or guardian work for the County, followed by children whose parent or guardian work or live in Arlington County. On Jan. 21, 2023, the County Board approved a deed of lease with the national, non-profit child-care provider Easter Seals to operate the facility when it reopens in fall 2024.

What to Expect

Residents and travelers through the area will see a change in parking availability near the site. In addition, the following activities are occurring during the construction process:

  • Some construction noise during the working period
  • Trucks with building material at the front of the site
  • Selective deconstruction and removal, using dumpsters
  • Exterior windows and doors replacement, equipment and plumbing work
  • Site landscaping

We will make every effort to protect the safety of the community and minimize inconveniences during this time. For your safety, please stay outside of the existing property fence and obey all signage around the site.

About the Process

Activities Timeline
Design phase Completed 
Permit review and approval Completed
Bid phase (Selection and Board approval) Completed
Construction phase April 2023 - March 2024 
Close-out phase Spring/summer 2024
Facility reopens Fall 2024