South Irving Street Group Home


S. Irving St., Arlington, VA 22204  View Map

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Construction began in March 2022 and is scheduled for completion in spring 2023. Demolition of the previous structure has been completed to make way for construction of the new home, which will provide services by Arlington County's Department of Human Services. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends.


Crews continue to work on the interior finishes and are nearing completion of the project.


The property is located on S. Irving St. in the Douglas Park neighborhood.

About the Project

This project will demolish the County-owned property located on S. Irving St., a detached three-level single family group home, and replace it with a new two-story family home. This new home was designed and is constructed to provide permanent residence for up to six individuals with developmental and physical disabilities across their lifespans, regardless of physical and behavioral support needs. The demolished home was in deteriorating condition, had accessibility problems, and was not well-suited for use as a group home.

The new home will be staffed 24 hours a day with Daily Support Professionals (DSPs) who will assist each resident with activities of daily living and care. The DSPs will be supervised by a House Manager and Program Manager.

earthcraft logo.png Per the objective of the County’s Facility Sustainability Policy, the new home shall be designed and constructed to be energy efficient with excellent indoor air quality and in alignment with the EarthCraft House residential green building certification program. To achieve this certification, the new home will be well-insulated with energy efficient windows, energy recovery ventilation, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and other energy and water efficient building components.

About the Process

New Residence Activities Timeline
Design Phase Completed
Permit Review & Approval Completed
Bid Phase (incl. selection and Board approval) Completed
Construction Phase (incl. existing structure demolition) March 2022 -
Spring 2023
Close-out Phase Spring 2023
Resident Occupancy Spring/ Summer 2023


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