South Irving Street Group Home


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

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The new home provides services by Arlington County's Department of Human Services. Construction began in March 2022 and was completed in September 2023.



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

About the Project

This project demolished the County-owned property located on S. Irving St., a detached three-level single family group home, and replaced 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 is 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 is 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 -
September 2023
Close-out Phase Fall 2023
Resident Occupancy Beginning 2024


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