2400 Columbia Pike


Southeast corner of Columbia Pike and South Barton Street intersection, Arlington, VA 22204  View Map

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Columbia Pike Building

This reports the status related to the entitlement process only and does not imply the status of any individual building permits.

This project was approved by the County Board on June 18, 2016. Read the meeting minutes with approved site plan conditions (Item #39).

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About the Project

U-3436 Form Based Code (FBC) Project

The applicant, Four Mile Run Associates, L.C.; 2338 Columbia Pike Associates, LLC; and Testamentary Trust of Benjamin M. Smith, proposes to build a 6-story mixed-use building on approximately 55,883 square feet of land on the site currently occupied by several retail businesses including the Rappahannock Coffee and a surface parking lot.  The proposal would include approximately 105 new residential units, 12,997 square feet of ground floor retail and two levels of below-grade parking containing approximately 140 parking spaces.  The development will also preserve the historic facades of the two existing buildings by incorporating them into the new building.

Project Details

  • Site is currently zoned “C-2” and located within the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District.
  • Site is approximately 55,883 square feet
  • 6-story, mixed-use project
  • 119 reserved (tenant) parking spaces
  • 21 shared (visitor/customer) spaces
  • 45 reserved bicycle spaces within secure storage facility
  • 3 public spaces located on-street
  • Streetscape improvements on S. Barton Street and Columbia Pike (including clear sidewalk, street trees, benches and trash bins)
  • Preservation of historic facades for the two existing buildings

Elements Under Consideration

This is a Special Exception Form Based Code Use Permit due to the existing site size which is larger than 40,000.  The applicant is also requesting the following modifications from the Commercial Form Based Code:

  • Construction of ground floor retail along S. Barton Street that is more than 18 inches above grade due to topographical constraints

In addition, the following FBC modifications are proposed in response to input from staff and the Historical and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) related to the character of the historic facades being preserved at the street level:

  1. Siting specifications to permit the first three stories of the building to be set back from the Required Building Line (RBL).
  2. Cornice requirement
  3. Maximum window sizes
  4. Exterior door materials

Project Materials

Applicant Materials

Meeting Materials

Additional Information

  • Transportation Impact Study (Oct. 20, 2014): Study