Columbia Hills


1010 S. Frederick St., Arlington, VA 22204  View Map

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U-3401 Special Exception Use Permit Neighborhoods Form Based Code (FBC) Project


(portion of the western parcel of Columbia Grove property)


The County Board approved the project on Feb. 24, 2015.  Read the meeting minutes (Item #28).

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About the Project

The applicant, Columbia Grove Apartments Limited Partnership, proposes to build an 8-story residential building with 229 multi-family dwelling units on 52,796 square feet of land on the site currently occupied by Columbia Grove apartments without removing any existing units. The new development will achieve Earthcraft Platinum energy efficiency while all 229 units will be affordable.

Project Details

  • Zoned “RA14-26” and located within the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Special Revitalization District
  • Development required a modification to the maximum building footprint
  • 8-Story, multi-family project
  • 160 reserved (tenant) parking spaces
  • 30 shared (visitor) parking spaces
  • 17 spaces for existing Columbia Grove residents
  • 7,340 square feet of private open space
  • 10 permanent supportive housing units
  • 13 Type-A accessible units
  • 92 bicycle spaces located within garage
  • Streetscape improvements around the perimeter of the new building (including clear sidewalk, trees and trash bins)

Elements Under Consideration

This is a Special Exception Use Permit Form Based Code project that has requested a modification to the maximum building footprint.

Project Materials

Meeting Materials