1840 Wilson Boulevard - NSTA Site


The 1-acre (43,901-sq.-ft.) site is located at 1840 Wilson Blvd. in the Radnor/Ft. Myer Heights neighborhood. The site is currently occupied by Rhodeside Grill, Il Radicchio Restaurant, and the National Science Teacher Association building. The site is bordered by Wilson Blvd to the north, N. Rhodes Street to the east, Clarendon Blvd to the south, and 19Nineteen apartments to the west., Arlington, VA   View Map

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This reports the status related to the Site Plan Review Process only (Administrative Regulations 4.1). 

About the Project



Virtual Walking Tour

The applicant, FORTIS Companies, submitted a major site plan amendment to redevelop the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) building and adjacent retail buildings currently housing Rhodeside Grill and Il Radicchio. The existing buildings will be demolished and replaced with a new eight story mixed-use building containing 188 residential units and approximately 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.

Additional details include:

  • The site is zoned C-O-2.5, Mixed Use District 
  • Located within the Radnor/Ft. Myer Heights Neighborhood, adjacent to Colonial Village 
  • 188 new residential units 
  • Existing underground garage to remain – 118 parking spaces (0.54 spaces/unit) 

Proposed modifications for: reduced parking ratio, density exclusions, and additional density.

Applicant Materials

Public Process

  • This project will undergo public review via a hybrid Site Plan Review Process. Learn more.
  • The SPRC Chair for the site plan review process is: Sara Steinberger and Karen Guevara as Vice Chair
  • SPRC Roster(PDF, 324KB) (approved by the Planning Commission at the February 2024 Meeting)
Timeline Milestone / Meeting Materials
November 1, 2023 Site Plan Acceptance
  Site Plan Review Process Kickoff Virtual Walking Tour


January 3-12, 2024 Online Engagement Opportunity


 January 5, 2024

In-person Walking Tour 

Meet at 12:00 pm outside Rhodeside Grill (corner of Wilson Blvd. and Rhodes St.)


February 22, 2024

Hybrid Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting #1

  • Site Design 
  • Building Height + Massing 
  • Architecture 
  • Landscaping + Biophilia
 April 15, 2024

Hybrid Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting #2 

  • Transportation 
  • Community Benefits 
  • Construction Phasing 
 Coming soon
  Planning Commission

Public Hearing


County Board

Public Hearing

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