3400 13th St. N. – YMCA


The 191,108 sq. ft. (4.39 acres) site is located at 3400 13th Street N., in the Ballston-Virginia Square neighborhood and adjacent to the Lyon Village neighborhood. The site is currently occupied by the existing YMCA facility. The site is bordered by North Kirkwood Road to the east, 13th Street North to the north, North Kansas Street and single family homes to the west, and the American Legion and Mill Creek Residential sites to the south., Arlington, VA 22201  View Map

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Under Review

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

About the Project 


SPLN22-00005 (SP #468)

The applicant, including the Young Men’s Christian Association of Metropolitan Washington (YMCA) and Republic Michaels, proposes to redevelop the site and construct a new standalone YMCA facility and a seven-story multifamily residential building. Additional project details include:

  • Request to amend the General Land Use Plan (GLUP) to change the GLUP designation from “Semi-Public” to “Low” Office-Apartment-Hotel
  • Request to rezone the site from R-5, to C-O-1.5, Mixed Use District
  • New 7-story multifamily building, with
    • 340,151 sf
    • 374 units
    • 295 parking spaces
    • LEED Gold at and Green Building Incentive Program (GBIP) commitments to achieve 0.35 bonus density for the residential building
  • New YMCA recreation center facility with
    • 87,850 sf
    • Indoor swimming pools, pickleball courts, tennis courts, fitness space, and conference/breakout/lounge space
    • 203 parking spaces
    • WELL certification
  • Proposed modifications for
    • Additional density consistent with Section 15.5 of the Zoning Ordinance
    • Required parking and loading
    • Density exclusions
  • Site plan improvements and public amenities, including
    • GBIP commitments with LEED Gold certification for the residential building
    • Public Art contribution
    • Utility Fund contribution
    • Streetscape improvements
    • Achievement of goals and recommendations of the November 2017 Washington Boulevard & Kirkwood Road Special GLUP Study “Plus” and Concept Plan

Applicant Materials

September 2022

Public Process

  • This project will undergo public review via a virtual Site Plan Review Process. Learn more.
  • The SPRC Chair for the site plan review process is: Elizabeth Gearin
Timeline  Milestone / Meeting  Materials 
September 23, 2022  Site Plan Acceptance 
October 2022  Site Plan Review Process Kick-Off    
Dec. 6 - Dec. 19, 2022  Online Engagement Opportunity 

July 27, 2023

7 p.m, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Room 311 Conference Room,


Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Hybrid)

  • High-level discussion of the developer's proposed revisions to the site plan
    • Site Layout
    • Building Massing and Height
 TBD Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Hybrid)


 TBD Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Hybrid)


TBD  Planning Commission Meeting 
TBD  County Board Meeting 

*Process timelines are subject to change as needs arise. Check back for updates.

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