Arlington County Board approved a plan according to which Crystal City’s Verizon site will be redeveloped with a 306-unit,19-story apartment tower within walking distance of Metro that will include 12 affordable housing units.
According to newsroom.arlingtonva.us, “The Board voted unanimously to approve the vacation of a portion of the right-of-way for Old South Eads Street, a rezoning and site plan amendment for the proposed redevelopment. To read the staff report, visit the County website. Scroll to item No. 41 on the agenda for the Saturday, October 19, 2019, Regular County Board Meeting.
Developer LCOR has agreed to provide on-site seven two-bedroom and five one-bedroom affordable units that will be contractually committed to remain affordable for 30 years. Two units will be fully accessible. The developer also will contribute $1.059 million to the County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund. The building will achieve a Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design (LEED) Silver certification.”
County Board Chair Christian Dorsey said, “The community’s goals for Crystal City, as embodied in the Crystal City Sector Plan, include a better balance of housing and commercial buildings, more affordable housing in this transit-rich neighborhood, and new open space. This redevelopment is in keeping with all of those goals.”