In the wake of the November 2014 out-of-left-field cancellation of the controversial streetcar system, developers have sought approval for roughly a half dozen new projects along the 3.5-mile corridor totaling nearly 1,000 residential units and more than 100,000 square feet of retail.VIEW PROJECT
Affordable housing is in constant demand in the county as it is elsewhere in the Washington region. Last month, the Arlington County Board unanimously approved the plan for Gilliam Place, a new development on the site of the Arlington Presbyterian Church in Columbia Pike’s Town Center.VIEW PROJECT
The Arlington County Board today approved both a plan to redevelop the Arlington Presbyterian Church site on Columbia Pike into an affordable housing apartment complex, and about $18 million in loans to help the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) buy the site and build the housing, locking in the apartments’ affordability for 60 years. The redevelopment also will have groundfloor retail/civic uses and a three-floor parking garage.
Principal Tom Donaghy presents KGD's winning entry at the National NAIOP Conference
Akridge and the Ronald D. Paul Cos. have joined forces to purchase and redevelop the former GEICO building in Tysons, Va. into a trophy office tower.
Akridge and the Ronald D. Paul Cos. have acquired an older office building at Tysons that’s presently home to Geico’s Northern Virginia claims training center and have plans to redevelop it into an 11-story office tower with ground floor retail.
Akridge, with equity partner the Ronald D. Paul Companies, has acquired the property for $7.6 million, and is moving Geico to a new home in Ashburn. In its place, the team will construct a 250,000-square-foot trophy office building, featuring 11 stories of office over five stories of parking (three stories above grade and two below) and ground-floor retail and restaurants.
Trends in medical-office building and senior-living development are surprisingly simpatico, locally based Dekker/Perich/Sabatini’s founding principal and architect Dale Dekker tells GlobeSt.com. Dekker will be moderating a panel session on trends in these two sectors during NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference on October 14 in Toronto.
Openness, flexibility, safety and comfort are the driving influences behind senior living and medical office concepts of the future, expressed by winning entries of the NAIOP Niche Development design competition. Winning entries were submitted by design firms KGD Architecture, Arlington, Virginia; Meyer, Ardmore, Pennsylvania; and Ware Malcomb, Irvine, California. In its fourth year, the competition invited architectural firms and design teams who work with developers and owners to conceptualize and design the products in niche development – primarily senior living and medical office/medical. The competition challenged the firms to conceive the opportunities arising from demographic, cultural and political shifts.
For decades, civic and state leaders have tried—and failed—to conjure a Capitol Mall worthy of its namesake building. Now is the time to sharpen our focus on our city’s grandest gateway.