Arlington New Construction Update: Groundbreakings, New Plans


I can hear from my home office the constant humming of a drill, as it breaks up the cement currently occupying the site of the future Garfield Park in Clarendon. Construction should take about a year or so to complete, when the 149 apartment complex with retail and office space will be unveiled.


On January 4th, Abdo broke ground on the future sight of Gas Light Square, a luxury condo building expected to be delivered in 2012.

Rosslyn Commons, located at Clarendon Blvd, Oak St N, Ode St N, 16th St N, and 17th St N, will be the future site of JBG’s proposed 474-unit project. The 474 units spread across 25 town houses and two towers, but whether they’ll be rentals or condos is still TBD. Of the 474, however, 55 will be affordable housing units. Groundbreaking should be sometime this month.

Virginia Square

A 500-unit apartment complex has been proposed by Dittmar Company for the block between Fairfax Blvd, Wilson Blvd, Kansas St N, and Lincoln St N. Not yet approved, the project will take time to get reviewed by the Arlington County Board.

2011 is shaping up to be a year full of plans and groundbreakings, all signs of a rebounding economy. Stay tuned for more updates as they’re available!