Columbia Pike is already filled to the brim with apartment complexes, townhomes, and single-family homes, but when there's a will, there's a way to make more residential complexes in the community. Plans are in the works for two, eight-story apartment buildings to be built on 1010 S. Frederick Street. According to ARLNow, every unit will be designed for affordable housing, ranging from 40 percent area median income to 60 percent. Because of this, different members of the community are speaking out in protest, saying that affordable housing is too concentrated on the western end of Columbia Pike. In response to these concerns, County Board member John Vihstadt said, "It's something that we're going to have to come to grips with." The project will cost $85 million, and is being titled Columbia Hills. Currently, the site holds a surface parking lot that will be replaced with a three-level underground garage. Construction is expected to begin the first quarter of 2016.
· Columbia Pike in Line for 229 Affordable Aparments [ARLnow]