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New affordable housing, park approved for western Rosslyn

Expect the delivery by 2021

Rendering via Hickok Cole Architects

This Saturday, the Arlington County Board unanimously approved 1.18 million square feet of residential and retail space for a 2.7-acre site in western Rosslyn.

With construction expected to begin later this year, the project will include a new 180,000-square-foot Wilson School, located at 1601 Wilson Boulevard. The Washington Business Journal reported that the Leo A. Daly- and Bjarke Ingels Group-designed school will cost $100.8 million and serve 775 students.

There are also plans for Queen’s Court Apartments, a 249-unit affordable housing project located at 1801 N. Quinn Street. The 12-story tower will also feature a 150-space, below-grade parking garage.

The final development that was approved is located at 1555 Wilson Boulevard. Here, Washington Business Journal reported that there will be two new residential buildings with ground-floor retail, a fire station, underground parking, and a $9.28 million Rosslyn Highlands Park.

The Hickok Cole-designed apartment building will span 27 stories with 561 apartments and 20,513 square feet of of retail. The Studios Architecture-designed apartment building will span 23 stories with 331 apartments and 9,547 square feet of retail.

According to the Washington Business Journal, the plan is a partnership of Arlington Public Schools, Arlington County, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, and Penzance.

The delivery for the project is slated for 2021.

It's a go for key elements of western Rosslyn's redevelopment [Washington Business Journal]