A project planned for Ballston, Virginia, has been approved for a land use variance. With this, the Arlington County Board is allowing the project to move forward.
The development entails a 72-unit multi-family condo building and 12 townhomes. Four of the units will be designated affordable housing for households making up to 80 percent of the area median income. A 100-space underground parking garage is also planned.
According to ARLnow, there have been residents who have spoken against the project, disagreeing with the height of the buildings. One resident named Justin Heminger said, “It’s too big, it’s too tall, and it’s too close.”
The sites planned for the condos and townhomes are at 1031 N. Vermont Street and 4400 11th Street N., which currently house a church building and former rectory as well as a tot lot and surface parking lot. The project hopes to achieve LEED Silver certification.
• Board Approves New Ballston Condominium-Townhouse Development [Arlington County Government]