The eight-story, 161-room hotel will be located on the northwest corner of Wilson Blvd and N. Adams Street. The building will have LEED Gold certification and also include a restaurant on the ground floor.
he hotel will replace an existing one-story 1950s strip shopping center and surface parking lot.
The Board also approved building four new single-family homes behind the hotel on N. 16th Street, in the Lyon Village neighborhood, where four older single-family homes currently exist. The developer has worked with the County’s Historic Preservation staff to choose styles consistent with the houses traditional to Lyon Village.
The 93,000 square foot, eight-story hotel on the northwest corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Adams Street will have 161 rooms, 80 underground parking spaces, a bar/cafe associated with the hotel, 1,200 square feet of separately leased ground floor restaurant space and will be approximately 500 feet from the Courthouse Metro station.
“This project will provide a new hotel where it’s needed, near a Metro station along the busy Rosslyn-Ballston corridor,” said Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette. “It also will provide a transition between the high density development along Wilson Blvd. and the homes in the Lyon Village neighborhood.”
The County Board voted unanimously on these four items:
- to amend the General Land Use Plan (GLUP) for the site to “Medium Office-Apartment-Hotel;”
- to rezone the site to “C-O-2.5” Commercial Office Building, Hotel and Apartment;
- to approve the site plan;
- and to approve building four houses in a Unified Residential Development (URD) on an adjoining residential site.
The developer will provide a number of community benefits, including:
- Streetscape improvements
- Removal of curb cuts on 16th Street North and on Wilson Blvd.
- Completion of a cul-de-sac and turnaround on N. Adams Street
- Bus shelter on Wilson Blvd.
- $582,800 Affordable Housing Investment Fund Contribution
- $75,000 public art contribution
- LEED Gold certification
- Approximately $1.5 million for new Courthouse Metro elevator
To learn more about this project, visit the County website and scroll down to Item #25 on the Agenda for the March 15, 2014, Arlington County Board Regular Meeting.