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Arlington County Board OKs New Hotel Near Courthouse Metro

The eight-story, 161-room hotel will be located on the northwest corner of Wilson Blvd and N. Adams Street.

The Arlington County Board this past weekend approved a plan to build a new hotel in the Courthouse neighborhood.

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.
Community Benefits

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.


Amrish Pinto (Realtor) March 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Any word on who the developer is and which hotel brand?
Lynda Silverstrand March 18, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Not enough parking for the employees much less the public!
Mary Ann Barton March 18, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Amrish, thanks for asking; I asked and the developer is the Schupp Companies; they're located in Vienna.

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