- A new residential building has been proposed for this Wilson Boulevard site in Virginia Square. (Photo: TBD Staff)
Another semi-vacant property is now set to develop along the Wilson Boulevard, it would seem, as residential property owner Dittmar Company has submitted its plans to add to its holdings with a 500-unit residential complex in Virginia Square.
Virginia Square Towers, a two-building development, would take up an entire city block between Wilson Boulevard and Fairfax Drive and North Kansas Street and North Lincoln Street, just one block from the Virginia Square Metro station.
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The plans for the property, which currently houses an empty office building, a dentist's office building, and a used car business, late last year, were accepted by the county's zoning department in December. The complex would include a 12-story building with 371 apartments, and a separate six-story building with 129 units, according to documents reviewed by TBD.
The developer is also proposing a total of 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor of the buildings, with the option to convert a little more than 6,000 square feet of that to residential if necessary. The development plans envision a new North 9th Street running east to west between the two buildings to break up the block.
The site plans submitted late last year are just one step in a lengthy process that will also require Arlington County Board approval. The Virginia Square Towers project would be just the latest in a string of projects starting to move, or expected to move, along the Rosslyn-Ballston strip this year.