March 6, 2021

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Household Proposal for RCA Building Tends to make Progress Under New Developer

McLean-centered Jefferson Condominium Team has taken around options to transform the RCA setting up in Rosslyn into a 27-tale mixed-use residential advanced.

The future actions for the proposed retail and residential creating at 1901 N. Moore Road involve local community engagement — an on the internet feedback type offered through following Wednesday — and website program assessments in February and March.

In 2017, Weissberg Investment Corp., which created the RCA setting up in the 1960s, filed options to redevelop the RCA web-site — but all those strategies ended up set on maintain indefinitely in 2018. Jefferson begun filing software resources in Could 2020.

Jefferson proposes a constructing with two towers, 260 toes and 239.5 feet tall, atop a foundation, related at the top by a penthouse degree, generating “a sky window” in the center, in accordance to workers and architect presentations. As currently planned, the constructing will have 424 household models and just about 12,000 square feet of retail room.

While it has some floor-flooring retail, the existing developing is typically devoid of road-level activity, though the sidewalk all-around it is shaded by an overhang.

“In 1969, the present-day RCA constructing was made, and really regretably drained the web site of that rich pedestrian environment that formerly occupied the web-site,” Shalom Baranes, the architect for the job, said in the developer’s presentation. “One of our goals with the proposed challenge is to restore the street-level retail vitality that existed a long time ago.”

Parking access will acquire up most of N. Moore St although retail — dining, entertainment, companies and repairs and sales — will be housed on the other a few sides of the block: 19th Avenue N., N. Lynn Avenue and Lee Highway.

The web-site will have 280 parking spaces, including 10 retail and customer spots. Not all of the 270 household spots can suit underneath-grade, thanks to “particularly dense rock” and some Metro tunnels, Baranes mentioned.

Two degrees of parking, or 102 areas, will be within the making — above the retail and under the residential units.

“We have been extremely thorough to combine the parking architecturally so that it seems to be portion of the over-all building composition,” Baranes said.

There will be 171 extended-term and 12 brief-term bike areas.

Arlington County principal planner Kristen Walentisch claimed that growing the share of housing will make Rosslyn much more vibrant and economically competitive.

“Historically, Rosslyn has been dominated by industrial office environment spaces and accommodations, so the Rosslyn Sector System adopted in 2015 involves a number of land use objectives aimed to establish a greater harmony involving industrial and household works by using and things to do,” she reported throughout a staff members presentation.

Photographs (2-3) by means of Arlington County