Arlington County Approves Huge $46 Million Ballston Building


From Arlington Patch –

The Arlington County Board has signed off on a new 12-story Ballston development that will include hundreds of new housing units on Glebe Road.

The board approved a rezoning, site plan and use permit at 750 N. Glebe Road in Ballston for a building that will include 491 new housing units, as well as a large retailer and a car rental business, according to a statement.

The site spans nearly three acres and was previously occupied by an auto dealership.

Saul Centers Inc., a real estate investment trust, is responsible for the $46 million development project.

The project will also include about 800 parking spaces and three residential lobbies, with corridors connecting the buildings. It will have a large second-story courtyard, a rooftop pool, a bikeshare station and a large electrical transformer, according to the report.

“This redevelopment will add new homes and, we hope, a full-service grocery store just three blocks from the Ballston Metro,” County Board Chair Libby Garvey said in the statement. “It will enhance the vibrancy of one of the County’s most successful urban villages, and offer residents easy access to transportation options, lively outdoor cafes, shopping and more.”

The board approved the proposal unanimously by a vote of 5-0.