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423-Unit Redevelopment Proposed for Rosslyn’s RCA Building

by Nena Perry-Brown

Rendering of proposed building. Click to enlarge.

While plans to redevelop Rosslyn's RCA building were shelved in 2018, the contract purchaser looks to be reviving residential plans for the building. 

Jefferson Apartment Group has filed plans with Arlington County to replace the 13-story office building at 1901 N Moore St (map) with 423 residential units above 11,355 square feet of ground-floor retail. The previously-approved development would have included 122 condos, 285 apartments, and 12,700 square feet of retail. 

Rendering of the southeast corner of the south tower. Click to enlarge.

The 26-story redevelopment would consist of two volumes atop a retail podium connected by an amenity bridge, a concept that has recently been popular in DC. There would also be 274 parking spaces, as well as 169 secured bicycle spaces.

Renderings of the south tower. Click to enlarge.

The unit mix will span from studios to three-bedrooms, and application materials suggest that the development team will pay into the county's affordable housing fund rather than providing affordable units on-site. The development will also include removal of the skywalk that currently spans North Moore Street.

Rendering of Georgetown view (L), and aerial views looking northeast and southwest. Click to enlarge.

The application requests to use 16,425 square feet of the County-owned right-of-way, as well as for a 7,434 square-foot public sidewalk easement to be vacated. Shalom Baranes Associates is the architect; an additional rendering is below.

Rendering of North Lynn streetscape looking southwest. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/423-unit-redevelopment-proposed-for-rosslyns-rca-building/16900

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