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561-Unit Affordable Development Proposed at Arlington’s Marbella Apartments

by Nena Perry-Brown

Rendering of Phase 1 from courtyard at Phase 2. Click to enlarge.

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) is moving forward with a proposal it previewed to redevelop part of the Marbella Apartments. 

APAH has filed a zoning application to replace 72 units across a pair of low-rise apartment buildings at 1300 and 1305 N Pierce Street (map) with two 12-story buildings, delivering a total of 561 affordable units. 

Rendering of Phase 1 from N Ode Street, looking southwest. Click to enlarge.

The first phase would deliver 193 "family units" and 132 senior units along with 163 below-grade parking spaces and 130 bicycle spaces. The second phase would deliver 236 apartments, 118 below-grade parking spaces, and 96 bicycle spaces. The unit mix would span from one- to three-bedrooms.

Rendering of Phase 2 from N Pierce, looking northwest. Click to enlarge.

Both buildings would have one or two shared laundry rooms on each floor, and amenities would include multiple multipurpose rooms, workspaces, courtyards, a gym, and terraces on the 11th floor. There would also be rooftop solar arrays. Additional renderings, courtesy of KGD Architecture, are below.

Rendering of Phase 2, from Phase 1. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of Phase 2 main entrance on N Pierce. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of Phase 2, looking northeast from N Queen. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of Phase 1, looking southeast from Route 50. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/561-affordable-development-proposed-at-arlingtons-marbella-apartments/18266

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