Bohler Project to Redevelop Arlington Hotels with Multifamily

20 December, 2023

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A developer has submitted a major site plan amendment application to Arlington’s planning department, seeking to redevelop the site at 2480 S. Glebe Road with 521 new multifamily units over 639,000 square feet.

The project includes a nine-story structure with 487 units, as well as four 4-story buildings with 34 units between them. 580 parking spaces are also proposed. Bohler’s MidAtlantic team is providing site civil engineering design and permitting for the project.

In addition, Bohler’s planning, landscape architecture, and design team created the preliminary landscape design for rezoning approval. Under Bohler’s design, the project combines the historic industrial character of the county’s 2018 Four Mile Run Valley Area Plan neighborhood with a modern, clean design approach to complement the building architecture and create a cohesive development that blends into the surrounding Arlington neighborhood. The streetscape includes street trees and lighting to provide a comfortable pedestrian environment, while the paving incorporates the building façade material in a traditional pattern that matches the nearby streets. The overall planting plan promotes a biophilic design by using only native pollinator species arranged in an organic, free-flowing manner visible throughout the site.

The building features a landscaped interior courtyard with multiple functions and flexibility for community tenants. The courtyard consists of an artificial turf amenity lawn that serves as an extension of the exercise room and allows for informal picnics and gatherings. Seat walls separate the lawn, providing viewing opportunities while also segmenting the space from other semi-passive areas. The courtyard also has two paved seating areas, one of which has a built-in grill and dining area, while a pergola anchors the north end. Additionally, passive seating areas circle the perimeter of the courtyards, providing quieter, small-scale gathering options with varying levels of interaction.


The building also features a rooftop amenity deck with amazing views of Four Mile Run Park. The roof deck is divided into two main areas; the dining/seating area and the pool deck. The dining space features a built-in barbecue and dining tables shaded by a pergola. In order to provide flexibility for various gatherings and events, this area also has artificial turf with the possibility of informal seating or outdoor activities. The pool deck maximizes the number of lounge chairs that surround a generous pool. The pool features a larger, longer, and deeper activity zone suited for swimming laps, as well as a shallow wading sun deck with lounge chairs ideal for sunbathing. The pool deck also includes a pergola and cabanas to provide shade and alternative ways to enjoy the space during the hottest portions of the day. Finally, there are areas for a variety of café tables, chairs, and umbrellas to accommodate different group sizes and entertainment.

Read more in the Washington Business Journal.

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