Arlington County Board approves the redevelopment of Clarendon Center, located just across the street from Clarendon metro stop. The board approves the redevelopment along with the preservation of the two historic buildings, Old Dominion and Underwood buildings. There will be two phases of development. The South block (Old Dominion) expected to break ground late this year with completion date in 2008/2009. The second phase of development, North block (Underwood) expected to break ground in 2008/09 with completion date in 2010.
You're looking at pictures below Old Dominion (the brick building built in 1941) and Underwood (the Art Deco building built in 1939) in Clarendon. One of Old Dominion tenants is Clarendon Grill. Underwood on the other side housed Delhi Club, Hard Times Cafe etc. According to the county, BF Saul, the developer offers current tenants the option to relocate to a new space in the South block at a subsidized rents.
Via Arlington County.
The proposed Clarendon Center, bounded by Wilson Boulevard, North Highland Street, 11th Street North and North Garfield Street, lies within the Clarendon Metro Station Area. The project combines office space, ground-floor retail and a residential tower.
The center’s location, its mix of uses and design ensure that it will help define the area as an “urban village” for the 21sth century. At the same time, the project preserves two significant structures: the Underwood and the Old Dominion Building. It has received an award from the Washington Smart Growth Alliance.
The site plan includes preservation of the Underwood Building on the North block, with the addition of a 97,860 square-foot, six story office building and 15,725 square feet of new ground floor retail space. On the South block, the Old Dominion Building will be preserved, and two towers – one a 244-unit, twelve-story residential tower and the other a nine-story, 84,395 square-foot office tower – will be added. They will be separated by a landscaped second-level courtyard. Some 38,333 square-feet of ground floor retail will be added.