Before and After: Bob Peck redevelopment
A new TOD [transit-oriented-development] gets approval from the County. Located a few blocks from Ballston Metro, at intersection of Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard, the 4.82 acre project will include two office buildings, incorporating more than 400,000 square feet of office space and 36,000 square feet of retail space; 90 units of affordable housing, and 28 townhouses. Via press release.
“This project has it all,” said County Board Chairman Walter Tejada. “It adds to our stock of affordable housing in the Metro corridor. It replaces a car dealership with well-designed, environmentally sustainable buildings that will offer first-class office space, ground-floor retail space, and a mix of affordable and market-rate homes. It will benefit the Ballston area and the neighboring community.”
The last parcel for redevelopment in Ballston metro area gets a nod from Arlington county board. The site sits on the former Bob Peck dealership located a few blocks away from the Metro station.
A couple of things going for the project.
- Project seeks for Gold and Silver LEED certification (there are two buildings)
- Additional 66 affordable units which will rent anywhere between $1,050 (1br) to $1,500 (3br) designed to achieve energy efficiency and sustainability measures through EarthCraft rating
- Contribution of $5.9 million for affordable housing, utility under-grounding, full streetscape and substantial open space
- 28 market rate townhouse