On Monday, January 13, the Arlington County Planning Commission hearing will include consideration for Site Plan #64 – the redevelopment of the Blue Goose, Marymount University Ballston Campus, aka 1000 North Glebe Road.
The proposal is to construct approximately 165,203 sf of office space for use as a school of higher instruction, approximately 3,000 sf of retail, and 267 dwelling units. The proposed density is 8.97 floor area ratio office/commercial and 162 units/acre residential. The site plan includes numerous modifications to the zoning ordinance for density, parking, and other technical items.
The proposal involves the complete demolition of the existing Blue Goose building. As a result of negotiations with the developer a number of the building’s legendary blue panels will be saved and preserved. Several of these panels will be used in the retail space. Others will be made available for display at several local museums, including the Arlington Historical Society Museum.
In addition, between the office and residential building will be a plaza with a historical marker containing several panels and commemorating the 50+ years that the Blue Goose stood on this site. Other architectural details such as lighting and design tiles in the outdoor plaza and on the building will pay homage to the Blue Goose.
The Planning Commission meets in Room 307, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. The hearing begins at 7 PM.
The County Board will hear this item as part of their January 25 public hearing.
The draft staff report is recommending approval.