The September 16 HALRB Public Hearing includes important items on both the Consent Agenda and Discussion Agenda. One of the topics on the Consent Agenda is the Columbia Pike Form Based Code project at 2338-2354 and 2406-2408 Columbia Pike. This is the site currently occupied by Rappahannock Coffee and other small retail uses. The applicant, Columbia Pike Four Mile Run Associates, has requested to construct a new six-story mixed-use residential building incorporating the historic facades at 2338-2354 and 2406-2408 Columbia Pike. Drawings of the proposed new building are available online as part of the HALRB Agenda.
The HALRB has also dedicated an hour of their agenda to discussion on two important redevelopment projects which have been proposed.
One project, Clarendon West Redevelopment (Red Top Cab Site Plan) involves the loss of two older commercial buildings. 1220 North Hudson Street is listed on the County’s Historic Resources Inventory as “Important”. The second building, 3251 Washington Boulevard, has reportedly been altered so much that no historic value remains. 3251 Washington Boulevard used to be an old movie theater, a grocery and a paper supply store before being covered with a manufactured exterior material and converted into the Red Top Cab communication center.
The second is the redevelopment, under the Form Based Code, of the Arlington Presbyterian Church on Columbia Pike. This property was on the 2015 Arlington’s Most Endangered Historic Places list.
The full agenda, with supporting documents, is available online.
The Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) advises the County Board on historic preservation matters. The HALRB nominates properties for local and national designation and also reviews plans for exterior alterations, demolition and new construction in locally designated Arlington historic districts through a Certificate of Appropriate (CoA) process.
The HALRB meeting will be held:
Lobby Conference Rooms Cherry and Dogwood
2100 Clarendon Blvd.