Residential Proposal for RCA Making Can make Development Beneath New Developer

McLean-based Jefferson Condominium Group has taken about ideas to transform the RCA setting up in Rosslyn into a 27-story combined-use household complicated.

The subsequent methods for the proposed retail and residential setting up at 1901 N. Moore Street include things like community engagement — an on the web opinions kind readily available as a result of subsequent Wednesday — and web-site system opinions in February and March.

In 2017, Weissberg Financial investment Corp., which created the RCA making in the 1960s, submitted strategies to redevelop the RCA web page — but all those designs were being put on maintain indefinitely in 2018. Jefferson began filing software supplies in May 2020.

Jefferson proposes a developing with two towers, 260 ft and 239.5 feet tall, atop a base, linked at the prime by a penthouse stage, making “a sky window” in the center, according to staff members and architect displays. As presently prepared, the creating will have 424 residential units and almost 12,000 square toes of retail place.

However it has some floor-ground retail, the present creating is mostly devoid of avenue-degree action, though the sidewalk close to it is shaded by an overhang.

“In 1969, the latest RCA making was manufactured, and fairly regretably drained the web site of that abundant pedestrian ecosystem that formerly occupied the internet site,” Shalom Baranes, the architect for the task, said in the developer’s presentation. “One of our aims with the proposed project is to restore the street-degree retail vitality that existed decades in the past.”

Parking access will consider up most of N. Moore St while retail — dining, enjoyment, companies and repairs and sales — will be housed on the other a few sides of the block: 19th Road N., N. Lynn Street and Lee Highway.

The web-site will have 280 parking areas, like 10 retail and visitor places. Not all of the 270 residential spots can match below-quality, due to “particularly dense rock” and some Metro tunnels, Baranes mentioned.

Two amounts of parking, or 102 areas, will be inside of the developing — above the retail and below the household models.

“We have been incredibly mindful to integrate the parking architecturally so that it appears to be portion of the total setting up composition,” Baranes claimed.

There will be 171 long-expression and 12 limited-expression bike spaces.

Arlington County principal planner Kristen Walentisch stated that rising the share of housing will make Rosslyn additional vivid and economically aggressive.

“Historically, Rosslyn has been dominated by professional office environment spaces and lodges, so the Rosslyn Sector Plan adopted in 2015 features a number of land use plans aimed to create a better equilibrium amongst professional and household makes use of and activities,” she said all through a employees presentation.

Photographs (2-3) through Arlington County