Mixed-Income Apartments Open in Suburban D.C.

vPoint, a new high-rise, mixed-income apartment property in suburban Washington, D.C., has opened its doors.

By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor

Arlington, Va.—vPoint, a new high-rise, mixed-income apartment property in suburban Washington, D.C., has opened its doors. Bozzuto Development Co. and Chesapeake Community Advisors co-developed vPoint in partnership with Arlington County, the Virginia Housing Development Authority and the Views at Clarendon Corp.

vPoint consists of eight stories of apartment units atop the site’s original occupant, the Church at Clarendon. The development managed to preserve the church’s steeple—a landmark in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington—while also creating 120 underground parking spaces. An adjacent, connected building houses the county’s largest child daycare center, according to the developers.

The property includes 46 market-rate apartments and 70 affordable apartments in a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. The affordable housing component, notes Bozzuto and Chesapeake, will help address the lack of such housing in the area, which has attracted a good deal of market-rate housing development in recent years but not as much affordable stock.

The development also includes sustainable features, including bike storage, carpool drop-off area, Energy Star appliances, dual-flush toilets, low VOC paints and recycling centers on each floor. vPoint is expected to achieve at least a LEED silver certification from the USBGC. It also counts as a transit-oriented development, since the property is located a half block from the Clarendon Metro station.

Buzzuto is a DC-based company specializing in residential housing. The company has developed, acquired and built more than 35,000 residential units since its founding in the 1980s. Established in 2001, Chesapeake is a community development consulting firm whose work includes affordable multifamily and market rate rental, historic renovations, affordable homeownership and multiuse developments.

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