Mill Creek Begins Construction on Washington, DC-Area Community

Located in Arlington, Va., along the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor, Modera Kirkwood will have 270 units when it is completed in 2023.
Modera Kirkwood. Image courtesy of Mill Creek Residential

Mill Creek Residential is expanding its presence in metro Washington, D.C., with the groundbreaking of Modera Kirkwood, a 270-unit multifamily community located in the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor in Northern Virginia. Leasing is expected to begin in early 2023.

It will be the 10th development community either leasing or under development by Mill Creek in the D.C. area. The others include Modera Mosaic, Modera Sedici and Modera Founders Row.

Situated at the corner of Washington Boulevard and N. Kirkwood Road in Arlington, Va., Modera Kirkwood will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with an average size of 830 square feet, private patios or balconies and select den layouts. Apartment interiors will have minimum 9-foot ceilings, wood plank-style flooring, stainless steel appliances and upgraded fixtures, quartz countertops, pendant lighting, tile backsplashes, in-unit washers and dryers, programmable thermostats and keyless entry. Bathrooms will feature double vanities and tile shower surrounds. Select homes will have front yards with stoops. The property will also have digital package lockers, controlled-access parking, additional storage, bike storage, building-wide WiFi; a pet spa and 24-hour self-service marketplace.

Mill Creek is designing and building the property to LEED Silver standards. The developer is also placing a special emphasis on health and wellness and will be including a spacious open-floor plan clubhouse with social and coworking areas; an outdoor courtyard with social zones for cooking, gathering, fitness and entertaining; and a fitness center with yoga and cycling rooms.

Joe Muller, managing director of development in the Mid-Atlantic region, said in a prepared statement the company has long admired the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. In addition to the location, Muller said Mill Creek is also excited about the focus on wellness and the planned indoor-outdoor symmetry for Modera Kirkwood.

Residents will be within walking distance of the 25 million square feet of office space in the Rosslyn-Ballston market as well as George Mason University’s Law, Business and Policy schools, which is undergoing an expansion to create a technology and innovation hub that will cater to the nearby Amazon HQ2. Modera Kirkwood will also be near nightlife, dining and shopping options in the neighborhood, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. The site is also close to two Metro commuter rail stations and major highways including Interstate 66, Lee Highway and U.S. Route 50.

Mill Creek Projects

In October, Mill Creek broke ground on Modera Frisco Square, a luxury multifamily community in Frisco, Texas, that will have 360 apartment homes, including 31 townhomes with private garages, when it is completed by spring 2022. Modera Frisco Square will be Mill Creek’s 10th development community in the Dallas area.

The developer, which has more than 85 communities representing more than 24,700 rental units across the United States, is also building Modera Washington, a mixed-use apartment community with 341 units in Houston, and Modera Overlake, a 288-unit community in the Eastside submarket of Seattle. In Atlanta, work has begun on Modera Prominence Phase II, a 395-unit luxury residential tower in the Buckhead district.