Work to Begin on Affordable and Walkable Apartments in Suburban DC

A look at Bozzuto's new development in Virginia.

By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor

Arlington, Va.—The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) has tapped Bozzuto Construction Co. as the general contractor for The Springs, APAH’s mixed-use development in Arlington, Va. The property, which will include 104 apartment units, is slated to begin construction a little later this year, with completion in the summer of 2016.

Located on N. Thomas St. and N. Carlin Springs Rd. in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, The Springs will also be home to APAH’s new headquarters. The apartments will range from studio to three-bedroom, with more than 80 percent of them being family-sized, offering either two or three bedrooms. Ninety-eight units will be designated as affordable for low-income individuals and families.

Common amenities will include community room, business center, fitness studio, underground parking, and bicycle storage. In addition, a 100 year-old on-site willow oak tree will be preserved, and the property will be EarthCraft Platinum certified.

EarthCraft, which was established 15 years ago, is a regional sustainable certification organization, specializing in the Southeastern US. EarthCraft Multifamily is a multifamily-specific green building program serving market-rate and affordable housing units, including new construction, renovation, gut rehab and adaptive reuse.

The property also counts as walkable. Residents will have easy access to the Ballston Metro, various bus routes, and the Ballston Common Mall. According to WalkScore, the Ballston neighborhood gets 94 out of 100 (“Walker’s Paradise), and the transit’s pretty good, too: 74 out of 100, or “excellent.”

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