Groundbreaking held for 12-story apartment tower in Arlington
The Bozzuto Group, in partnership with Wesley Housing, Arlington County, Capital One Bank, Hudson Housing Capital, Walker & Dunlop and the Virginia Housing Development Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 5, at to officially begin the redevelopment of the Pierce Queen apartment community in Arlington.
The project will transform the existing apartments into an transit-oriented community named “Union on Queen, “located at 1515 N. 16th Street.
When complete in 2016, the mixed-income community will provide Arlington County with 78 affordable apartments and 115 market-rate apartments in a location convenient to transportation, employment and recreation.
Two of the historic garden-style buildings in the existing Pierce Queen apartment community will be renovated, housing 12 apartment homes, and the remaining 181 residences will be located in a new 12-story high-rise. Amenities will include a clubroom with outdoor patio, fitness room, business center and rooftop deck with outdoor kitchen and terraces.
Officials attending Wednesday’s ceremony included Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group; Jay Fisette, chairman, Arlington County Board of Supervisors; Edmund Delany, senior vice president, Community Development Finance, Capital One Bank; and Shelley Murphy, president/CEO, Wesley Housing.
“Amenity-rich, transit-oriented housing that is both affordable and well integrated into its community further catalyzes Arlington's economic vitality,” Bozzuto said in a statement.