Board Approves Mixed-Use Building

The Arlington County Board approved a plan on Jan. 21 to redevelop a Virginia Square site that now houses the Arlington Funeral Home with a public plaza and a nine-story mixed-use commercial building that will include offices, ground-floor retail and a black box theater.

In addition, the developer, BDC Crimson LLC, has agreed to seek LEED Gold certification from the U.S Green Building Council for the mixed-use commercial building, at 3901 Fairfax Drive. Beyond the creation of the public plaza, the developer also will contribute $1 million to the County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund and $1 million to nearby Quincy Park or other open space improvements and park amenities. These and other community benefit contributions earned the developer bonus density of 69,621 square feet for the project.