Arlington Mill Demolition Underway

by ARLnow.com March 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm 2,371 6 Comments

Demolition work is underway at the Arlington Mill Community Center site on Columbia Pike.

Heavy equipment was brought in to tear down the old building and chain link fences have been set up around the building’s perimeter. Already, the front of the structure has been demolished.

The demolition is expected to take 30-45 days. There are no road or sidewalk closures planned as a result of the work.

Once the demolition is complete work will begin on the new Arlington Mill Community Center, which is expected to open in 2013.

  • Jezebel

    Shouldn’t there be extensive recycling and material reuse — like de-construction — for a LEED site?

    • Overgrown Bush

      Good point.

    • John Snyder

      Recyclable materials are being recycled, particular items like structural steel.

    • I totally agree. I’m going to call some people at the county today to find out what’s up with demolition as opposed to deconstruction. This project is in my neighborhood but more importantly I believe strongly in the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy. The building itself is only 10-15 years old. I remember when it was built!

  • The really sad thing is that building is only 10-15 years old. What a waste. And I too wonder about deconstruction as opposed to demolition.

  • Mark

    that’s incorrect. The county renovated the bldg in 1996 but it used to be a Safeway and was built in 1965.

    According to Arlington County Real Estate Assessments Property Data Search the ARLINGTON MILL COMMUNITY CTR at 4975 Columbia Pike was built 1965. Parcel ID 22001004. It shows that the County paid $2,350,000 on 6/27/1996.

    At the same address, there is also a Parcel Record 22001723 marked as INACTIVE RECORD starting in Tax Year 2011.

    Here is the website link.


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