Construction Underway on New Residential Buildings

by ARLnow.com January 28, 2013 at 11:05 am 32 Comments

Construction is underway on two residential buildings near the Courthouse Metro station.

“19Nineteen Clarendon” is a new 200-unit luxury apartment building that, despite the latter half of its name, will be located at 1900 Wilson Blvd in the Courthouse area. It replaces what was formerly a Hollywood Video store and a small office building.

The new building’s ground floor in now in place and the remainder of the structure’s five stories will soon follow. According to the 19Nineteen Clarendon web site, the building is expected to open this summer.

Just up the street, on the same “superblock,” a construction pit marks the future location of “2001 Clarendon.” Also known as “Washington View,” the project features 154 residential units — planned as condos — and 32,840 square feet of retail space.

2001 Clarendon replaces what was once a Taco Bell and the famed Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse. The $55 million project is expected to open in April 2014, according to CityBizList.

As part of the project, the developer will construct an extension of N. Troy Street between Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards, thus breaking up the superblock between Courthouse Road and Rhodes Street.

  • JamesE

    RIP Taco Bell

  • nom de guerre

    I clicked on the link to 19Nineteen Clarendon and received the following message:

    The URL/File you requested:


    has been found to contain malicious code.

    Malicious code includes known sources of phishing scams and malware, such as spyware, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and keystroke loggers.

    • We’re not seeing that.

    • Book Lover

      Same here – it probably has some vulnerability that your security software is picking up, so it blocks the whole site. If you are at work, try again from home, and vice versa.

    • Deadite

      The link works for me. And I gotta say, I love all the imaginary tree cover that will never exist on the company’s sketch of the building.

      • drax

        You should worry that the link works for you. It could just mean your security level is too low.

        • fedworker

          Or you picked up a virus from visiting all those questionable porn sites. I hate when that happens.

          • drax

            I only visit unquestionable porn sites.

    • Living Near Courthouse

      We got something similar (or at least dubious):

      The URL that you are attempting to access is a potential security risk. Trend Micro OfficeScan has blocked this URL in keeping with network security policy.

      URL: http://www.19nineteenclarendon.com/Arlington-VA-apartments.asp

      Risk Level: Risk level cannot be displayed because active scripting is disabled. Dangerous Highly suspicious Suspicious Untested

      Details: Verified fraud page or threat source Suspected fraud page or threat source Associated with spam or possibly compromised Rating in progress. Trend Micro Web Reputation is currently set to block pages that have not been checked for safety.

      • Same

        i got the same thing.

  • BleedingHeart

    Was Paul Hardcastle involved in the naming of this building?

    • Sebastian Melmoth

      i don’t think so, cuz it woulda been called ni-ni-ni-ni-nineteen.

  • GoodOmens

    One of these days non-luxury apartments will be built….

    • Sebastian Melmoth

      doesn’t the new homeless shelter count as non-luxury?

    • speonjosh

      Only when the marketing people hit upon another word…..

  • KalashniKEV

    RIP Dremo’s

  • Banksy

    Ugh, even with its own garage, this building is going to strain already scarce parking in Colonial Village so hard…

    • KalashniKEV

      Colonial Village is an eyesore… and needs to go away.

      • Ziv

        Colonial Village is a historic group of solidly built buildings that have a touch of class to them, and you can walk to the metro downhill coming and going. The only problems they have are that they don’t have washer/driers in unit, and that they are surrounded by boring soul-less glass/brick cookie-cutter boxes that have more volume than grace.

    • Troy St.

      Is there anything stopping residents of this building from signing up for Zone 4 stickers and just parking in the neighborhood? Assuming that the apartment building charges extra for parking spaces, I have to admit that’s probably what I would do.

      • High Riser

        Residents of that bldg can’t get zone 4 stickers since it’s supposed to have its own parking. The bldg will charge extra for a micro parking space as it should. Good luck getting anything bigger than your leased mini-cooper in it.

  • YES!

    More space for young punks to live in, and throw beer bottles off the balcony. Hopefully it has a market stocked full of hair gel, and very small condoms.

    • FrenchyB

      One pair of latex gloves is a ten pack.

  • Greg

    I can only imagine how impossible parking in Colonial Village will be now.

    • KalashniKEV

      They should eliminate the parking on Rhodes going to 29. It’s like playing chicken every day.

  • Brah in debt

    How many leased Audis and BMWs can you fit into a 200-plex parking garage? I guess it’ll depend on how many of them will be repo’d

  • ArlRes

    Awesome! It will finally fill in the dead zone between Rosslyn and Courthouse/CLarendon.

  • MissKittenCat

    Every week and new “luxury condo/apartment” building and froyo shop appears. Where are all the normal people gonna live? You know the ones who don’t wear brown flip-flops and cause beer brawls outside at 3am?

    • Sandy

      It you can afford a luxury condo, you are entitled to wear whatever footwear you want, and have an occasional beer brawl. Ask William Zanzinger.

  • Bardo

    Open opening, William Kennedy Smith with christen the building by punching the doorman in the face.

  • IggyPup

    God bless the Bank and Wendy’s for refusing to sell. Also, did they not get the memo it’s not Clarendon?

  • High Riser

    Why are these two developments only 5 and 7 stories? That’s where the tall buildings are supposed to go – along the Metro corridor – not on Lee Hwy such as at the Bergmann’s site. What a waste of what should be high-rise property at the 2 developments in this story!


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