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Construction starts on phase two of Red Top Cab redevelopment in Clarendon

Work has begun on the long-awaited second phase of the Red Top Cab development in Clarendon.

This is the second of two phases for the “Clarendon West” project by Arlington-based Shooshan Company and its partner, Trammell Crow Residential.

“Construction has started with piles being driven,” CEO Kelly Shooshan told ARLnow this week. “So, we are a go.”

The local developer anticipates delivering the project by the end of 2023 or in early 2024.

The second phase, at the corner of Washington Blvd and 13th Street N., is comprised of one 269-unit multifamily building. Shooshan increased the number of units from 247 in the winter of 2020.

In October, Shooshan made a pitch for one extra hour of work on Saturdays, but the County Board denied that request, saying it would be too disruptive for nearby residents. At the time, work was expected to begin in November.

Project representative Adam Stone told ARLnow in December that construction had yet to start because some permits were still being finalized.

In 2015, the Arlington County Board approved a proposal for a three-building, mixed-use development, replacing the old Red Top Cab headquarters and dispatch center, and two small commercial buildings.

The first phase, comprised of two buildings with a total of 333 apartment units on N. Hudson Street and 13th Street N., was completed in the spring 0f 2021. Construction broke ground on the pair of buildings in March of 2019 and the complex, dubbed The Earl Apartments, was sold to another property owner last July.

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