This mixed-use podium project comprises two buildings over one level of underground parking. There is 31,000 sf of retail space at street level, as well as retail parking, loading area, and trash rooms. Four stories of wood frame construction are built above, housing 188 market rate apartments and common areas. Amenities include semi-enclosed courtyards with decorative plantings, green space, outdoor grilling area, sunshading cabanas, outdoor theater area, and indoor exercise and community rooms. Bike racks, storage areas, and electric car charging stations are also provided to the residents.
More than half of the garage perimeter foundation wall was shored against Pershing Drive and Arlington Blvd. An existing storm water system ran through the proposed building area, so a detailed construction coordination and sequencing plan was put in place to keep this line operational during the excavation and sheet and shoring operations. New wet utility lines (storm, water, and sewer) were installed under Pershing Drive while keeping this street open. In addition, concrete-encased underground duct banks were installed along Pershing Drive to relocate the overhead Verizon, Comcast, and Dominion Electric wires below grade.