American Legion Building In Virginia Square Tapped For 161-Unit Redevelopment
The longtime home of American Legion Post 139 in Virginia Square could soon be redeveloped into a seven-story affordable housing complex.
APAH is working with architect DCS Design on the project. The development would also include 8K SF of ground-floor space for American Legion to remain on the site, plus a 96-space parking garage and a 48-space bicycle storage room.
The residential units would include 48 one-bedrooms averaging 555 SF, 87 two-bedrooms averaging 950 SF and 25 three-bedrooms averaging 1,150 SF. The proposal does not detail the level of affordability of the units, but APAH is a nonprofit with a mission of building and preserving affordable homes in Arlington.
The American Legion property sits roughly a quarter-mile north of the Virginia Square-GMU Metro station and across the street from a Giant supermarket. Two additional developments are planned on the same block, a new 100K SF YMCA facility and a 220-unit apartment building.