Upcoming Ballston Mixed-Use Project Might Uncover Historic Graves
The Ballston Station Housing Corp plans to build 132 residential units on the site of the Central United Methodist Church, above, but the groundbreaking might uncover some historic human remains.
The site was once the Robert Ball Graveyard, and archaeologists think remains of the family that gave Ballston its name may still be underneath the church, ARLnow reports.
Before moving forward, developers need a permit from the Virginia Department of Human Resources, must hold a public meeting, scheduled for Oct. 6, and inform possible descendants of the Ball family.
Once they finish this process, developers plan to build an eight-story, 132-unit apartment building with 55 affordable housing units. The building will also incorporate the church and child care and pre-school facilities on the first two floors.