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New Owner Of Key Bridge Marriott Plans To Add 450 Residential Units To Rosslyn Site

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Key Bridge Marriott
The Key Bridge Marriott at 1401 Lee Highway in Arlington

The site of the Key Bridge Marriott, a historic hotel sitting just across the bridge between D.C. and Virginia, could soon include three new residential buildings. 

Woodridge Capital Partners filed plans with Arlington County to partially demolish the building, reduce the number of hotel rooms and build three residential buildings totaling 451 units, the Washington Business Journal reports

The Los Angeles-based investor in late 2017 reached a deal to buy the property from Host Hotels & Resorts. The Bethesda-based REIT had gained full control of the property by acquiring its ground lease before deciding to sell it. The sale to Woodridge closed in January 2018. 

The 583-room hotel at 1401 Lee Highway was built in 1959 and is the oldest Marriott still in operation. Woodridge is proposing to partially demolish the building and reduce the number of hotel rooms to 447. It would also build an apartment building with 300 units and two condo buildings totaling 151 units.

Woodridge is working with developer Duball Development Services, land-use attorney Walsh, Colucci, Lubely & Walsh, civil enginner VIKA Virginia, landscape architect Oehme, Van Sweden and traffic consultant Wells & Associates on the development. 

Directly across Lee Highway, The Dittmar Co. is planning a similar development on the site of the 47-year-old Holiday Inn Rosslyn at 1900 North Fort Meyer Drive. The developer filed plans in December to replace the hotel with two towers reaching 26 and 38 stories and including 490 apartments and 327 hotel rooms.