$118 Million Clarendon Center Underway in Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. – Clark Residential, LLC has begun construction on Saul Centers, Inc.’s Clarendon Center project. The $118 million, mixed-use complex will cover nearly two city blocks in Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood. Located on Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards where they intersect Highland and North Garfield Streets, the project is adjacent to the Clarendon Metro station and is designed to achieve LEED Certification.
The south block of Clarendon Center will consist of a 12-story, 240,000-square-foot, 244-unit apartment building and a nine-story, 85,000-square-foot office building. The south block also will feature 34,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and four levels of below-grade parking. The project’s north block will include a six-story, 98,000-square-foot office building with an additional 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and three levels of below-grade parking.
Excavation of the project’s below-grade components will take place on either side of Metro’s Orange Line, which follows Clarendon Boulevard and separates the project’s south and north blocks. A cast-in-place concrete frame will support the structure’s decorative exterior skin, which will blend brick, architectural precast panels, cast stone trim, granite, metal canopies and panels, aluminum windows, and storefront glass. Two existing buildings adjacent to the site will remain operational during construction. Clark’s scope of work at the north block of the project also will include the removal, restoration, and reinstallation of existing faï¿½ades on both Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards.
Clarendon Center will also feature multiple balconies, trellises, fountains, clock towers, as well as a landscaped courtyard, health club, and indoor swimming pool. Pile installation began in May 2008 and substantial completion is scheduled for Fall 2010.
Project partners include Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc., Silver Spring, Md., architect; Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, Md., structural engineer; GHT Ltd., Arlington, Va., MEP engineer; Bowman Consulting Group, Chantilly, Va., civil and landscape engineer; SOMA Architects, New York, office interior design; and R.D. Jones, Baltimore, residential interior design.