Matthew J. Allman

Matthew J. Allman


2200 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22201
703.528.4700 x5455
703.525.3197 (fax)


Matt joined the firm in 2014 and works in the firm’s Land Use & Zoning practice group. He primarily focuses on securing zoning entitlements including rezonings, special permits, and special exceptions. Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, where he specialized in community and economic development policy.

Matt was recognized in 2014 as a HUD Secretary’s Award Finalist.

Representative Experience

  • Approval of 2801 Wilson Blvd. with adaptive reuse and expansion of an existing office building as a mixed-use office and retail development, including historic building preservation and improvements to the public plaza and streetscapes (Clarendon, Arlington County).
  • Approval of 1900 S. Eads Street with a 5-story, 252-unit multifamily residential building and a new 31,700 sf public park (Crystal City, Arlington County).
  • Approval of 1850 Columbia Pike with a 3-building residential infill development featuring 401 multifamily units, structured parking, a public mini-park, new public streets, environmental mitigation measures, and onsite committed affordable units (Columbia Pike, Arlington County)
  • Approval of 2400 Columbia Pike with a 6-story, 105-unit mixed-use residential building featuring 14,700 sf of ground-floor retail and preservation of historic retail façades (Columbia Pike, Arlington County)
  • Approval of 48,000 sf commercial development featuring in-line retail and a new grocery store (Chantilly, Fairfax County)
  • Approval of 950 S. George Mason Drive with a 6-story, 365-unit mixed-use residential building featuring a 50,000 sf grocery store, 31,120 sf of in-line retail, and a new public square (Columbia Pike, Arlington County)
  • Approval of 1010 South Frederick Street with an 8-story, 229-unit, 100% committed affordable infill development featuring Earthcraft Platinum construction (Columbia Pike, Arlington County)
  • Approval of 672 North Glebe Road with a 6-story, 173-unit mixed-use building featuring LEED Silver construction, ground floor retail, and onsite committed affordable units (Ballston, Arlington County)
  • Approval of 1300 South Rolfe Street with a 73-unit townhouse and stacked condominium development featuring a new public mini-park and onsite committed affordable units (Columbia Pike, Arlington County)
  • Approval of 3507 Columbia Pike with a 6-story, 173-unit mixed-use building featuring Earthcraft Platinum construction, onsite committed affordable units, and ground floor retail and civic uses (Columbia Pike, Arlington County)
  • Approval of 1318 Rockland Terrace with a four-home cluster subdivision (McLean, Fairfax County)
  • Monitoring of Zoning Ordinance and comprehensive land use planning amendments in various jurisdictions across northern Virginia
  • Filed and negotiated approval of numerous special exception amendments in multiple jurisdictions

Professional Recognition

  • 2014 HUD Secretary’s Award, Finalist

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning


Florida State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2011)
- Order of the Coif
- Florida State University Law Review
- Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law

University of Virginia, B.A. (2008)

Professional Membership


Urban Land Institute

Admitted to Practice in:


District of Columbia

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