Friday, Dec 14, 2012

Redevelopment of Bergmann’s Drycleaner’s Site

drawing of site

On December 8, 2012, Nan Walsh presented to the Arlington County Board the proposed redevelopment of the Bergmann’s Drycleaner’s site, located at the intersection of North Veitch Street and Lee Highway, less than a half mile from the Courthouse Metro Station. In unanimously approving the project, the County Board discussed policy issues including the exemption of a grocer from density, building height north of Lee Highway, and the need for a Lee Highway study. The project’s developer, McCaffery Interests, also developer of Market Common Clarendon, received approval of a 13,257 square foot MOM’s Organic Market and 202 multifamily dwelling units comprised of 42 units on the site’s west block and 160 units on the east block. The project’s benefits include LEED Gold certification, 11 on-site affordable housing units, realignment of the existing Custis Trail, addition of a gazebo and water fountain to serve trail users, an $150,000 contribution to allow improvements at McCoy Park, transportation improvements to the intersection of Lee Highway and Veitch Street, transportation demand management program, landscaping and perpetual maintenance of adjacent VDOT right-of-way, and clean-up of an environmentally contaminated site.