Union on Queen (previously Pierce Queen Apartments)

Site Plan #425


Bounded roughly by 16th Street to the north, Arlington Boulevard to the south, Pierce Street to the east and Queen Street to the west. The Inn of Rosslyn motel abuts the property to the south.

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This reports the status related to the 4.1 Site Plan Process only -- not the status of building or construction permits.

The site plan was approved by the County Board on March 11, 2013.

About the Project

The applicant proposes a new site plan for the existing Pierce Queen Apartments. The proposal is the second residential project to apply for redevelopment under the Fort Myer Heights North Plan adopted in 2008.

Proposed project details:

  • Preserve and renovate two garden apartment buildings along 16th Street and demolish the remaining three structures, all of which were deemed "important" in the Historic Resources Inventory;
  • Construct a new 12-story residential tower with 186 new dwelling units, for a total of 198 dwelling units on site;
  • Provide 207 off-street parking spaces, located partially below grade; and
  • Create a mixed-income project with approximately 40% affordable housing units.

Additional Information

The Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC), a Planning Commission subcommittee makes decisions about private development in Arlington. A complete list of meeting schedules, reports, presentations and drawings are available on the SPRC website.

SPRC Past Meeting Documents