4318 N. Carlin Springs Road — The Springs

Site Plan #430


4318 N. Carlin Springs Road

Located at the northeast corner of the intersection of North Carlin Springs Road and North Thomas Street.

Area: North Quincy Street Plan Addendum

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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.

This project was approved by the County Board on Jan. 25, 2014.

About the Project

The applicant, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), proposes constructing  a five-story, 104-unit apartment building with a 5,600 square-foot ground floor office for APAH, a change to the General Land Use Plan (GLUP) and a rezoning. The project would demolish an existing 27-unit, three-story garden apartment building, which was constructed in 1963 and has 21 committed affordable units.

Proposed project details:

  • The requested GLUP change would re-designate the site from “Low-Medium Residential,” which permits apartments at a density of 16-36 units per acre, to “High-Medium Residential Mixed-Use,” which permits residential density (with associated office and/or retail) of up to 3.24 F.A.R, in accordance with the recommendation of the North Quincy Street Plan Addendum;
  • The rezoning would reclassify the site from “RA8-18,” which permits apartments of up to 36 units per acre, to “R-C,” which permits residential density (with associated office and/or retail) of up to 3.24 F.A.R; and
  • The five-story, 104-unit apartment building would provide 111 parking spaces and a 5,600-square-foot headquarters office for APAH;  96 (or 92%) of the dwelling units will be affordable to households earning less than 60 percent of area median income.

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