Carver Homes & Columbia HillsAffordable Housing
March 20, 2015
Neighborhoods: Arlington View & Columbia Forest
On February 24 2015, the Arlington County Board approved two redevelopment housing projects, Carver Homes and Columbia Hills. These projects are the first within the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Special Revitalization to be approved in accordance with the Neighborhoods Form Based Code.
The Neighborhoods Form Based Code applies to multi-family residential areas along Columbia Pike that surround its commercial centers. This innovative, optional zoning policy provides incentives for revitalization and guides redevelopment. It will help us implement the Neighborhoods Area Plan, which defines the community’s vision for transforming the Pike. The Neighborhoods Form Based Code will facilitate the preservation of 6,200 affordable housing units, encourage higher density development and connect housing to plazas, open space and transportation.Columbia Pike Form Base Code - Neighborhoods
Neighborhood: Arlington View
1300 S Rolfe Street
Approved Development Proposals, Carver Drawings, Staff Report see all drawings
Prominent African American architect Albert I. Cassell designed the garden apartments, an architectural type dominant in mid-twentieth century Arlington County and throughout the United States. The Carver Apartments have been a wholly African American owned and occupied cooperative since the residents bought the complex from the federal government in 1949.National Register Nomination
Although the George Washington Carver development became part of the Historic Resources Inventory (HRI) Phase 1 it never got past Phase 1 and eventually was named in the Neighborhoods Special Revitalization District list as a site whose buildings would be destroyed to make way for newer housing.
Neighborhood: Columbia Forest
1010 S Frederick Street
Approved Development Proposals