Developed by AHC, Inc., this mixed-use redevelopment is located in the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District in Arlington, Virginia, and received the first Administrative Approval under the Form-Based Code process. The Shell represents a creative land assemblage by AHC. Harvey Hall, an adjoining existing affordable apartment community with unused density, was combined with an adjacent 1950’s era gas station to establish a very prominent corner parcel. The Shell contributes 83 affordable apartments above ground floor retail to the revitalization of Columbia Pike. The ground floor street level includes the main campus of a Montessori school, also designed by Cunningham | Quill. This project continues the transformation of an aging car-oriented environment into a vibrant and walkable urban community.
Awards: 2015 ABC Metro Washington Excellence in Construction for Multifamily Residences
Photographer: Hoachlander Davis Photography