Bound by Clarendon Blvd., North Fillmore St., 11th St. North,and North Garfield St., 2900 Clarendon will be erected in threedifferent segments. "The first phase will be the office/retailportion of approximately 86,000 gross sf, and 70 for-salecondominiums," Bush Construction Corp.'s Andy Viola tellsGlobeSt.com. "In addition, in conjunction with the first phase, theentire garage of approximately 560 parking spaces will beconstructed. The second and third phases of the project, consistingof solely residential condominiums, will follow suit such that theproject should be completed and sold by the fourth quarter of2005." All together, there will ultimately be four mixed-usebuildings.

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For county officials, the proposed project is a welcome additionto the area. "This development is important to the area because itmeets the overall county objective and plan that has been in placesince the 1960s, which is to concentrate density in and aroundtransportation," Arlington County spokesman Matt Martin explains toGlobeSt.com. The location is just one block away from a Metrostation. "The most important fact about the project is that it ismixed-use," he continues. "That's important to Clarendon because ithas historically been a mixed-use neighborhood. There is a fearthat it would become either an all-commercial development or abedroom community. The Board wants to maintain a balance." Also,Martin points to the contribution that the developer will be makingto the county's affordable housing program as a condition ofapproval. Clarendon Development Associates will contribute nearly$1.5 million to Arlington County, $1 million of which will godirectly to the Clarendon community.

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