rendering of a proposed new multifamily building
A rendering of a proposed new multifamily building in Clarendon. ORR PARTNERS

One of several of major redevelopments that would densify Clarendon is advancing to the final stages of Arlington County’s formal approval process.

Reston-based Orr Partners LLC’s designs to demolish and redevelop the old, single-story Joyce Motors auto repair shop — at the corner of 10th Street North and North Irving Street, about a quarter mile south of the Clarendon Metro station — have been winding their way through the county’s planning pipeline since 2019. Project planning is nearing the finish line, anticipated to go before the Planning Commission and then Board of Supervisors in January. The latest revised site plan, as of a Sept. 8 filing with the county, outlines a roughly 188,000-square-foot multifamily building up to 110 feet tall, comprising 241 residential units over nearly 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

The Antunovich Associates’ design includes the incorporation of the historic Joyce Motors facade into the new building. Renderings show a cafe or restaurant behind the green garage doors. Joyce Motors has operated on that property since the late 1940s.

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