Tuesday, October 21, 2008

2000 Wilson Finally Making Rubble in Clarendon


2000 Wilson, the oft-delayed Clarendon apartment complex, has finally taken its first steps towards fruition. The Taco Bell franchise and abandoned Dr. Dremo's occupying the site are now being demolished to make way for 141 rental apartments and 36,000 square feet of ground floor retail.

Developer Elm Street Development initially planned construction late last year of what was first intended to be a condominium project (that's just so 2006), but now forecasts an open-ended 2010 completion target. Dr. Dremo's, the beloved neighborhood bar that used to stand on the site, closed its doors last January in anticipation of imminent demolition.

With that out the way and approval from the Arlington County Board locked, the WDG-designed project can now move forward unimpeded. The development is bounded by Wilson Boulevard, North Rhodes Street, Clarendon Boulevard, and North Courthouse Road, but confusingly carries a street address of 2001 Clarendon Boulevard despite the 2000 Wilson title; meaning the next hurdle for the project lies at the feet of the marketing team.

6 comments:

fourthandeye on Oct 22, 2008, 11:56:00 AM said...

This would be considered the Courthouse neighborhood rather than Clarendon. In fact it's closer to the Rosslyn/Courthouse edge than the Clarendon/Courthouse edge.

Anonymous said...

The Taco Bell is completly demolished already. Dr Dremo's demoliton just started Monday, and will probably be done by the end of the week.....

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what is going on with the site that ZOM bought next door or the ZOM project in Clarendon?

Anonymous said...

The ZOM site is tracking its way through the design process, and slowly starting through the Arlington County approvals. Don't expect a construction start for at least 18 months.

Edna Wellthorpe said...

Totally agree with fourthandeye - this is Courthouse, not Clarendon. I was very confused until I saw "Taco Bell" and "Dr. Dreamo's."

Anonymous said...

ZOM just demolished their site in Clarendon. They are planning to start by years end.

 

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