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From Pool Hall to Penthouses: Carpool Site in Arlington Turning to Towers

A long-standing fixture on the Arlington happy hour scene is finally being replaced. 4000 Fairfax Drive, a 54 year old building that is currently home to Carpool, has plans approved for a 22 story, 330 unit apartment building with ground floor retail and a large underground garage.

This is not the first time Carpool’s location has been up for panning. There’s been multiple proposals submitted over the years, many of which before the recession hit.  The Carpool address is a very attractive one due to its location between the Ballston and Virginia Square METRO stops.


‘Twisting glass end’ as described in the project plan NOT shown.

The ‘building’ will actually be three narrow towers with a ‘twisting glass end’ designed by Hickok Cole architects – the design is very different for the Ballston / Arlington area.  The project includes rooftop amenities, a retail courtyard, fountains, public seating and major streetscape improvements along Fairfax Drive.  The developers are contributing just over $2.2 million to Arlington’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund and are also putting up needed traffic signal improvements, underground utilities and public art for the site.

Thanks to the BizJournals on the plan approval.

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