(Updated at 5:00 p.m.) Construction is getting started on a new five-story condominium building and townhouse development on Walter Reed Drive.
The development, called Columbia Place, will consist of 14 two-bedroom, two-bath condominiums in a mid-rise building, and 8 single-family townhomes. Developer Evergreene Homes says the townhomes will be four stories, with two-car garages and rooftop terraces.
The development also includes nearly 3,000 square feet of retail space. It was approved by Arlington County in 2009.
Construction crews are now clearing the lot, near the intersection of Walter Reed Drive and 11th Street S., a block from Columbia Pike, following the demolition of a vacant single-family home at 1108 S. Edgewood Street.