The owner of an Arlington hotel is now hoping to flip the building into residential space instead.
The Arlington Court Suites Hotel in Courthouse could soon become a 180-unit apartment building dubbed “Park Arlington at Courthouse,” according to plans filed with the county this week.
The Silver Spring-based Sunburst Hospitality Corp. is hoping to fully renovate the nine-story building, located at 1200 N. Courthouse Road, then convert the 187 hotel rooms currently housed in the structure into apartments. Most will be one-bedroom units, though some will be two-bedroom apartments, the plans show.
The building has been a hotel for most of its lifespan, dating back to its construction in 1963, county records show. It was previously a Quality Inn before Sunburst acquired the 2.3-acre property in 2006.
But Martin Walsh, a land-use attorney with Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC representing Sunburst, wrote in a memo to county officials that the building’s owners now believe residential…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.