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10th Street Flats Receives Unanimous Approval from Arlington County Board

Five-Story, Mixed-Use Building in Heart of Clarendon Will Offer Rental Apartments, Ground Floor Retail, and Office Space for Local Non-Profit
July 24, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va." On Saturday, July 19, the Arlington County Board voted 4 to 0 to approve the Unified Commercial/Mixed-Use Development (UCMUD) use permit, which will allow Clark Realty Capital (CRC) to transform the corner of 10th and North Highland Streets with the construction of its 10th Street Flats project. Located just two blocks from the Clarendon Metro Station, the development will replace two existing low-rise buildings with 135 apartments - six of which will be affordable units -over four floors above 3,660 square feet of ground floor retail, nine live-work units, and 4,704 square feet of office space for the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH).

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"This project will bring a new kind of live-work option, six new affordable housing units, ground-floor retail, and high quality offices to the heart of Clarendon," said Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board Chair. "It will add to Clarendon's vibrancy and attract the entrepreneurs and small businesses that help our community thrive."

As 10th Street Flats is located in the established Lyon Park Neighborhood, throughout the approval process CRC developers regularly engaged representatives and citizens from the Lyon Park, Ashton Heights, Clarendon-Courthouse, and Lyon Village civic associations. Working hand in hand with these groups, CRC designed a project that truly responded to neighbors' wants and needs - including accommodating requests to alter traffic and architectural plans.

"We are excited to deliver on the vision crafted by the Clarendon and Lyon park neighborhoods that played an important role in the entitlement process," said Casey Nolan, director at CRC. "10th Street Flats will be a community where people can live, work, and shop, as well as tap into all the fantastic amenities that already exist in Clarendon."

As a part of the project, the existing one-story AACH building is being demolished, and CRC will provide customized office and programming space to support the organization's critical mission. The project is located on the same block as Sullivan House apartment, a homeless shelter owned by Arlington County, and conveniently, one of the five integrated programs AACH supports.

"AACH is thrilled to partner with Clark Realty Capital on the10th Street Flats project as AACH continues its programs and services for homeless and disadvantaged members of the community," said Michael O'Rourke, Executive Director of AACH. "The arrangement preserves proximity to Sullivan House Shelter which AACH operates, while offering staff and clients the benefit of generous and inspiring new space in which to do their important work."

The project will also promote sustainability and a green lifestyle within the neighborhood, targeting LEED Gold certification and accommodating one bicycle space for each unit as well as an at-grade storage room complete with bike tools.

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About Clark Realty Capital

A fully integrated, national real estate firm based in Arlington, Va., Clark Realty Capital offers a broad base of services including capital markets, finance, development, construction, property management, and investment management. Clark's development expertise spans award-winning residential, office, retail, and mixed-use projects with a total development value of over $6.5 billion. Clark Realty Capital is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, the nation's oldest and largest privately-held general building contractor in the nation. For more information, visit www.clarkrealtycapital.com.

About Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless

A private non-profit organization that provides transitional housing and support services, the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH) helps families and women in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. Since 1985, AACH strives to meet the critical needs of the homeless in these communities by providing them a foundation to help them rebuild their lives through five integrated programs. For more information, visit www.aachhomeless.com.