Verde Pointe is a 2.06-acre mixed-use development featuring dramatic views of Washington DC and environmentally sensitive architecture and sustainable stormwater management. Located at the corner of Lee Highway and North Veitch Street in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, the development includes one residential tower and a mixed-use building wrapped by flat-style townhouse apartments.
The project’s first phase included demolition of the existing Bergmann’s Dry Cleaning building to make way for the three-story multi-use building that features:
- 40,000 SF of multi-family housing – 38 flat-style apartment units
- A green roof terrace and updated streetscape on all sides
- 98,000 SF of parking with 240+ spaces
- 14,000 SF of retail space for Mom’s Organic Market and other retail spaces.
The second phase of the project included demolition of six neglected single-family homes, allowing for construction of a 175,000-SF 10-story luxury apartment building tower. The tower provides 162 multi-family housing units — including 11 committed affordable units.
VIKA’s role in this project also included the redesign and reconstruction of North Uhle Street, located between the two phases, and its wet and dry utilities, streetscape elements and stormwater management. VIKA designed a detention vault for both buildings that achieved LEED Site Sustainability credit (SSc) 6.1 requirements for stormwater quantity and utilized jellyfish filters in the design to achieve BMP per Arlington County and LEED SSc 6.2 stormwater quality requirements.
Verde Pointe was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. VIKA provided the following services for this development:
- Civil Engineering
- Landscape Architecture Services.