In Arlington, Virginia, along 2800 blocks of Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards, there are big plans that may include an office building, the IOTA Club and Cafe, the former A&R Engravers storefront, and the Baja Fresh Restaurant.
ARLnow reported that the building is being partially demolished while the facade is being preserved and restored. The renovation will add a fourth floor and 26,784 square meters of additional space to the office building. The first two floors of the office building will also be redesigned for office or retail use. The ground floor will be expanded to include new shop windows. A cellar for public self-storage can possibly be built.
Other plans reported by ARLnow include new private outdoor roof terraces and the installation of a “partial green roof”.
While ARLnow expects the IOTA club and cafe to either close its doors or move, IOTA co-owner Jane Negrey Inge told the local blog that she doesn’t expect the renovations to be “anytime … anytime soon”.
The plans, which are still in the early stages, must be reviewed by the Site Plan Review Committee and submitted to the Arlington Planning Commission and Arlington County Board.
• IOTA club building is to be demolished as part of the standard Clarendon new development proposal [ARLnow]