AHC Shell Site


AHC Inc. is an Arlington-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing

celebrating its 35th year in 2011! We are proud to have developed over 3,000 units in Arlington County and have begun plans to develop a new property in the Columbia Heights West neighborhood.

AHC is currently in negotiations to purchase the Shell gas station located at 5511 Columbia Pike, at the corner of Columbia and South Greenbrier. If we are successful in acquiring this property, AHC would assemble the gas station property with a portion of the surrounding property AHC has owned since 1994 - Harvey Hall Apartments.

The proposed development being submitted to Arlington County for consideration is an 83-unit, 6-story mixed-use with ground floor retail along Columbia Pike. The apartments will be available to tenants earning 50% and 60% of the area median income. Building amenities will include on-site management, a community center and underground parking.

The design for the project is within the guidelines of the Columbia Pike Form Based Code. AHC will not be asking for any modifications, special considerations or relief from the Form Based Code.

Other project Details

# of units proposed                            83  (mix of 1- & 2-bedrooms)

# workforce/affordable                     83

# market-rate                                      0

est. household income

                by family size       1              $37-44,000

                                                2              $42-51,000

                                                3              $48-57,000

                                                4              $53-64,000

 retail square footage                        6,700 sq. ft.

estimated construction                    Begin Spring 2013

                                                                Finish Fall 2014

 parking spaces                                    130 approximately (residential + retail)….

garage entrance                                 it will be off Greenbrier, per form-based code requirements.

 AHIF Request                                      $6 million


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Stephen Finafrock,
Jan 21, 2012, 1:43 PM
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Stephen Finafrock,
Jan 21, 2012, 1:25 PM
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