Arlington View Terrace East is a $39 million new construction project located on Arlington’s Columbia Pike corridor. The new apartment community will create 77 affordable homes with free WiFi for each household, a community room, fitness room, courtyard, and parking garage, as well as advanced green-building systems, including roof-top solar. Now under construction, AVT East will start welcoming new residents in 2023. Please contact with any questions or concerns about the project.

Project News

Questions about AVT East? 

  • Check out some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  here.

Summer 2022

Winter/Spring 2022

Fall 2021

  • Neighbor News – Quarterly newsletter (PDF)
  • AHC is now an EPA Energy Star Partner and AVT East has been designed to achieve Energy Star Building Rating, which saves energy in homes and businesses through energy efficient products and practices.
  • Fun Fact: We are removing 2500 yards of dirt from the site, which equals 250 dump truck loads!

Construction Schedule 

Summer 2022

  • Exterior façade installed

Spring 2022

  • Stair towers installed
  • Wood Framing

Fall and Winter 2021

  • Concrete footing and walls will be installed, which will increase traffic from concrete and delivery trucks.

October 2021

  • Tower crane will be erected.

September 2021

  • Continued excavation and preparation for the building foundations.

August 2021

  • August 16, 2021 – Mass excavation will start. This will cause an increase in trucks coming onto the property to remove soil off site.
  • August 9, 2021 – Piers & caissons will be started. These are on the east side of the property.
  • August 2, 2021 – Steal piers  installed, starting on the 14th road side. (This process may create a large amount of temporary noise.)
  • August 1, 2021 – Dominion Power installation

About the Project

Now under construction, Arlington View Terrace East will provide new affordable homes in the fast-growing Columbia Pike corridor. The project is demolishing the largest of seven existing two- and three-story buildings in the Arlington View Terrace apartment community.  The new building, with 77 apartments, will more than double the current 30 units. The redevelopment will boost the number of affordable apartments to 124 at Arlington View Terrace and create a variety of new amenities and features for residents.

Serving Households Earning Between 30% and 60% AMI

Expected to welcome new residents by early 2023, Arlington View Terrace East’s affordable apartments will serve families earning between 30% and 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Along with a range of incomes, the project will provide 15 three-bedroom apartments, eight fully ADA accessible homes, and eight units for Arlington County’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program, which provides the opportunity for residents with disabilities to maintain their housing and pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. In addition, apartments throughout the building will meet Universal Design standards.

Residents will also enjoy a new community room, fitness room, courtyard, leasing office, and parking garage. The apartments will feature attractive plank flooring, bigger and more numerous windows, new appliances, and free WiFi for each household.

Sustainable Design

The new building will feature several sustainable design elements, including a projected 190-panel solar system, AHC’s second solar project in Arlington. The solar array is expected to generate 84,000 kwh a year, enough energy to power nearly eight single-family houses annually. Arlington View Terrace East is also AHC’s first Energy Star Certified building and includes an extensive green roof to support stormwater management. The community qualified for Gold-level certification with EarthCraft Multifamily, the nation’s first multifamily- specific green building program.

Local and National Funding Partners

Arlington View Terrace East is being financed with the help of local and national partners, including up to $8.23 million in loan funds through Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) program, and a $900,000 loan from the Virginia Housing Trust Fund. The project also won an allocation of $2.03 million in competitive tax credits from Virginia Housing (VHDA), which will generate $19.5 million in tax credit equity. Other funders include Capital One, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Hudson Housing, and NeighborWorks America.

The building is being designed by Cunningham l Quill Architects and constructed by Harkins Builders. Other partners include Walter L. Phillips, civil engineer, and Klein Hornig, LLC, tax credit council.


1420 South Rolfe Street, Arlington, VA 22204