I'll Miss You, Giant Hole
Ever since I moved to Arlington, there's been a giant hole in Courthouse at the corner of Clarendon and N. Adams. It's the site of a project waiting to be built since ... are you ready for this? 1984.
But at long last, a structure is rising from the hole:
The Washington Business Journal has the details:
The Donohoe Cos. started construction Sept. 19 on a 140,000-square-foot, 176-room Marriott Residence Inn on Clarendon Boulevard near the Court House Metro station. The $40 million hotel will open in spring 2009, some 23 years after it was originally envisioned and one year later than the current developers were hoping for."Maybe taken longer than it typically does"? Talk about the understatement of the year.
"It has maybe taken longer than it typically does," said Bob Donohoe, development director for The Donohoe Cos. "But we feel like we've got the best project we could have."
Anyway, the project should be a big boost for a block that's been pretty unremarkable until the recent addition of King Street Blues.