JETMA (Arlington, VA) – The super block project now named The Highlands is well underway in West Rosslyn | North Arlington. The expansive hole in the ground is showing the true scope and depth of this massive new development. D.C. developer Penzance is spearheading this development and the project consist of 104 condos, 780 apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail space, including a new CVS pharmacy replacing the old one.

The project took many many hours to formulate between the county and developer to create and maintain space for public amenities, including a new Fire Station 10 included, a new public school on the adjacent formerly the old Wilson School. The 1.2 million-square-foot Highlands development will also be centered around a new park to replace the existing Rosslyn Highlands green space.

“The Highlands will establish a culturally-rich, welcoming, and lively urban-style space that aligns nature with architecture to create a pedestrian-friendly, connected environment, delivering equal parts D.C. culture with Northern Virginian charm,” John Kusturiss, Penzance’s vice president of development, said in a statement.

Penzance, which purchased the property at 1555 Wilson for $67 million back in 2011, has already kicked off initial preparations at the site. In all, the developer plans to build a 27-story tower featuring 449 apartments, a 26-story building populated by the 104 condos and a 23-story building with 331 apartments. Amenities at the site will include “a cabana-covered rooftop pool, private club deck and state-of-the-art fitness center,” according to a Penzance release.

JETMA a market leader in Arlington Residential Real Estate.