Ten at Clarendon, Arlington County’s first LEED Platinum multifamily community, is comprised of 143 one- to four-bedroom and eight live/work units in the highly coveted Clarendon neighborhood. Through years of planning, developer CRC assembled the Ten’s four parcels into its current 45,000-square-foot site, achieving unanimous County Board, Planning Commission, and Transportation Commission approvals, and Clarendon’s first and only UCMUD approval. In line with Arlington’s master plan and vision for its community, the thoughtfully designed building blends seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood architecture. Additionally, the live/work units activate the Clarendon streetscape by promoting a vibrant, small-business-oriented community.
The Ten at Clarendon’s street-facing community-oriented common areas also contribute to Clarendon’s neighborhood while encouraging social opportunities among residents. Creative amenities like an in-lobby market, rooftop deck, state-of-the-art fitness center, bike workshop, outdoor patio with grills and fireplaces, dog wash, customizable elfa closets, and an organic herb/produce garden bring daily needs under one roof. An innovative lending library allows residents to rent low-use or large home goods on an as-needed basis.
Local business partnerships and regular resident programming creates a sense of community unusual among large multifamily buildings, and a unique Perx at Ten program offers exclusive local discounts. Although it commands 20% more rent than comparable products, the Ten is uniquely affordable on a per-bedroom basis thanks to its three- and four-bedroom units, a first in the Clarendon rental market. Additionally, rapidly leased ground-level live/work units give business owners and entrepreneurs valuable Clarendon street frontage at a fraction of the cost of a traditional retail lease. This strategic use of ground-floor retail has allowed Ten at Clarendon to improve the pedestrian experience while activating the 10th Street corridor.