ARLINGTON, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating a place for the community to gather is central to Edens & Avant's vision for redeveloping the Arlington Ridge shopping center. Pedestrian-friendly walkways, outdoor-dining spaces, and extensive landscaping are key elements of the property's redevelopment, slated for completion in the fall of 2010.
"Building connectivity between Arlington Ridge and the surrounding area was the driving force behind redeveloping the center," commented Steve Boyle, Managing Director of Edens & Avant. "We want to attract the community to a central place where they can linger outdoors with their neighbors."
The outdoor spaces linking the retail shops have been designed to enhance the property's presence within the Arlington neighborhood. Reclaimed redwood siding, green screens, and outdoor seating areas are all part of the community-inspired design.
Arlington Ridge is located at the intersection of South Glebe Road and South Lang Street, between Interstate 395 and Reagan National Airport. Surrounded by densely populated residential communities, the existing shopping center includes a Giant Food grocery store, a Gold's Gym, as well as locally owned shops. New restaurants and retail will add additional dining and apparel shopping options to the mix.
"The redevelopment at Arlington Ridge is part of our larger strategy to reconnect with, and reinvest in, the communities where our assets are located," added Jodie W. McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer of Edens & Avant. "Our philosophy is to partner with the community and our retailers to ensure that our centers are truly reflective in both design and merchandising of the neighborhoods they are serving."
Arlington Ridge was acquired by Edens & Avant in 2007. The redevelopment of Arlington Ridge is among 20 shopping centers that the company is redeveloping in 2010.
About Edens & Avant
Edens & Avant develops, owns and operates neighborhood shopping places in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the Company has built a portfolio of more than 128 retail centers in 15 states. Edens & Avant has Regional Headquarters in Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami and Columbia, SC (Corporate Office). For additional information about the Company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edensandavant.com.
SOURCE Edens & Avant