Fillmore Gardens Shopping Center
July 16, 2019
Town Center: Columbia Heights, Penrose
The new Fillmore Gardens Shopping Center is in the first planning stage. It will replace the existing Center on the north side of the Pike which is bound by the Elkin Building to the west and CVS Pharmacy parking lot to the east . It orginally opened in 1942. At the moment the CVS parking lot separates the center from Penrose Plaza. The Fillmore Parking lot next to Atilla's Restaurant will be included in the land to be redeveloped.
A review of the proposal for the center by Arlington County is planned for Spring 2020. The parking lot next to CVS will be split between South Cleveland Street extention and Penrose Plaza extention.
Commercial FBC Arlington County preliminary information
• 6-story mixed-use building (ground-floor retail with residential above)
• Total units unknown (market rate rental)
• New segment of S. Cleveland Street (delivered with project)
• Dedication of land for Phase 2 of Penrose Square (DPR has reserved CIP $ to design and build)
• Special Exception Use Permit- site area >40,000 sf; modifications are likely
Atilla's is a Turkish restaurant it has been open for more than 25 years.
The Salsa Room is a nighclub and has been open about 10 years
2615 Le Touche Day Spa Hair and Nails Salon, Cosmetology School
Metro PCS Cellular and Mobile Telephone Service
2611 CPRO was established in 1986
"Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) is a coalition of businesses, civic associations, property owners, and the Arlington County Government. Its Mission is to champion and connect business and community along Columbia Pike"cpro
H & R Block Insurance
South Cleveland Street and Penrose Plaza
At some point either during or after the construction a new segment of South Cleveland Street will run through the parking lot. At the moment South Cleveland ends on the South side of the Pike and does not begin again until after the CVS parking lot. . The marjority of the parking lot will become an extension of Penrose Plaza, funding has already been allicated by the county for the Plaza extention.