Villas & Vistas to feature classic c. 1920 Sears Elsmore home, green living and gardens.
The Lyon Park/Ashton Heights community home and garden tour Villas & Vistas is set for this Sunday, May 5. Tours start at the Lyon Park Community House, 414 N. Fillmore St. at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Tours continue until 4 p.m. Among the homes featured on the 2013 tour: The Morris Day Home, a “green” home on Irving Street and a c. 1920 classic Elsmore Sears home. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Checks should be made out to the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC). Proceeds from the event goes toward renovating the historic 1925 Lyon Park Community House. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Natalie Roy.
New development at 2311 Wilson Blvd. will include daycare center, publicly accessible conference room.
A new eight-story, energy-efficient office building that will include a childcare facility and publicly accessible conference room is coming to 2311 Wilson Blvd., about a block from the Courthouse Metro Station. The Arlington County Board this month approved a redevelopment plan for the site after the developer, Otter Wilson Boulevard LLC, worked with the county, planning commission and two civic associations to address their concerns — primarily, how the building addresses the transition from the bustling, high-rise business heart of the Courthouse community to the nearby Lyon Village neighborhood, which is largely characterized by one- and two-story residences and Key Elementary School. The board's action actually was to amend a plan for…