Dominion Apartments, originally designed and constructed by its current owner in 1955, includes 188-unit multi-family residential apartments with ground-level retail and a stand-alone retail building. The midcentury modern building is a contributing resource in the Arlington Heights historic district, and is ranked highly by Arlington County due to the strength of remaining original detail and character. The project successfully achieved federal historic tax credits with all improvements subject to the Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service review the rehabilitation work to ensure that it complies with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. The renovation respects, preserves and enhances the existing historic features of the building. The original steel windows have been replaced with new insulated aluminum windows that match the style and profile of the originals.
The Dominion Apartments project also involves conversion of ground floor retail space into residential amenities including a leasing office, resident gym, and resident lounge as well as conversion of communal laundry space into resident lounges. Adjacent to the site is Ruthie’s All-Day Restaurant, an existing single-story brick building that originally housed a candy factory and shop now providing indoor and outdoor dining for Dominion residents and the surrounding community.