Arlington County

The following are among items on the Saturday agenda of the Arlington County Board. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of the Courthouse, 1426 N. Quincy St. For more information, call 558-2261.

BALLSTON PROJECT -- Consideration of a request by the Oliver T. Carr Co. to build a $100 million development project between the Ballston Metro station and the Ballston Common Shoppinrg Center.

Dubbed "Stuart Park," the development would consist of a 15-story office building and a 22-story residential building and be bounded by Taylor Street, Stuart Street, Fairfax Drive and Wilson Boulevard. In exchange for permitting construction of the 15-story building about three stories higher than regulations allow, the developer has agreed to set aside about an acre of the site for a public park.

The county planning commission has recommended the project be approved.

If the county board gives the plan the green light, construction could begin as early as the spring of 1988 and be completed within two years.

LEE GARDENS -- The board is expected to guarantee the solvency of the project by the nonprofit Arlington Housing Corp. to buy and renovate part of the Lee Gardens apartment complex -- in order to preserve 200 units for low and moderate income tenants. The board's approval is considered the last procedural hurdle for the project.

The 961-unit complex off Rte. 50, across from Fort Myer, is undergoing expensive renovation, which is expected to displace about 3,000 mostly low-income, Hispanic tenants.

Late last month, the Virginia Housing Development Authority agreed to provide $33.6 million in financing that would pay for the purchase and renovation of 364 units of the complex by Arlington Housing Corp. Of those units, 200 would be set aside for low and moderate income tenants who qualify for federal rent subsidies.