Arlington County

The following were among actions taken by the Arlington County Board at its Aug. 15 meeting. For more information, call 558-2261.

BALLSTON PROJECT -- The board approved a request by the Oliver T. Carr Co. to build a $100 million development project between the Ballston Metro station and the Ballston Common Shopping Center.

Dubbed "Stuart Park," the development will consist of a 14-story office building and a 22-story residential building. It will be bounded by Taylor and Stuart streets, Fairfax Drive and Wilson Boulevard.

The developer had requested permission to build a 15-story building. In exchange for being allowed to construct the building about two stories higher than regulations allow, the developer has agreed to set aside about an acre of the site for a public park.

Construction for the project could begin as early as the spring of 1988 and be completed within two years.

LEE GARDENS -- The board voted 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 was 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 will pay for the purchase and renovation of 364 units of the complex by the Arlington Housing Corp. Of those units, 200 will be set aside for low- and moderate-income tenants who qualify for federal rent subsidies.