Arlington County

The following were among actions taken at Saturday's meeting of the Arlington County Board. For more information, call 558-2261.

CRYSTAL CITY PROJECT -- The County Board approved a request by Old Dominion Properties to construct an 11-story office building and three-level underground parking garage in Crystal City near the Alexandria border.

Among conditions of the approval was a promise from the developer to contribute $200,000 to help create a small park adjacent to the project and $140,000 to help pay for a new trolley system in Crystal City.

The project site is a two-acre parcel bounded by Jefferson Davis Highway (Rte. 1), South 27th Street and the future Crystal Drive.

In late September, board members approved a request by Old Dominion Properties to build an office building and a hotel. The developer originally also proposed building an 18-story residential building, but board members indicated they would not approve such a large structure. So the developer requested the 11-story building.

GUNSTON CENTER RENOVATION -- The board approved a $1.8 million plan to renovate the Gunston Community Complex, one of 13 recreation centers in the county.

Voters approved funds for the project last fall in a bond referendum, but the plan required final approval by the board.

About $350,000 will be used for outside improvements, including expanded parking, new lighting and improved landscaping.

About $1.4 million will be used to renovate the recreation center's interior, including $680,000 for new carpeting, air-conditioning and improved lighting and sound systems in the theater. The theater also will be painted and its seats replaced.

The renovation is expected to begin next spring.