Dr. Dremo's: Safe for Another Year

It looks like Dr. Dremo's may be safe for at least another year. As many of you may already know, the owner of the Dr Dremo (and Taco Bell) property has a potential buyer. Recent development plans called for the bar and music venue to be demolished in order to make room for a 10 story building with 170 residential units and 36,000 sq ft of commercial space on the bottom floor. But first, the property would need to be re-zoned, as two-story commercial property is all that is currently permitted. The buyer submitted its plans to the county for approval in March and sources at the county estimated that it would be a year before the plans were approved or denied.

During the September 17th Arlington County Board meeting, the future of the Dr. Dremo's property was discussed. Carried by a vote of 3 to 2, the Board denied the buyer's plans. If the buyer chooses to continue its pursuit of the rezoning and development of the Dr. Dremo's property, it will not be eligible to revise and resubmit its plans to the county board for another full calendar year.

There are more details regarding the board meeting on the county's website. The Dremo's property (2000 Wilson Blvd.) is item #58C under "Regular Hearing." The meeting can also be viewed via video provided on the county's web site.