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July 24, 2014

Arlington County Board to Appoint Working Group for Thomas Jefferson Site

The Arlington County Board will ask a broad-based working group to evaluate, together with County staff, the feasibility of adding an elementary school to the Thomas Jefferson site.
Arlington County Board Approves New Live-Work Building Near Clarendon Metro Station
July 19, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves New Live-Work Building Near Clarendon Metro Station

The Arlington County Board today approved a use permit that will transform the corner of 10th Street and North Highland Street by replacing two office buildings with a new five-story, mixed-use building offering rental apartments, live-work units, ground floor retail, and office space.
July 19, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves Converting Crystal City Vacant Office Building to Innovative Community-Centered Apartments

The Board today approved a plan by developer Vornado to convert a 1960s vacant office building in Crystal City to innovative residential apartments that will offer shared amenities and a unique floor-by-floor “neighborhood” culture. Vornado is creating the project in partnership with WeWork, a national company with co-working offices in major metropolitan areas across the country.
Arlington County Board Approves Mixed-Use Office, Residential, and Upscale Retail near Rosslyn Metro Station
June 14, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves Mixed-Use Office, Residential, and Upscale Retail near Rosslyn Metro Station

The Arlington County Board today approved a site plan for a new development that will transform an entire block in the heart of Rosslyn. The redevelopment will include two mixed-use, energy-efficient LEED Platinum and Silver certified buildings on the block of 1401 Wilson Boulevard and 1400 Key Boulevard.
Columbia Pike Initiative Wins Award for “Best Corridor Plan”
June 11, 2014

Columbia Pike Initiative Wins Award for “Best Corridor Plan”

The Congress for New Urbanism has awarded Arlington County’s Columbia Pike Initiative, designed to transform the Columbia Pike area to a walkable mixed-used main street, its 2014 “Best Corridor Plan.”
April 23, 2014

Arlington Public Schools & Arlington County to Collaborate in Considering New School on Wilson Boulevard Property

Officials from Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Arlington County today announced that APS has decided to retain its Wilson Boulevard property in western Rosslyn for possible redevelopment as a new secondary school. The Wilson property is part of the Western Rosslyn Area Planning Study (WRAPS).
April 12, 2014

Arlington County Board Adopts Rosslyn Plan Framework

The Arlington County Board today adopted the Rosslyn Plan Framework, an important foundation for developing the final Rosslyn Sector Plan Update. The framework lays out the vision and broad recommendations for how the community would like to see the area improve. It focuses on upgrades to parks and open spaces, transportation, improved urban design, and developing a new building heights policy. Its adoption is a key milestone in the long range Realize Rosslyn community planning process.
March 26, 2014

Columbia Pike Streetcar Will Generate $3.2-4.4 Billion Over 30 Years

A new study of the Columbia Pike streetcar’s projected return on investment shows a multi-billion dollar benefit to Arlington and Fairfax Counties, far surpassing the project’s estimated capital cost.
Arlington County Board Approves New Hotel Near Courthouse Metro Station
March 15, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves New Hotel Near Courthouse Metro Station

The eight-story, 161-room hotel will be located on the northwest corner of Wilson Blvd and N. Adams Street. The building will have LEED Gold certification and also include a restaurant on the ground floor.
February 25, 2014

Arlington County Board Authorizes $6.6M Construction Contract to Build Homeless Services Center

The Arlington County Board today approved a contract for $6.6 million, including a contingency of $1.1 million, to transform two-and-a-half floors of office space at 2020 14th St. North into the County's Homeless Services Center (HSC).
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