Arlington Looks to Approve Amendment For Pentagon City Costco Development

by UrbanTurf Staff

Arlington Looks to Approve Amendment For Pentagon City Costco Development: Figure 1
A rendering of the 10-story residential building.

In a week, the massive, multi-phase development in the works for the area around the Costco in Pentagon City will go before the Arlington County Board. The developer, Kimco Realty, wants to move forward with the residential aspects of the project in the first phase, rather than the previous plans, which would’ve built offices first. The Acting County Manager recommends that the Board approve amending the site plan in line with the developer’s changes.

Arlington Looks to Approve Amendment For Pentagon City Costco Development: Figure 2
A rendering of the 25-story residential building.

Pentagon Centre is a 17-acre parcel adjacent to the Pentagon City Metro (map). Kimco’s residential plans for the site include construction of a 25-story, 440-unit residential project with 10,700 square feet of retail space, and a 10-story, 253-unit residential development with 15,541 square feet of retail. A seven-story above-grade parking garage with almost 9,000 square feet of retail is also part of the plans. WDG Architecture is the project architect.

The Arlington County Board will take up the amendment next Monday.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/arlington_looks_to_approve_amendment_for_pentagon_city_costco_development/10328


  1. Bellevue said at 7:58 pm on Monday September 14, 2015:
    Is this to be built on the site of the existing Costco or will it be a structure that will eventually house the existing Costco in the new building?
  1. Matthew said at 4:02 am on Tuesday September 15, 2015:
    The 25-story residential development will replace only the portion of the Pentagon Centre that contains the Sleepy's mattress store, adjacent to the Metro entrance. The 10-story residential development will replace a portion of the parking lot in the southwest corner of the parcel. And the 7-story parking garage will replace a southern portion of the parking lot adjacent to the 10-story development. The Costco is (somehow) not slated to be redeveloped for 40 years, and the portion of the surface parking lot that borders the Costco will remain for the duration of its lease. Eventually, the Costco will be redeveloped with hotel or office depending on market conditions and the remainder of the parking lot will be redeveloped into green space. In all, I find Kimco's plans and timeline for the site very underwhelming, particularly given what the plans are for the massive Metropolitan Park development to its east and the PenPlace development to its northeast.
  1. Nathaniel Martin said at 3:40 pm on Tuesday September 15, 2015:
    The 10-story building looks quite interesting, if a little trendy. Still, trendy is better than outdated--the 25-story building looks like it's from 1972!

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