Board Approves Pentagon City Project, Residential Component Uncertain

by UrbanTurf Staff

Board Approves Pentagon City Project, Residential Component Uncertain: Figure 1
Rendering of PenPlace along 12th Street.

On Saturday, the Arlington County Board unanimously approved the massive, five-building PenPlace development on the boards for Pentagon City.

The plans for the Vornado project are for four office buildings of between 18 and 22-stories and an 18-story, 300-room hotel. It will also have approximately 50,000 square feet of retail space and two acres of “open community space.” The development is planned for a nine-acre plot adjacent to the Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City (map).

Board Approves Pentagon City Project, Residential Component Uncertain: Figure 2

What the project will most likely not include is a residential component. Despite protests from area residents that the development needed one building of apartments or condos, the board did not endorse a residential portion, citing that there was already enough new housing in the works for the area.

The project is not expected to be complete until 2023, at the earliest.

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  1. Ryan said at 7:26 pm on Monday September 23, 2013:
    Why on earth does a simple project like this take until 2023 to complete? No roads to build, to train tracks to lay, workers can drive right up to the site. 9 years for 5 office buildings and a park? Only in NOVA.
  1. scottg said at 8:28 pm on Monday September 23, 2013:
    Impressive record of the Arlington County Board Vornado/Charles E. Smith, a division of Vornado Realty Trust | "I urge you to perform a thorough investigation of Vornado." -- Sincerely,William J. Walczak Candidate, Mayor of Boston http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/08/12/bill-walczak-issues-vornado-warning-to-gaming-commish/ The board agreed to Vornado/Charles E. Smith’s plans to build as much as 1.8 million square feet of commercial space on nine acres of vacant land, one of the largest undeveloped parcels close to downtown Washington (PenPlace) http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/arlington-approves-major-pentagon-city-commercial-complex-dubbed-penplace/2013/09/21/bb4237b0-22f9-11e3-b73c-aab60bf735d0_story.html?hpid=z7 Chris Zimmerman's consulting clients and "Smart Growth" "irregularities": http://o.canada.com/2013/06/17/montreal-mayor-michael-applebaum-arrested-by-quebecs-anti-task-force-unit/ No Arlington has NO ‘Taj Mahals’, NOT AT ALL. Building ‘Taj Mahals’ with Taxpayer Money http://voiceofsandiego.org/2011/07/21/building-taj-mahals-with-taxpayer-money/

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