PenPlace PDSP

PenPlace

In September of 2013, the Arlington County Board unanimously approved PenPlace, a mixed-use, phased development site plan that will bring new offices, a hotel, and retail to a vacant parcel on the border between Crystal City and Pentagon City. With a vibrant, retail-oriented 12th Street, PenPlace fills a large gap in the urban fabric between Pentagon City and Crystal City that, combined with the completion of Phases 3, 4, and 5 of Metropolitan Park (Acadia and the Bartlett) effectively knits the two neighborhoods together into a single, more sustainable and economically competitive urban district.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Up to 1,809,000 square feet of office
  • Option for 300 units of residential in lieu of equivalent office density
  • 300 hotel rooms
  • Up to 50,000 square feet of retail type uses
  • Heavy emphasis on retail along 12th Street to support the vision for a vibrant transit corridor
  • Three new public plazas including the approximately 1-acre Central Green
  • An open space network of approximately 1.5 to 2 acres strategically linked with Metropolitan Park to the south
  • A community facility up to 20,000 square feet in size will be included in the development
  • Provides for the only remaining site in the County that can meet high level secure building facility requirements offering an opportunity to compete to attain or retain jobs in the area
  • Dedicates additional right of way along Eads Street to accommodate the incorporation of a dedicated bicycle facility and new sidewalk
  • Provides for $15 million of funding for improvements to Long Bridge Park
  • Commitment to at least achieve LEED Gold for all office buildings and LEED Silver for the hotel
  • Proximity to three metro stations, VRE, bus lines, Capital Bikeshare, and the HOV lines of I-395 make the development one of the most transit and multi-modal oriented sites in the region
  • Delivers a fully constructed 12th Street that conveys the right of way to the County for incorporation of high capacity transit lanes

SCHEDULE

  • Received Phased Development Site Plan approval from the Arlington County Board in September of 2013
  • A public design process for the public open space and community facility was completed in late 2014
  • Each individual building will go through Arlington County’s Site Plan Review Process

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION