Arlington board approves regions tallest building
The Arlington County Board approved the construction of the tallest building in Arlington. The building will be constructed in Crystal City. The building will be 24 stories and have 719,704 square feet. The developer of the building had to agree to a number of requirements, including contributing to the Affordable Housing Investment Fund, the Public Art Fund, the Arlington Utility Fund, Metro cards for employees helping with the construction, and the construction of a half-acre park.
“Looking at the Crystal City community benefits that are being provided, the great value of this building is that it really does commence the redevelopment of Crystal City as recommended by the Crystal City Sector Plan,” a county staffer told the Board. “Hopefully this will encourage other property owners to undergo the same type of redevelopment rather than looking to renovate their buildings.” The new building will replace an office building on the same site.