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JBG Smith looks to upgrade a Crystal City park with new retail and ...

JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBGS) is pitching a major makeover for a small park at the heart of its Crystal City holdings, envisioning some new retail and even a bar atop a water feature. The developer filed plans with Arlington County earlier this month requesting an additional 6,100 square feet of density for the 1.6-acre...

Major mixed-use development eyed for site across from Landmark Mall

Hekemian & Co. is in the earliest stages of plotting the mixed-use redevelopment of a large parcel directly across Duke Street from Alexandria’s Landmark Mall, which it quietly acquired earlier this year. The 8.2-acre site currently includes a Big Lots store, formerly a Best Buy, as well as the Alley Cat restaurant, Dunya Banquet Hall...

Game Changer Award: Virginia Tech at Potomac Yard

Virginia Tech’s planned $1 billion computer science-focused Alexandria campus and Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters in Arlington are inexorably tied. When determining where to locate HQ2, Amazon landed on Northern Virginia in 2018 partly because of the state’s promise to fuel higher education and build its tech talent pipeline. Virginia Tech secured the initial funds for...

Northern Virginia’s ‘next great place’? Fairfax l...

Picture this: Someday, you could wake up in your new apartment at Fair Oaks Mall, take a stroll over Interstate 66 and through Fairfax Corner and meet a friend living next to the Fairfax County Government Center. Later, the two of you could hop on the Metro for a ride into D.C. That might all...

Another massive project is going up near Reston’s Metro stati...

Construction is beginning on a massive redevelopment project just across from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station, as EYA advances one piece of a mixed-use makeover of an aging office park. The Bethesda developer just broke ground on 115 townhomes anchoring one section of the project, dubbed the “Reston Midline,” which  will include close to 1.8...

Best Redevelopment: Ballston Quarter

Turning a mall inside out is a lofty task, but Brookfield Properties was up for the challenge. Now, the owner of Ballston Quarter is facing a bigger one in Covid-19. Ballston Quarter, the redevelopment of the former Ballston Common Mall, delivered in the first quarter of 2019. It was a major and much- needed undertaking....

Best New Development: The Boro

The long-range Tysons land-use plan adopted in June 2010 by Fairfax County put a heavy emphasis on walkability and green spaces — something the auto-oriented community had really never known. “Walkability is easy to create when it’s close to the Metro and destination retail,” said Tom Boylan, senior vice president of The Meridian Group, a...

With Metro on the way, RPAI plans increase in residential for Ashbu...

One Loudoun could soon see a significant increase in residential development, as the property’s owner looks to add more apartments to the project in tandem with Metro’s arrival in Ashburn. The developer that controls the majority of the 360-acre property, Retail Properties of America Inc., is asking Loudoun County for the chance to swap in...

Virginia Tech campus, Potomac Yard development earn approval in Ale...

The first phase of Virginia Tech’s campus and plans for six other buildings in Alexandria’s section of Potomac Yard earned approval from City Council on Saturday morning. Developers JBG Smith Properties (NYS:JBGS) and Lionstone Investment have reenvisioned the entire district and brought it through the city’s planning process in a little over a year after they...