September 22, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The Arlington County Board has approved a development for Pentagon City that could a 22-story high-rise to the area, as well as four other office buildings.
The Washington Post reports the board voted unanimously Saturday to approve Vornado/Charles E. Smith's plans to build as much as 1.8 million square feet of commercial space. The now vacant land is one of the largest undeveloped parcels close to downtown Washington.
The project called PenPlace includes 50,000 square feet of retail space, a 300-room hotel and a streetcar maintenance facility. Vornado plans to build a streetcar connection between Columbia Pike and a Crystal City streetcar line to help link the Arlington corridors.
Plans also call for a "green area" between the buildings.
Some neighbors have opposed the project.
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