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November 26, 2019

Amazon to Fund Revamped Park from High Line Designer

The company and its architecture firm presented the latest plans for its permanent headquarters in Pentagon City to the Arlington...
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November 25, 2019

Amazon pledges $20 million for Arlington affordable housing in exchange for more density

Amazon is offering $20 million to the Arlington County Affordable Housing Investment Fund in exchange for being allowed to build a...
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November 22, 2019

Potomac Yard Metro Finishes Permitting, Moves Into Construction Phase

On Friday, Nov. 15, the Army Corps of Engineers issued the final permit required for construction on the Metro station to start...
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November 19, 2019

JBG Proposes Another Crystal City Development

Developer JBG SMITH is adding to its already extensive redevelopment plans in and around Crystal City. The top property owner in the so-called National Landing area (Crystal City,...
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November 18, 2019

Video: Progress on Memorial Bridge Construction As Project Reaches Halfway Point

https://youtu.be/HErwULePGCA The Memorial Bridge rehabilitation project is halfway complete. The bridge is back open today after a total closure over the weekend...
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November 18, 2019

Keep 23rd Street Weird: Crystal City Restaurant Owners, Residents Sound Off On Parking Changes

Restaurant owners, residents, and advisory group members alike are demanding that an upcoming residential development in Crystal City includes more customer parking for...
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November 15, 2019

Arlington Could Be Extending the S. Hayes Street Protected Bike Lane

Arlington could be extending a protected bike lane in Crystal City, a block from Amazon’s future home. The county posted on its...
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November 15, 2019

County Looking to Remove Road Connected to Amazon’s Pentagon City Development

Arlington is considering removing a planned section of road in the Metropolitan Park site in Pentagon City, the future home of Amazon’s...
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November 13, 2019

HQ2 One Year In: Still-lean Arlington campus has long way to go to rival Seattle

There wasn't much of a rush the morning after Veterans Day at Cafe Manna, a lunch and breakfast spot that...
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November 13, 2019

County Looks to Make Scooter Program Permanent

Arlington may soon be making electric scooters a more or less permanent fixture of the county’s streets and sidewalks. The...
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November 13, 2019

Children Under 5 Among Most Undercounted in Last Census

Counting every person in the United States in a census every 10 years is a challenge. But counting every infant...
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November 7, 2019

Virginia seeks larger pipeline of computer science degrees

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) disclosed plans Thursday to help public universities produce 31,000 more degrees in computer science and...
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November 6, 2019

Work to Start on Walls, Pools at Under-Construction Long Bridge Aquatics Center

Crews are now starting work on the walls for the long-awaited, long-debated Long Bridge Aquatics and Center near Crystal City. Arlington County tweeted that...
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November 6, 2019

Crystal City Pedestrian Link Could Mean A 5-Minute Walk to DCA

A proposed pedestrian link may give Crystal City residents and workers the chance to walk to the airport. The new...
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November 6, 2019

NTSB wants mandatory bike helmet laws. Bike advocates don’t.

The National Transportation Safety Board this week said laws mandating helmet use, among other safety actions, would reduce traffic fatalities...
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November 5, 2019

JBG Smith not planning to build spec in National Landing

Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters is expected to generate additional demand for office space in Crystal City and Pentagon City, but for now,...
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November 4, 2019

Curtain raises on plan for Virginia Tech campus, Regal Potomac Yard redevelopment

JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBGS) and Lionstone Investments have filed a concept plan for the initial phase of the North Potomac Yard...
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November 1, 2019

Pentagon Row Ice Skating Rink Opens for Season

Just in time for the start of November and the arrival of cold weather, the ice rink at Pentagon Row is now...
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November 1, 2019

Open Amazon Jobs in Arlington Passes 300

Amazon is now listing more than 300 open positions in Arlington on its jobs website. After hovering in the double digits...
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October 31, 2019

BREAKING: APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap to Deal With Capacity Issues

During a press briefing Wednesday afternoon, school officials proposed moving the majority of McKinley Elementary School students to the new Reed Elementary...
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October 31, 2019

CFD Urges People, Pets to Avoid Four Mile Run

The department has been providing updates about the hazmat incident on social media, saying Thursday afternoon that the source was...
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October 29, 2019

Community Group Pushing for a Dog Park in Pentagon City

Pentagon City Dogs recently submitted a proposal to Arlington County officials calling for a new, 25,000 square foot dog park...
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October 28, 2019

New Historical Map of Arlington Shows What County Looked Like 100 Years Ago

A new historical map of Arlington allows users to explore what the county looked like 100 years ago. The digital map depicts...
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October 25, 2019

Noise prompts Va. lawmaker to press FAA on runway changes at Reagan National Airport

Proposed changes to the routes planes take landing at or leaving Reagan National Airport will mean increased noise over neighborhoods...
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October 25, 2019

Noise prompts Va. lawmaker to press FAA on runway changes at Reagan National Airport

Proposed changes to the routes planes take landing at or leaving Reagan National Airport will mean increased noise over neighborhoods...
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October 22, 2019

New National Landing Booster Group Forms

A group of large local employers and small local businesses has formed a new group intended “to support National Landing’s transformation.”...
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October 21, 2019

Check Out the New Mural Coming to Crystal City

Over the summer, the Crystal City BID and Amazon’s landlord JBG Smith held a contest to find a muralist to...
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October 15, 2019

Arlington Officials Not Satisfied with Amazon’s Plans for Going Green

Arlington officials are asking Amazon to go back to the drawing board for its proposed headquarters in Pentagon City to put a...
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October 9, 2019

Six of the Top 10 Priciest Zip Codes for Va. Renters Are in Arlington

Arlington County is home to six of the top 10 priciest zip codes for renters in Virginia in 2019, according...
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October 9, 2019

Memorial Bridge to Close For First Weekend of November

The Arlington Memorial Bridge will be completely closed during the first weekend of November as part of its multi-year, $227 million rehabilitation...
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October 2, 2019

Arlington, Alexandria Support Principles for Inclusive Growth

Arlington and Alexandria laid the groundwork at a joint work session for cooperating to support inclusive growth and address the...
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October 2, 2019

Alexandria, Arlington take first steps to collaborate as Amazon growth looms

Alexandria and Arlington elected officials took their first tentative steps Tuesday toward working together to address the expected growth and...
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October 1, 2019

Officials Mulling Removal of Route 1 Overpasses in Crystal City

Officials are considering lowering Route 1 in Crystal City to ground level after Amazon moves in. Details remain scant, but...
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October 1, 2019

BREAKING: JBG Smith Announces Massive Redevelopment Plan for Crystal City

Property owner JBG Smith announced late Tuesday afternoon a major new redevelopment push in Crystal City in the wake of...
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September 28, 2019

Amazon employees will pay to park at HQ2. Plus, colorful new Met Park renderings.

Amazon's latest estimate trims some parking spaces from the garage. Read the article >
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September 23, 2019

Rethink Energy: The Climate Change Challenge, Arlington’s Plan

Climate change is serious. Businesses, residents and governments must act. Today, the Arlington County Board has adopted sweeping updates to...
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September 23, 2019

It’s a slow walk to a pedestrian link between Crystal City and Reagan National Airport (notice we didn’t say bridge)

Arlington is hashing out financing for the roughly $40 million project. Read the full article >
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September 18, 2019

Major Changes Coming to Boundary Channel Drive and I-395 Interchange

A $17.2 million overhaul of the Boundary Channel Drive interchange along I-395 is in the works. Plans call for overhauling...
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September 18, 2019

Crystal City Held a Contest for a New Mural—Here Are the Five Finalists

The winning design will wrap around Synetic Theater—and beautify the streetscape as Amazon moves in. Long before Crystal City became...
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September 18, 2019

Arlington Fields Officially Named ‘Boeing Fields at Long Bridge Park’

Today, Arlington County unveiled the newly installed signs naming Boeing Fields at Long Bridge Park. These park signs recognize The...
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September 15, 2019

We toured an Amazon fulfillment center. Here’s what we saw.

It's nearly impossible to hear anything that is not inches away from your face inside the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center...
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September 13, 2019

Arlington To Celebrate ‘Transit Week’ With Free ART Bus Fare and Pop-Up Parks

Next week, Arlington will participate in two transit and environmental events: PARK(ing) Day and Try Transit Week. PARK(ing) Day will transform 13 parking...
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September 10, 2019

The Over 5,000 Units Headed to National Landing

Although a new Amazon campus is ostensibly jump-starting development in the "National Landing" area of northern Virginia, encompassing parts Crystal...
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September 9, 2019

Amazon Holding ‘Career Day’ in Crystal City

Arlington is one of six locations where Amazon is holding an “Amazon Career Day” next week. The tech and retail...
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September 5, 2019

First ‘Richmond Highway’ Signs Now Up Along Route 1 in Crystal City

County crews replaced the first “Jefferson Davis Highway” sign this morning as officials work to complete Route 1’s renaming to “Richmond...
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September 4, 2019

New Irish Pub Plans to Replace Fiona’s in Crystal City

Crystal City may not be without an Irish pub for much longer. Fiona’s Irish Pub (567 23rd Street S.) closed suddenly in...
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August 22, 2019

Even without a car-tax bill, some Arlingtonians still will have to pay up

One-quarter of vehicle owners in Arlington will pay no car tax when bills come due in October. That’s the good...
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August 21, 2019

University of Maryland to open Crystal City center

The University of Maryland has reached a deal to plant its flag in Crystal City, opening the door to potential...
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August 13, 2019

Cycling Advocates Want Amazon to Add Protected Bike Lane Outside HQ2

Advocates want Amazon to help build a protected bike lane in Pentagon City as part of the development of its second headquarters. Advocacy group Sustainable...
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August 13, 2019

Housing Index: July home prices near Amazon HQ2 soar to highest levels in a decade

June tends to be the hottest month to buy a home in Greater Washington. That’s when demand is at its...
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August 12, 2019

Startup That Teaches Businesses to Sell on Amazon Moves Closer to HQ2

Most people using Amazon won’t browse past the first page of listings for any given search or category. That’s where...
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August 6, 2019

‘World Market’ Closing at Pentagon Row With Big Sale

Cost Plus World Market (1301 S. Joyce Street) in Pentagon Row is closing, so if you need imported beer, woven baskets,...
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August 6, 2019

Inside Amazon’s Plans to Add a New Daycare Facility to HQ2

As Amazon continues to hire for its HQ2, the company is also working through plans to include a new daycare facility inside...
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August 5, 2019

County Data Indicates Scooter Crashes, Injuries on the Rise

Scooter riders have reported an increasing number of crashes since the county agreed to test the devices last year. New data from...
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August 2, 2019

Confusion After Pentagon City Bus Stop Removed For Amazon Construction

Metro removed a bus stop, citing Amazon’s planned HQ2 construction, but it’s not clear whether the transit agency told riders first....
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August 1, 2019

In Amazon’s shadow, DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City may be redeveloped

The owner of the DoubleTree by Hilton in Crystal City is gearing up for a play to capitalize on the...
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July 30, 2019

Amazon’s HQ2 could generate millions for Arlington’s affordable housing efforts. Here’s how.

Amazon.com Inc.'s planned Metropolitan Park towers, totaling 2.08 million square feet of office and 67,000 square feet of retail, would exceed the density...
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July 23, 2019

Metro announces customer experience improvements coming to six Blue & Yellow line stations

The upgrades are included as part of the Summer 2019 Platform Improvement Project Metro today announced several customer experience improvements...
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July 23, 2019

Metro Reasons: JBG Smith wants to build a new Crystal City station entrance

A plan submitted by developer JBG Smith to Arlington County could see the company put in charge of building the...
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July 23, 2019

Officials Warn of Foodborne Illness Outbreak in Arlington and N. Va.

Arlington and Northern Virginia are experiencing a possible outbreak of cases from a particular foodborne illness. Dozens people in the...
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July 22, 2019

JBG Smith proposes 1,000-unit RiverHouse expansion

JBG Smith Properties is proposing to add roughly 1,000 units to its RiverHouse apartment complex in Pentagon City as the...
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July 19, 2019

Amazon’s HQ2 towers will be the same number of floors as their neighbor, but be 60 feet taller

Amazon.com Inc.’s planned pair of office towers at Metropolitan Park will have the same number of floors as the residential building next...
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July 19, 2019

Livability Framework

Recognizing that the pace of development in the 22202 area is expected to surge from mid-2019 onward, and that recent...
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