Arlington Co. Board approves redevelopment plans for Rosslyn

WASHINGTON —   The Arlington County Board on Saturday approved a plan to redevelop a major block in Rosslyn, bringing 5 million square feet of new office, residential, retail and hotel space.

The development would also bring to the largely concrete, asphalt and glass Rosslyn a 1-acre public park that developers say would be suitable for live music performances and a children’s playground. The park also would include a lawn area.

Several buildings would be torn down to make way for Rosslyn Plaza, bounded by 19th Street North,  North Kent Street, Wilson Boulevard and North Arlington Ridge Road, which runs parallel to Interstate 66.

The board approved the plan 5-0. Four office buildings, two residential buildings providing 200 homes and the Spectrum Theater will be demolished and replaced with five high rises. To improve walkability and transportation, the development would create two new two-way streets.

The developers are Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Gould Property Company.

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