JBG Smith has announced that following entitlement approvals, they will be moving forward with the construction of two new residential towers in National Landing, home of the tech giant, Amazon’s HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia. The two buildings will have a total of 758 units; the first building will be a 19-story building with 420 units and the second, a 25-story building with 338 units. There will also be over 22,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The design includes a modern glass tower for the 2000 South Bell Street building. It will also have a robust rooftop amenity space and will offer panoramic views of National Landing and Washington’s monuments.
2001 South Bell street will include rooftop amenity spaces and a pool, however. There will be 24-hour concierges, dog-grooming stations, fitness centers, and large co-working spaces. The construction company will be gunning for LEED Gold certification for both buildings and has made it known that they started demolition at the vacant buildings earlier this year while construction is set to begin in early 2022. JBG SMITH will provide affordable housing units at less than 60 percent of the area median income as part of the county’s final approval. They will also contribute at least $3.36 million to the Arlington County Affordable Housing Investment Fund.
“We are thrilled to have received unanimous approval for 2000 and 2001 South Bell St. from the Arlington County Board; the board’s support further validates our shared vision for a transformed National Landing,” states the EVP of JBG Smith, Bryan Moll. “The development will add to the supply of residential units in the area as Virginia Tech expands its Innovation Campus and Amazon continues to expand HQ2. We expect these additional apartments and new ground-floor retail options to further establish National Landing as a 24/7 destination.” JBG Smith has, additionally, secured entitlements for 50% of its near-term development pipeline, which includes five million square feet of space.