It has been over a decade since the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center in Courthouse, Virginia, has gotten a renovation, and it looks like one might happen soon. ARLnow reports that the Arlington County Board is expected to approve a $2.6 million contract for interior upgrades to the center, located at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. The contract may be awarded to Reston-based Architecture, Inc. at the County Board meeting on March 17.
Funding the project will be landlord JBG SMITH with the County occupying the building rent-free from November of this year through October of 2019. ARLnow further reports that this will save the County an estimated $9.9 million.
Also planned near the building is a $640,000 pedestrian safety improvement project that will remove a one-way portion of roadway that serves as a shortcut to 15th Street N. in front of the building. There will also be new trees, green space, and other cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly amenities.
The name change for the Arlington County government headquarters was approved in September 2017. Ellen M. Bozman was a six-time Board Chair who served on the County Board.