The Arlington County Board unanimously approved 1.18 million square feet of residential and retail space for a 2.7-acre site in western Rosslyn. With construction expected to begin later this year, the project will include a new Wilson School.
Since 2013, there have been plans to create a gondola system, connecting Rosslyn with Georgetown. After learning that the gondola system is feasible, the Arlington County Board reconsidered whether or not they would fund the project. The answer: no.
A new tourist destination is planned for Rosslyn. James H. Burch plans on constructing a 325-foot-tall, Space Needle-like tower, called, "Spirit of America Tower." The tower is planned to be interactive and an "introductory museum" on D.C.
This Thursday, the National Building Museum hosted a panel on the Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola system proposed with speakers that included Otto Condon of ZGF Architects and University of Maryland Professor Emeritus of Architecture Roger Lewis.
Like many places in the country, Rosslyn is getting more construction cranes coming its way. Key & Nash, a Rosslyn low-rise apartment project, is going to revamp into a high-end, 63-unit condo development in the latter half of 2017.
At 1555 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, Washington, D.C.-based investment company Penzance plans to construct a 270-foot-tall mixed-use project and a 240-foot-tall building with over 900 residential units. The project will feature a new Fire Station 10.
The possibility for a gondola system connecting Georgetown with Rosslyn is no longer up in the air. This week, a $190,000 study conducted by ZGF Architects LLP confirmed that the proposed transit system is both feasible and legal.
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