Walkable Cities On The Rise

Curbed.com, a website detailing neighborhoods and cities, recently published an article on "Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success."

In the article, the author references a new report from Foot Traffic Ahead on the impact of walkable urbanism on U.S. real estate, and that "...On nearly every metric, walkable developments perform better for their citizens, especially economically... On nearly every level, the analysis shows the benefits of denser, human-scale development. High walkability often correlates to improved social mobility."

The Robert Ball Sr. Award 2019

The Shooshan Company would like to congratulate the newest recipient of the Robert Ball Sr. Award, Ballston Quarter, located across from Two Liberty Center and 4040 Wilson Blvd. The Press Release to ArlNOW from the Ballston BID states,

Clark Construction: 4040 Wilson Project At A Glance

4040 Wilson Blvd., Ballston's tallest and first vertically mixed-use building, is a trophy caliber building designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. To make this project possible, The Shooshan Company works with several partners including Jones Lang Lasalle, Brandywine Realty Trust, Kodiak Realty Services and Clark Construction, among others.

Techspace Ballston at 2LC Named Arlington’s Best Coworking Space in 2018

Techspace Ballston, located in Two Liberty Center (4075 Wilson Blvd. across from 4040 Wilson Blvd. and Ballston Quarter), was recently honored to be awarded Arlington's Best Coworking Space in 2018 from Arlington Magazine.

The Salt Line Come to 4040 Wilson Blvd. and Chef Kyle Bailey

As reported by Eater DC:

"Navy Yard’s raw bar and oyster destination The Salt Line will expand to Ballston in spring 2020, the casual seafood restaurant announced today.

The Salt Line, from chef Kyle Bailey and Long Shot Hospitality (The Dubliner, Town Hall), will become the ground floor anchor tenant at 4040 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia.

Exploring Ballston

StayArlington is a division within the economic development department of the Arlington County, Virginia, government, the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service (ACVS) and promotes Arlington as the best place to stay, shop, dine and play when visiting the Washington, D.C. region.

Two Liberty Center: A Closer Look

Two Liberty Center is located across from Ballston Quarter, 4040 Wilson Blvd. and The View Luxury Apartments. Energy Star and LEED Gold certified, Two Liberty Center offers state-of-the-art workspaces and sweeping city views from a luxe rooftop terrace. Two Liberty Center is a striking 9-story, 177,999 square foot workspace just two blocks from Ballston Metro with a number of amenities to offer including a rooftop terrace, locker rooms and showers, bike storage and more. Find all of your neighborhood necessities steps from the office, with 35,000 square feet of retail at Liberty Center and an additional 33,000 square feet soon to debut.

Fitness, Food and Fun: Arlington VIDA Fitness

VIDA Fitness is coming to Ballston! Before they officially open their doors at 4040 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston's tallest and first vertically mixed-use building), they'll be bringing a little fitness and fun to the Ballston Freshfarm Market. Starting May 2nd, VIDA will host a free class at every Mega Market, teaching everything from yoga to nutrition. Work up a sweat, and then cool off with a refreshing brew in the VIDA Fitness Beer and Wine Garden. Sign up online for the free classes at https://vidaballston.com/market/

What Does A LEED Certification Mean?

With another Earth Day come and gone, we wanted to take this opportunity to talk about LEED certifications and the U.S. Green Building Council. With many new development projects, you may see the following symbol or a variation of the symbol and wonder what it means: leed-certified leed-silver  leed_gold  leed_platinum_

Sweetgreen Makes The Cover Of INC Magazine.

Hot off the heels of being ranked Fast Company's 6th most innovative company, Sweetgreen has now made the cover of another popular business magazine, INC.