Crop of new projects take root in Washington’s fickle office market

By most accounts, the Washington office market is sagging — vacancy is up, leasing is slow and when there is a government agency or law firm that is ready to move, it is often for less space than they occupied before.

Arlington launches homeless housing fundraising

The homeless are not difficult to find in Arlington County if you know where to look.

Breaking Ground: Shooshan Begins construction on garage at 4040 Wilson Blvd. in Ballston

The Shooshan Co. announced Monday it will begin construction on a 550-space garage at 4040 Wilson Blvd...

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Marymount, Shooshan earn approval for Ballston gateway project

The Arlington County board has unanimously backed the redevelopment of a Ballston gateway site with a pair of new buildings, one office and one residential. Marymount University, with developer The Shooshan Co., will replace the 50-year-old "Blue Goose" office building at 1000 N. Glebe Road with a nine-story, 165,204-square-foot office building and a 15-story, 267-unit apartment building. The project will include 3,000 square feet of retail and a 10,600-square-foot public plaza.

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Retail Experts Say R-B Corridor Set for Future Success

The Arlington retail market is well-positioned for the next decade or so, say several retail and real estate experts. Those in and around the retail industry say the recent trends toward mixed-use, urbanized development and the growth of “milennials” among consumers in the post-recession years add up nicely for Arlington.

County Board Approves ‘Blue Goose’ Redevelopment

The distinctive “Blue Goose” building in Ballston is heading for the proverbial wrecking ball after the Arlington County Board approved replacing it with an office and a residential building. The Board unanimously voted to redevelop the 1963 building, allowing the developer The Shooshan Company, in partnership with Marymount University, to build a nine-story office building and a 15-story, 267-unit residential building with 11 dedicated units of affordable housing.

Bye-Bye Blue Goose: Arlington Paves Way For Redevelopment

Arlington County board members on Jan. 25 approved a development proposal that marks the end of the line for the Kennedy-era “Blue Goose” building at the corner of North Glebe Road and North Fairfax Drive, seeing that 1960s icon replaced by a mixed-use package of two mid-rise towers.
The vote paves the way for Marymount University to proceed with redevelopment of a prime corner of North Glebe Road and North Fairfax Drive on the western edge of Ballston.