JBG Smith submits plans for mixed-use office in National Landing

WCN Editorial Team 19 Nov 2019 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

JBG Smith has submitted plans to Arlington County to build new mixed-use office space in National Landing.

The plan includes a nine-storey building with nearly 235,000ft² of office space and about 5,000ft² of street-level retail at 101 12th Street, the proposed new address for the building. The building will include underground parking and expansive park space on vacant land that JBG Smith owns.

The plan submission is part of JBG Smith’s ongoing collaboration with Arlington County and private sector partners to deliver a mix of new housing, retail, office and public spaces to National Landing, the site of Amazon’s new headquarters.

The 101 12th Street is expected to follow 1900 Crystal Drive and RiverHouse Apartments, whose plans were submitted in October 2019 and are already moving through the entitlement process. The buildings are expected to have nearly 2.6m ft² of development.

In total, the projects constitute over half of JBG Smith’s 6.9m ft² Future Development Pipeline in National Landing. As per its current plans, the company expects that out of the 6.9m ft², nearly 2.2m ft² of space will be dedicated to office and the remaining 4.7m ft² of space will be allocated to multifamily, totalling between 4,000 and 5,000 units.

Furthermore, 1770 Crystal Drive and Central District Retail are currently under construction. JBG Smith is serving as the fee developer for Amazon’s new headquarters and the master developer for the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, all located in National Landing.

According to JBG Smith, 101 12th Street has been designed to serve as a gateway between Long Bridge Park and the north-end of National Landing. The building’s eastern façade and ninth-floor terrace are claimed to offer dramatic views of the DC skyline, the National Mall and monumental core, and Reagan National Airport.

JBG Smith’s plans contain several community benefits such as open space, a new expansive park, and street-level retail. A fitness centre, first-floor terrace and the ninth-floor terrace will serve as amenities for the future tenants of the planned office.

To create an architecturally distinct environment in National Landing, the new building is expected to be layered with gleaming stainless-steel shingles on the 12th and 10th Street frontages to present a complementary variation against the design of surrounding buildings.

JBG Smith executive vice president Bryan Moll said: “The various development opportunities that JBG SMITH has submitted to Arlington County over the last year will work in tandem to create a more robust, 18-hour environment in National Landing.

“The building at 101 12th Street is an important piece of the larger transformation, and we look forward to working with the County to review and refine our proposal.”

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Image: JBG Smith submits plans for a new building in National Landing. Photo: Courtesy of Photo Mix/Pixabay.

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