The Arlington County Board has approved a development for Pentagon City that could add a 22-story high-rise to the area, as well as four other office buildings.
The board voted unanimously over the weekend to approve Vornado/Charles E. Smith's plans to build as much as 1.8 million square feet of commercial space. (See the full plan here.) The now vacant land is one of the largest undeveloped parcels close to downtown Washington.
The project called PenPlace includes 50,000 square feet of retail space, a 300-room hotel and a streetcar maintenance facility. Vornado plans to build a streetcar connection between Columbia Pike and a Crystal City streetcar line to help link the Arlington corridors.
Plans also call for a "green area" between the buildings.