County's Purchase of Courthouse-area Building


About the Project

In November, 2012, the County acquired a seven-story office building at 2020 14th Street North. The new space will help the County meet immediate and evolving space needs. Read more

The building also will allow the County Board to fulfill a commitment to the community to replace the inadequate Emergency Winter Shelter with a year-round Comprehensive Homeless Services Center, helping homeless persons get off the streets and into permanent housing. Read more.

Latest news

(Updated 01-21-2014)

Office Tenant to Extend Its Lease 
Advizing IT, a tenant in 2020 14th Street N., has asked to remain in its office space and renew its lease for another year. The Arlington County Board will consider this approval at its meeting on Jan. 25, 2014.

To read more information, visit the webpage for County Board Meetings and click on the agenda for the Jan. 25 meeting. Scroll down to item number 16 to read the staff report.

Renovation Update
The County has issued the invitation to bid for the renovation of the building, to accomodate the Homeless Services Center. The bids are due and will be opened this week. After that, County staff will analyze and evaluate the bids, and will bring a recommendation to the County Board for award of contract, as early as the Feb. 25 County Board meeting. Construction on the renovation could begin as early as mid-March. 

Community Meetings
It is the County's intent to continue to be a good neighbor in the Courthouse area: The County hosted a series of public discussions and workshops designed to solicit input on certain physical and operational aspects of the property, including elements relating to the Homeless Services Center. 

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Capital Improvement Plan approved
At its July 21, 2012 meeting, the County Board approved the FY2013-2022 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP totals $2.9 billion over the next 10 years (including Arlington Public Schools) and focuses on reinvesting in aging infrastructure and strategic initiatives.

The CIP includes plans for the 2020 14th St. North project. You can view all the details in the Manager’s Proposed CIP; see pages C73-75, which are pages 138-140 in the PDF document. For more information on the CIP, you can view the CIP presentation made to the County Board on July 21. You can also visit the CIP webpages



The County Manager recommended purchase of the property Nov. 22, 2011 to fill current and future needs for office space in the Courthouse area. Now that the County has purchased the property, it will engage in a separate use permit process for consideration of the comprehensive Homeless Services Center. The County is now engaged in a public process to include all stakeholders. 

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Last Modified: January 21, 2014
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