Annual Development Highlights

The Annual Development Highlights report summarizes residential and commercial development activity in Arlington and compares development trends over the last 10 years. This report contains an inventory of development projects throughout the County.

Development Highlights 2022

Download the report(PDF, 1MB) for details about development, including the following:

  • The County Board approved 6 special exception development projects. 83% of the total residential units approved were in the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. Additionally, over 3 million square feet of office space, three times the 10-year average, was approved at PenPlace.
  • 10 projects were completed, adding 1,122 residential units, 40,519 SF of retail space, and 364,862 SF of other space to the County. Other space completed was nearly double the 10-year average, with classroom space completed at Washington-Liberty High School and community space completed at the APAH/American Legion Site. For the second year in a row, no office space was completed.
  • Construction started on 17 projects. These projects are expected to add 195,281 SF of office space, 199,496 SF of retail, 192,398 SF of other space, 3,399 residential units, and 375 hotel rooms to the County. 3,206 residential units commenced above grade in the planning corridors, which is over twice as many units that started construction between 2012 and 2021. 
  • There were 10 major demolitions, including the demolition of Red Top Office where Clarendon West (West Block) is currently under construction, two church structures for the future construction of 84 residential units at 11th and Vermont, Crystal Plaza Office Building 1 was demolished and the site is approved for 22,059 SF of retail and 758 residential units, and Hall's Hill Fire Station No. 8 where the new fire station is currently under construction. 


Development Data: Access Development Tracking raw data through Arlington Open data.

Development Tracking Dashboard

As a companion to the report, the Development Tracking Dashboard provides an online interactive experience with development data for the current quarter, trends over the past 10 years, and development within and outside the planning corridors.


Past Annual Reports

2022(PDF, 1MB) | 2021(PDF, 1MB) | 2020(PDF, 3MB)2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 l 2013 |2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003