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 2021

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

  • The County Board approved 6 special exception development projects. Most of the approved development is attributed to mixed-use projects in the Rosslyn-Ballston and Richmond Highway Corridors.
  • 16 projects were completed, adding 1,588 multifamily residential units, over 100,000 SF of retail space, and almost 400,000 SF of other space to the County.
  • Construction started on 10 projects. These projects are expected to add over 2 million square feet of office space, 95,739 SF of retail, 239,086 SF of other space, and 1,163 residential units to the County.
  • There were 19 major demolitions, including the demolition of seven buildings containing office, retail, and other space for the future development of Courthouse Landmark Block, 7,584 SF of retail space for the second phase of the Clarendon West Development, the existing Central United Methodist Church was demolished for the construction of committed affordable units and other space, and three retail buildings were demolished for the Harris Teeter Site Development. 

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

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