PenPlace Park Master Plan Amendment


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In Design


Design Process Begins: 2nd Quarter 2021

Design Process Ends: 4th Quarter 2021

Construction Begins: TBD

Construction Ends: TBD 

About the Project

The proposed redevelopment of the PenPlace block in Pentagon City will include a 2.75-acre public space, detached retail pavilions, and underground vehicular access and parking garage.  Specific details of the public space will be evaluated through a Park Master Plan (PMP) revision process occurring concurrently with the site plan review.

The draft proposal includes a variety of inviting public spaces. Some of the proposed components include an amphitheater facing a spacious central green, a forest grove and other amenities to complement the convenience of retail pavilions and restaurants located throughout the site. The proposal also includes room for a dog run, a market promenade, and outdoor seating.  

Update: The PenPlace Park Master Plan and Design Guidelines were adopted by the County Board at its April 23, 2022 meeting. Please see the final Park Master Plan and Design Guidelines document here(PDF, 71MB).


The PenPlace Open Space Design Guidelines were originally approved in July 2014.(PDF, 13MB)  It will be amended as part of the upcoming Park Master Plan revision process to reflect the current proposal. Applicants, Acorn LLC and JBG Smith, acting as Amazon’s development consultant, submitted a proposed site plan application on February 2, 2021 as part of the redevelopment of Amazon’s HQ2.

About the Process

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Public Engagement History

May 12- June 2, 2021: This engagement opportunity consisted of an online presentation (video / slides(PDF, 18MB)) and opportunity to provide thoughts on an updated to the 2014 design. Community comments(PDF, 972KB) are helping inform next steps. 

Dec. 6 - 27, 2021: This engagement opportunity shared updates to the draft design (video / slides) and encouraged participants to share feedback.



Developer Funding