Rosslyn is a thriving, mixed-use, urban center with the tallest buildings in the metro area, immediate access to three metro lines, densities of 10 floor area ratio (F.A.R.) within a one-half square mile district, and a short walk across the Key Bridge to Georgetown.
The Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) plays an integral role in making Rosslyn a notable urban "place.” Through intentional placemaking, we strive to activate Rosslyn's public spaces so that they reach their full potential within the community and ensure its urban core is welcoming. Rosslyn thrives with vibrancy and opportunity for residents, workers, and visitors alike, to enjoy.
In this series of articles, Planning Principles, we’ll provide examples of how the Rosslyn BID has employed urban planning and design best practices to transform Rosslyn’s urban core into a vibrant, active place. More
Rosslyn's parklet—the first in Arlington County—reclaims parking spaces as public spaces. More