Placemaking

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.

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Planning Principles: Rosslyn goes green

As the face of Rosslyn has changed, developers have remained committed to ensuring that new structures adhere to the highest standards of quality, particularly those encouraging new construction to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient. More 

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One place at a time

Artist Linny Giffin is spending a week on Central Place Plaza installing 800 silk leaves under the glass pergola. Her third creative project for Rosslyn, it's part of a broader placemaking strategy¬†designed to establish connections between people and the neighborhood's public spaces. More 

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Cliff Garten's 'Gravity and Grace'

Artist Cliff Garten's "Gravity and Grace" recently made its debut at Central Place Plaza. More