Reaching New Heights

Since the start of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) in 2003, commercial property owners in Rosslyn have invested over three billion dollars in the neighborhood.

This investment provided Rosslyn millions of newly developed (or approved to be developed) square feet including:
Office: 10M square feet
Retail: 500K square feet
Residential: 7,900 units

In addition, these development projects contributed millions of dollars towards community benefits in the Rosslyn neighborhood. Existing community benefits include the Bennett Park Art Atrium, the addition of the Commuter Store and redevelopment of the entrance to the Rosslyn Metro Station.

Stay up-to-date with what's currently being planned, in Site Plan process, under construction and built on Arlington County's website.  

To get a good overview of major projects in Arlington County, including those in Rosslyn, check out the My Arlington Projects map.

It provides a map view of County government projects in Arlington: daily work, transportation, parks, water and utilities, facilities projects, and private development.

About the Arlington Development Process

Development in Rosslyn is guided by the adopted vision and principles of the Realize Rosslyn Sector Plan. Along with zoning regulations, the Sector Plan is the over-arching document that serves as the basis for all development in Rosslyn. For more information on zoning and to locate guidance documents, visit the Planning page.

The Rosslyn BID maintains strategic involvement in the Arlington County Development Process through its Urban Design Committee and participating in  Arlington County’s Site Plan Review Process.

By-Right Development

Projects that follow zoning regulations typically do not require Arlington County Board approval and are developed “by-right."

The Site Plan Development

Process Most projects reviewed by the Urban Design Committee (link to 4.2) deviate from what is permitted by the zoning regulations. These proposals must proceed through the “Site Plan” or 4.1 process and are required to undergo the County’s formal “Site Plan Review”  and approval by the Arlington County Board.