Arlington County, Virginia, Considers Providing Office Building Conversion Flexibility

October 12, 2020

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the office real estate market, Arlington County, Virginia, recently announced it is pursuing new administrative guidance to increase flexibility and support for repurposing existing and approved office buildings.

The new administrative guidance is expected to give developers and property owners much-needed flexibility to consider residential, live-work and other options that, in many cases, could be beyond what existing planning guidance permits.

Arlington County’s administrative guidance would provide a set of key areas for Arlington County staff to consider when reviewing 4.1 and phased development site plan projects seeking to reposition a property away from office use.

Outreach is currently underway with business community stakeholders and decision makers and will continue in the upcoming weeks. The administrative guidance will likely be in place by the end of 2020.

Please let us know if you have questions about Arlington County’s administrative guidance for office conversions and what it could mean for your project.