ARLINGTON, VA—A year after the Arlington Boardapproved its PenPlace site plan, VornadoRealty Trust has submitted its plan on the Pentagon Citydevelopment's three open spaces and the initial reaction has beenvery positive.

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The PenPlace green space plan, which was submitted to theArlington Board, was praised in a report by Arlington planners thatcalled the proposal “well designed” and one that "will provide thecommunity, workers, and visitors an attractive space to play,socialize, sit or walk through on a daily basis.”

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The open space plan was crafted with the assistance ofThe Olin Group, and calls for the development ofopen spaces at The Central Green and plazas fronting 12th and 10thstreets, according to the Washington Business Journal. TheArlington Board could vote on the open space plan at its session onSaturday.

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The PenPlace development will total approximately 1.8 millionsquare feet and include two 22-story office buildings, one 19-storyoffice building, one 18-story hotel, one 16-story buildingoriginally planned for office use that may be converted toresidential, and 50,000 square feet of retail. See story in theWashington Business Journal.

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John Jordan

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