JBG Breaks Ground on 31-Story Residential Tower in Rosslyn

Earlier this year, at the start of February, the JBG Companies announced it has entered into a joint venture partnership with the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio to develop a 31-story, glass residential tower in Rosslyn, Va. On Wednesday, April 23, the Chevy Chase-based developer officially broke ground on the project.

Nearly three months after announcing it had entered into a joint venture partnership with the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio to develop a 31-story, glass residential tower in Rosslyn, Va., the JBG Cos. broke ground on the project.

The residential tower is the first phase of Central Place, a nearly 1 million-square-foot, two-building development located at the geographic center of Rosslyn. It will offer 377 residences, 25,000 square feet of retail space, a 17,000-square-foot public plaza, as well as three levels of below-ground and three levels of above-ground parking.

“Central Place is truly a best-in-class development, that is most special for what it will provide the public in terms of amenities — and in terms of a new place to be, and become, a true community,” said Andrew Van Horn, a JBG principal, in a statement for the press. “Rosslyn is the gateway to Arlington County, and it’s fitting that it should be a community of distinction.”

JBG hired Beyer Blinder and Belle Architects and Planners to design Central Place. Toronto-based Cecconi Simone is the interior designer. The developers expect to deliver the tower in 2017.

The second building, a 525,000-square-foot office tower, will start construction later. In the meantime, JBG has provided CentralSpace, a temporary rain garden and public open space offering casual seating, on the site at Wilson Boulevard and North Moore Street.

“Rosslyn is fortunate to have such a committed partner in JBG,” observed Jay Fisette, chair of the Arlington County Board. “They approach their work very grounded in the desire to create great places — not just buildings — and Rosslyn and Arlington County will be better for it. We have a vision for Rosslyn, and Central Place — both literally and figuratively — is at the center of that vision.”

According to JBG, Central Place will be the tallest mixed-use development in the Washington, D.C., area.

Photo credits: The JBG Cos.