In June 2014, the Arlington County Board approved a Developer’s plan to tear down two aging 1960s-era office buildings, at 1401 Wilson Blvd and 1400 Key Blvd, and replace them with a new office tower, a new residential building, and public gardens. The buildings’ parking garage, in which Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met a source who passed on information that helped exposed the Watergate scandal, will be demolished. The Developer plans to build a “commemorative monument regarding the Watergate scandal” as a community benefit of the project.
VIKA is providing surveying, planning, and civil engineering services for the redevelopment of this 2.1 acre site for the planned 24-story office building to include 513,004 SF of office space and 11,131 SF of ground-floor retail. The 28-story residential building will contain 274 multi-family dwellings and a 44,409 SF grocery store. Together, the buildings will share 816 vehicle parking spots and 161 bicycle parking spots in a six-level, below-grade parking garage.