Courthouse Plaza Updates to be Completed by Spring

by Dan Lesniak

Different neighborhoods along the Orange Line have been in a state of updating, upgrading and improving for residents and visitors over the last several years now. We have been watching as each neighborhood development group has come up with new plans supported by the community and approved by Arlington County. Each of these grand schemes is focused on efforts to showcase the urban village lifestyle of the Orange Line corridor. The next update due to be completed in Courthouse is the Courthouse Plaza open-air mall. Come this spring the various construction projects and updates being done by the private owner of the mall, Vornado Realty Trust, should be complete.

The latest updates to the open-air mall have focused on improving the pedestrian experience. The sidewalk along Clarendon Boulevard where Courthouse Plaza is located is getting an update with new paver stones, and the entrance to the mall will be redone as part of the final phase of improvements which began several years ago. In addition to these changes, there will be some new features including updated landscaping and a new outdoor gathering place with seating provided.

Courthouse Plaza has been home to more than just shops; there is also a hotel and movie theater, and Arlington County’s main office building is part of the plaza. There is also access to the Courthouse Metro station from the plaza. All these different activities make this an important hub worth keeping updated and as a fresh experience for those who live, work and visit Arlington County. Among some of the ongoing renovations of the plaza, the movie theater has been renovated and the parking garages on Clarendon Boulevard have had improvements done. There was also new brickwork installed in the plaza itself.

Construction on the last of the outdoor improvements will continue through winter and into the early part of spring. The grand re-opening of the Courthouse Plaza is anticipated to be this coming April. Once done, this icon of Courthouse will be an ideal gathering place for our urban village life. When you are ready to buy or sell your home, myself and the Orange Line Living Team, are here to provide you with our unique and specialized services, so you can turn your dreams into reality. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us directly at 571-969-7653 or at [email protected]

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