The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) plans expansion to include National Landing territory

Documents submitted by the BID to the County Board show the BID’s efforts to win support of businesses in National Landing for its proposal to extend its Crystal City borders down Army Navy Drive to S. Hayes Street and along Rt. 1 to Four Mile Run at Potomac Yard, on the border of Alexandria City, where Virginia Tech is building its new Innovation Campus..Amazon’s Metropolitan Park location would fall under the BID’s banner, but Fashion Centre at Pentagon City has stated that it does not wish to be included.

The BID is pitching National Landing to businesses as a cohesive “downtown” for Arlington, and billing the creation of an “area-wide” BID as a way to “reinforce the complementary nature of these markets” when it comes time to lure new companies and residents to the area, according to ARLnow.

The BID plans to build support for the expansion through 2019 and implement the change in fiscal year 2020. If successful, the move would be a “first” as no Arlington BID has previously expanded into new territory.