“Think Big, and Be Creative.” ~ Amazon
Amazon’s selection of National Landing as its second headquarters location was driven by all of the positive attributes that define the neighborhood.
Employers in National Landing enjoy virtually unparalleled access to the diverse, highly educated, and creative workforce that drives tech-centric companies like Amazon. In fact, the region’s ongoing commitment to developing its technology talent pipeline was an important component in Amazon’s decision to bring 25,000 new jobs to National Landing over the coming decade.
Construction is currently underway on the initial phase of Amazon’s HQ2, and the company’s growing local workforce is occupying space in several office buildings nearby.
The company’s first new development, located at the intersection of 15th and Eads Streets, will feature two sustainably designed office towers with community-serving retail on the ground floor. As added bonuses for the community, Amazon is renovating public open space and will install over a half mile of protected bike lanes. The project is slated to open in 2023.
Amazon’s major commitment to the area is accelerating several other projects that will improve National Landing for decades to come. This exciting transformation will be fueled by over $3 billion in public infrastructure enhancements as well as over $7 billion of private development over the next decade.
Planned transportation improvements in particular will benefit the entire DC region. The plans call for the construction of additional entrances to the Crystal City and Potomac Yard Metrorail stations, improvements to Richmond Highway (Route One), the connector pedestrian bridge to National Airport, and a transitway bus expansion supporting Pentagon City, Crystal City and Potomac Yard.