Real estate leader American Real Estate Partners (AREP) has completed an $11 million reinvention of 2000 15th St. N. (formerly known as Arlington Plaza) in Arlington, Virginia. This reimagined business destination features a 16,000-square foot lushly landscaped outdoor plaza for work and gathering, the largest outdoor plaza of any office building in the R-B corridor, a bright new 5,300-square-foot conference center and tenant lounge, full-floor tenant availability, and unobstructed views of monuments in neighboring Washington, D.C.
“Virginia has once again been ranked by CNBC as the number one place for business and AREP is creating some of the most exciting places in Northern Virginia for business locations. The transformation of 2000 15th St. N. is emblematic of our commitment to deliver inspired experiences that go beyond the expected and environments where people and businesses prosper,” said Paul Schulman, Principal and Chief Operating Officer at AREP. “The renovated plaza, wired for connectivity, extends the office to the outdoors, offering all season, year-round use as a work and meeting space, and provides a spectacular backdrop to the indoor conference and amenity spaces, creating an urban oasis,” he said.
The former Arlington Plaza has been reinvented to amplify the holistic balance of nature in the workplace with the ability to excel in a collaborative, highly productive, and wellness-centered environment. A refreshed ceremonial lobby welcomes tenants and visitors. With its stunning array of mature elms and dogwoods with additional landscaping of lavender, Echinacea, and American Hollies, the outdoor plaza provides a calming and relaxed feel to this extension of the amenity space.
In addition to the abundant outdoor workspaces, 2000 15th Street North incorporates rigorous health and wellness features that include MERV 13 filters, electrostatic cleaning, and air purifiers in the elevator cabs. AREP’s focus on enhanced health and safety protocols and standards at 2000 15th St. N. have helped it earn the UL Industries Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air (AREP is the first in the country to achieve this recognition portfolio-wide) and the International Well Building Institute’s WELL Health- Safety rating, also portfolio-wide.
“As the pandemic eases its grip and companies return to work, we are ready to welcome them back to elevated and dynamic places where they can feel comfortable, confident and inspired to work and be at their best,” Schulman said.
The 11-story, 195,128 square foot office tower, at one of the highest elevations in Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood, offers light-filled spaces throughout, clear views of Washington’s monumental core from its upper floors and 14-foot ceilings on the elevated outdoor plaza level.
Steps from the Courthouse metro station, 2000 15th St. N. is easily accessible from Rt. 50, I-66 and a main Arlington thoroughfare of Wilson Boulevard and offers ample parking exceeding market norms. Immediate road and transit access provides exceptional connections to downtown D.C., the Pentagon, and Amazon’s HQ2 at National Landing. Nearby amenities include 130 restaurants and retail destinations.