Vornado/Charles E. Smith wants to raise Arlington's height limit

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - An Arlington County developer wants to build five of the tallest buildings in Pentagon City over the opposition of some neighbors.

The Washington Examiner reports the county would have to lift its building height and density restrictions for the project.

All five proposed buildings would be 12 to 22 stories tall. The current maximum is 12 stories.

In exchange, Vornado/Charles E. Smith would provide funding for future streetcar lines and would give the county up to $20 million for completion of an aquatics center planned for Long Bridge Park.

The development called PenPlace would include two office buildings, two secure buildings for the Department of Defense and a 300-room hotel.

It would be located on a 9-acre lot near the Pentagon City Metro. Developers also want 2,235 parking spots.