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Crystal City BID's expansion hits a potential snag

Daniel J. Sernovitz
Crystal City BID's expansion hits a potential snag

The Arlington County Board is scheduled to vote Saturday on a measure setting the stage for an expanded Crystal City Business Improvement District, to include sites where Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans to develop its second home, but the nonprofit needs more buy-in from property owners before it can unite the triumvirate being collectively branded as National Landing. Saturday's vote is a procedural one, to advertise a Sept. 21 public hearing on adding Pentagon City and the portion of Potomac Yard that falls within Arlington to the Crystal City BID's service area. BID President and Executive Director Tracy Gabriel said the effort has strong backing from property owners across what would be a unified BID area.