Posted on 01/30/19 by Cara O'Donnell
PBS has announced it will move to new headquarters in Arlington's Crystal City neighborhood, just a few blocks from its longtime home on Crystal Drive. Developer JBG Smith reports PBS has signed a new 15-year lease at 1225 S. Clark Street. The organization will move to its new home in mid-2020.
PBS has been ranked the most trusted institution in America for the last 15 years and currently has nearly 350 member stations around the nation. It has been located in Crystal City since 2006.
"We are thrilled that PBS will remain in Crystal City, especially during such a transformative and exciting time for this community” said PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger. “Keeping our headquarters in Arlington is great for PBS and our employees."
The media company's decision to stay in Arlington reflects the County's commitment to diversifying its economic base. In addition to PBS, the March of Dimes announced last month it would relocate to Crystal City, following the news of Amazon's arrival to areas of Crystal City and Pentagon City.
“Arlington is delighted that PBS, America’s largest public media enterprise, will be staying in our community,” Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey said. “In its new Crystal City location, PBS will have the resources it needs to continue its important work. We look forward to many more years of partnership with this national treasure.”
Topic: Economic Update