360,000 square feet for university R&D labs, classrooms, and offices, corporate innovation centers, incubators/accelerators and co-working facilities, collaboration and convening spaces, and retail.
The Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) will house a mix of university R&D and related education programs, as well as corporate innovation labs, incubators, accelerators, and co-working facilities, retail, a below-grade parking garage, and enhanced public spaces on the Mason Arlington Campus. The Project will incorporate state of the art smart and green building technologies, as well as advanced cyberinfrastructure essential to advance the digital innovation goals of thousands of university, industry and community innovators who will use IDIA facilities. The Project should address sustainability goals including high performance energy criteria consistent with the goals of the Arlington County community.
Utilizing the site of the former Kann Department store, the Project will include approximately 360,000 gross square feet above grade and approximately 146,000 gross square feet of parking below grade, with a substantial completion date of May 2025. Mason anticipates using approximately 225,000 gross square feet leaving approximately 135,000 gross square feet for Developer uses.