ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDBJ7) — Virginia Tech is set to announce the prime location for its $1 billion Innovation Campus Monday morning.
An artist's rendering of the planned Virginia Tech Innovation Campus at National Landing.
In November 2018, Virginia Tech announced it will build a one-million-square-foot, technology-focused campus in Alexandria — a $1 billion project that is part of a higher-education package cited as a key reason Amazon selected Northern Virginia for a new headquarters sites.
The headquarters will be located in the Arlington and Alexandria area of National Landing, a newly branded area that encompasses parts of Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington and Potomac Yard in Alexandria, according to a news release from Virginia Tech.
Arlington County and the City of Alexandria partnered to present Amazon a 150-acre site in Crystal City. Virginia Tech’s new campus will be located less than two miles away on U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria, the release added.
The news conference is set to start at 10:00 a.m.