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Amazon HQ2 Construction Pause Is An Adjustment of the Retailer Giant’s Construction Project

Recent news reports indicate Amazon is pausing construction on parts of the second phase of its big Arlington-based HQ2 project at National Landing.

The news comes as Amazon plans to open HQ2’s first phase, Metropolitan Park, which includes two large office buildings, in June.

The retailer said it is pausing the groundbreaking on HQ2’s second phase, PenPlace, after announcing some 18,000 layoffs nationwide in January and the needs of its increasingly remote workforce.

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Amazon HQ2: Summer 2022 Updates Impacting Arlington County, Virginia

Building on progress at Amazon’s HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia

Since announcing Arlington as the site of its HQ2 in 2018, Amazon –– the online juggernaut retailer –– has reportedly committed more than $35 million in total investments to local nonprofits, community groups, public schools, and businesses.

We’re now half-way through 2022 and it seems like a good time to recap and update on Amazon’s recent local activities impacting Arlington County and its surrounding communities.

Here is a curated list of up Amazon HQ2 news, tidbits, and other updates (from the past few weeks) worth sharing with fellow Arlingtonians and beyond:

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Amazon HQ2 News Roundup: Summer 2021

Amazon's HQ2 building, designed by architectural firm NBBJ, in Arlington, Virginia

Campus news and trends impacting Arlington County and surrounding communities

As Amazon continues developing its new HQ2 headquarters location in the National Landing area in Arlington County (made up of Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard), the online retail giant continues expanding its footprint.

Recent happenings with direct impact to Arlington residents include:

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