On Saturday, June 16, the County Board unanimously approved the extension of the Connection: Crystal City's current lease with JBG Smith.
The pop-up has been a low-cost way to push library services into a neighborhood that has no branch library, and to introduce people of all ages to the wide scope of what the County’s public library system has to offer. The pop-up also has helped enliven the Crystal City Shops.
The County has leased space for the Connection at 2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade, since 2017 from CESC Plaza Limited Partnership – JBG Smith. Under the new lease, the County will no longer have to pay real estate taxes, operating expenses and electrical power costs during the extended term, which begins July 1, 2018. JBG Smith will continue to lease the space to the County rent-free.
Learn more in the County news release.