Public television station WETA, which has been actively looking throughout the D.C. area for a new location for its studio and headquarters, signed a letter of intent with Arlington County that would keep WETA in Shirlington in exchange for county incentives, reports WTOP, which added that if ultimately executed, “the deal would allow the county to buy WETA’s current studio location at 3620 27th South Street for as much as $8 million for the future expansion of Jennie Dean Park in Four Mile Run Valley.

“WETA’s current headquarters is at 3939 Campbell Ave. in Shirlington Village.
Under the terms, WETA will begin design and construction feasibility studies for relocating the studio next to its current headquarters. The letter of intent does not guarantee WETA will stay in Shirlington.

“If the WETA board of trustees approves the plan, WETA would move forward with selling the studio location to the county within the next two years.

“The county would make urban design improvements up to $500,000 in the area near the WETA headquarters and would provide WETA with an Economic Development Incentive performance-based grant of up to $150,000 a year for a predetermined period based on job growth and square footage targets.

“WETA has been based in Arlington since 1961.”

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