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Co-Working Provider TechSpace To Open First D.C. Location In Ballston

The Two Liberty Center building at 4075 Wilson Blvd. in Ballston

A new co-working concept will soon enter the D.C. market, and it has chosen Ballston as its landing spot. 

TechSpace signed a 20K SF lease at Shooshan Co.'s Two Liberty Center building, where it plans to open in June, the co-working company announced Wednesday. 

The space will include 56 private office suites with a total of 198 workstations, plus open desks and social spaces. It will be the 10th location for TechSpace, which has three co-working spaces in New York City, four in California and two in Texas. 

The nine-story, 177K SF building is part of Shooshan's eight building Liberty Center complex. The developer got approval in July to switch the final portion of Liberty Center from a 20-story office tower to a 22-story vertical mixed-use building, featuring two stories of retail, eight stories of office and 12 stories of residential. It plans to break ground by the first quarter. 

Across the street, Forest City is working on Ballston Quarter, its redevelopment of the Ballston Common Mall into an open-air shopping center, where it landed entertainment-restaurant concept Punchbowl Social for 25K SF. 

The TechSpace deal continues the growth of Arlington's co-working scene. Last year, Dutch co-working concept Spaces signed on for 45K SF in the former Artisphere Space in Rosslyn's 1101 Wilson Blvd. MakeOffices, founded in Rosslyn in 2011, opened a 40K SF Clarendon location last year. WeWork last year opened a two-story co-working space in Crystal City, where its co-living concept WeLive also resides.