Marymount University reportedly has issued a Request for Proposal to demolish and rebuild the "Blue Goose," the large, blue tower at the corner of N. Glebe Road and N. Fairfax Drive.
"Phase 1 planning is underway. We're still a few years away from actual demolition and construction," wrote Laurie Callahan, the press officer for the school.
Last March, Marymount's new board chair, Joe Maurelli, said the school was looking to become a "go-to" school for the region which included looking at what to do with the building that is prime real estate in the Ballston neighborhood.
"We selected Shooshan Company and Avison Young to do a Phase 1 study for redevelopment of the Ballston Center site," Callahan wrote.
The building has a large parking lot surrounding it which conflicts with the "new urban" design that Arlington planners look to create. New urban stresses walkability. Generally, redeveloped land is home to mixed-use buildings with retail on the ground floor and parking garages beneath.
The county assessed the land and building, built in 1963, at just under $22.9 million this year.