Central District at Crystal City

Arlington, VA
A future place to shop, live and gather in the heart of Crystal City.
Owner & Developer
Community Review
120,000 SF
Open Space
Public Plaza
Movie Theater
Alamo Drafthouse

Have an idea on the go? Text us!

JBG Smith has just launched an exciting new way to get your feedback on Central District at Crystal City! Look for 12 signs like these posted near 18th and Crystal Drive, asking questions about your preferences for the future plaza and corner retail. Text in your answer to post a response.

Speaking of the corner building, we'd like to hear your thoughts. If you haven't already, please answer our community questions.

What do you want to see at 18th and Crystal Drive? New questions!

Thanks for your feedback so far! We're starting a new phase of outreach today.

The building above is planned for the corner of 18th Street And Crystal Drive. It's a solution to a number of current challenges: a 17-foot change in elevation, lack of ADA access, and absence of usable space. The building would cover existing vehicle ramps, create two flat park areas, and provide elevator access to them. It would also anchor a new Metro entrance, and activate the area with street-level retail and outdoor event space. Finally, the corner building would not reduce the total park area called for the in Sector Plan.

>> Answer new questions here

What’s most important to make this corner complete — and do you support the corner building plan? Take a moment to answer our new community questions!

Tonight's open house canceled due to weather

The Central District open house scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to inclement weather. We will let you know if it is rescheduled. In the meantime, feel free to ask questions in the Comments section.

Stay warm!

Join us at the Crystal City Metro Market Square open house!

Join JBG Smith and Arlington County to discuss the future open space around the Central District on March 21 from 7 to 9 PM. Can't make it? Add your ideas in the Comments section.

See you there!

Community Open House and Online Survey

Share your ideas for Crystal City Metro Market Square at a Community Open House! Participants at this Open House will weigh-in on an exciting new design for open space in the heart of Crystal City.

What: Community Open House

Where: TBD

When: March 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Online feedback will also be available March 19-28 via an Arlington County web-based survey.

What: Online Feedback Survey

Where: TBD

When: March 19-28


Open house location and survey link will be updated when finalized.


Phase II Community Meeting: January 29

Join us Monday, January 29 at our first Long Range Planning Committee and Site Plan Review Committee meetings for Phase II of the Central District. We are excited to introduce plans for a residential development and 18th street public park. Hope to see you there!

What: LRPC Meeting

Where: 2100 Clarendon Blvd

When: January 29, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

What: SPRC Meeting

Where: 2100 Clarendon Blvd

When: January 29, 8:30pm – 10:00pm 

Community Meeting: SPRC 12/14/2017

Hi Crystal City Neighbors,

Join us Thursday, December 14 at our third Site Plan Review Committee Meeting. We are excited to share information and plans on building architecture, transportation, community benefits, construction, and some additional follow-ups from last month’s meeting. We hope to see you there to hear your input and answer any questions you might have.


What: SPRC Meeting

Where: 2100 Clarendon Boulevard

When: December 14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community Meeting: SPRC 11/20/2017

Hi Crystal City Neighbors,

Join us Monday, November 20 at the Site Plan Review Committee Meeting to hear more about our plans for the block! We have exciting information to share on the on the proposed Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, grocer, and retail space. We hope to see you there to hear your input and answer any questions you might have.


What: SPRC Meeting

Where: 2100 Clarendon Boulevard (Conference Rooms C&D)

When: November 20, 7:00pm – 8:25pm

Welcome to the Central District site!

Thanks for visiting our new outreach site. We're using this site to help you participate in the Central District development process and keep you updated the latest plans, studies, and upcoming events.

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