Central District at Crystal City

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

Thank You!

After 12 months of community conversations and 12 public meetings, the Arlington County Board gave unanimous approval of the two-phase plan to redevelop the Crystal Square portion of Crystal City. The new Central District will deliver 130,000 SF of new retail at 1550 Crystal Drive, including the addition of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and a grocery store in late 2020. Additionally, a new two-story retail building will stand at Crystal Drive and 18th Street. This project will be built above a new entrance to the Crystal City Metro Station and will be adjacent to a new one-acre public park.

We’d like to thank everyone for the time and effort you dedicated to the conversation about this project. We are grateful for your feedback, opinions and suggestions on the project as they have helped shape our plans to your vision and the needs of the community! We’d love to hear from you as the conversation continues. Please continue to leave your questions and suggestions in the Comments section, and stay tuned for more news and milestones posted here.

County Board Hearing Saturday Morning

Thanks for all your participation and input on shaping the plans for Central District Retail and 1770 in Crystal City! On Saturday, the JBG Smith team looks forward to presenting plans to the Arlington County Board. We will share a report with comments and letters of support so your feedback can be incorporated into the decision-making process.

If you're available to attend, the JBG Smith team will being serving breakfast and coffee starting at 8:30am in the lobby of 2200 Clarendon Boulevard. We anticipate the project review beginning around 10:00am. We hope you can attend and share your voice in person.

If you can't make it, you can still complete a letter of support or add comments. Thanks again for your participation!


Join us for Coffee and Snacks on Saturday October 20th

Please join us on Saturday October 20th in the lobby of 2200 Clarendon Blvd for coffee, snacks and refreshments! The JBG Smith team looks forward to connecting with the community to discuss their plan for the new Central District Retail project. If you are interested in testifying at the hearing, please let us know.

We understand if you cant make it in person, but please take a quick minute to sign this Letter of Support and share your thoughts with the Arlington County Planning Board. Please help us make the new Central District plan a reality!

Arlington County Board Hearing on October 20th at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

On October 20th, 8:30 AM at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. the Arlington County Board will be hosting a hearing for the Central District Retail project.

We have been hearing a lot of great comments from the community, and our team is excited to help make a vibrant Crystal City a reality, but we need your help! Please join us on October 20th and voice your support.

If you cant make it in person, please take a moment to sign a Letter of Support to the Arlington County Board. It only takes a few seconds, and it's the most impactful thing you can do to make the new Central District plan a reality!

Share your support with the Arlington County Board

Thanks for all your feedback so far on the Central District at Crystal City. Our team is thrilled with all the creative and thoughtful ideas for making this a vibrant gathering spot, but we need your support to make this vision a reality.

Pease sign and submit a Letter of Support to the Arlington County Board.

>> Sign and submit a letter of support here!

It only takes a few seconds, and it's the most impactful thing you can do to make the new Central District plan a reality!

Community Meeting: September 17

A reminder we have a community meeting this Monday, September 17 at 8:30pm! We would love to see you there to share additional information and answer any questions you might have.

 

What: SPRC Meeting

Where: 2100 Clarendon Boulevard

When: September 17, 8:30pm

Community Meeting: SPRC 09/17/2018

Hi Crystal City Neighbors,

Join us Monday, September 17 at 8:30pm for a Site Plan Review Committee Meeting. We plan to provide project updates and answer any questions related to the project. 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: September 17, 8:30pm

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.

Click the Follow button to receive email updates, and visit the Comments section to share your comments and questions with us.

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