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.