Property owner and developer JBG Smith filed plans with Arlington County on Tuesday afternoon to redevelop a major part of Crystal City near the place where Amazon will establish its second headquarters.
In a press release, the developer said that it intends to redevelop around 2.6 million square feet of space spread across five multifamily buildings and one office building.
“The buildings include 2000 and 2001 South Bell Street (formerly 2001 Richmond Highway), 223 23rd Street, 2300 Crystal Drive, and 2525 Crystal Drive, which are all within a half-mile of the Metro and Amazon’s new headquarters,” the company said in the press release.
These plans are part of JBG’s existing collaboration with County and the private sector partners to provide “a mix of new housing, retail, office, and public spaces to National Landing.”
JBG Smith’s current plans include renovating an office building at 1770 Crystal Drive, building new apartments to the Riverhouse complex in Pentagon City, and adding twin apartment towers at 1900 Crystal Drive.
JBG said that it intends to provide a community benefits package that will include new open space and infrastructure upgrades as part of the redevelopment.
“While the final benefits will be determined through a collaborative process with Arlington County, the package is anticipated to include the creation of new public open spaces, improved pedestrian circulation, and transportation upgrades,” the press release said.
The map of the planned redevelopment (above) released by the developer also shows planned upgrades to Route 1, which might include the removal of overpasses near the Crystal City Metro station.
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