Arlington County Approves Crystal City’s New Towers

Crystal City will soon have more than 800 new residential units.

1900 Crystal Drive planned redevelopment

This is after the County Board on Saturday(March 21) approved a plan for a new redevelopment at 1900 Crystal Drive. Developer JBG SMITH plans to tear down an old office building and build two residential towers with ground-floor retail space in its place.

The project, which also includes two towers at 223 23rd Street with residential, office, and retail space, and a new office building at 101 12th Stree S., was approved as part of a Phased Development Site Plan (PDSP). The final approval of each of those site plans will likely follow in 2021.

In the press release, JBG said that given the coronavirus outbreak they will evaluate the overall market conditions, construction costs, and other capital allocation opportunities of the 1900 Crystal City project before beginning construction. However, a company rep said at the meeting that work will likely start shortly after approval, with construction expected to take  2-3 years.

“With Amazon employees already arriving in the area and many locals who want to live in a vibrant downtown, we are thrilled to reach this important milestone in National Landing’s ongoing development and transformation,” Tony Greenberg, Executive Vice President of Development at JBG SMITH, said in a statement.

“New apartments and street-level retail are essential for cultivating a thriving 18-hour environment where people can walk from their home or office to their favorite restaurants and amenities,” he said.

Properties in Crystal City

PRE-APPROVAL LETTER REQUIRED BEFORE REQUESTING A SHOWING.

1300 Crystal Dr #Ph14s

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A FULLY RENOVATED PENTHOUSE UNIT IN THE CRYSTAL GATEWAY. Not many of these come up for sale, only 4 others in the last 10 years...and none of them as renovated as this unit. See video tour on youtube by searching: 1300 Crystal Drive PH14S. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the LIGHT. This two story Penthouse has an enormous skylight in the staircase, where the light spills out into the hallway and foyer. The wall of windows draws you into the family room with a balcony overlooking the quiet courtyard & pool, with views of the Pentagon and Rosslyn. The second thing you notice are the floors. There is not a stitch of carpet in this home. There are beautiful wide plank, hardwood floors throughout, both levels. This home is fully updated. The kitchen was renovated in 2016, but owner has rarely used the Kitchen Aid appliances. Smartly designed cabinets maximize your space. Tons of counter space for even the most sophisticated of chefs. The kitchen was opened up to the main living space so even from the kitchen island you have great views. For a condo, this home has terrific storage space with walk-in storage closets on each level. The owner paid attention to even small details like removing the popcorn ceilings on the main level, installing recessed lighting and replacing the doors with solid core doors. The great room has a wet bar and beverage cooler, built in bookcases and high ceilings. Even the half bath has been renovated. On the upper level you will find two spacious bedrooms each with ample closet space and its own bath. The master bedroom has an incredible custom closet that is well lit and like your own private dressing room. The master bath was renovated in 2017 and has a new shower with dual shower heads and lighting. There is an enormous soaking tub, dual sinks and a connection to add a future bidet. Second full bath was renovated in 2017. There is a second HVAC unit for the upper level for maximum energy efficiency. The Crystal Gateway has full time, on site management. They have 24/7 security, heated indoor pool, outdoor pool, patio, gym, party room, sauna, exercise room with equipment, library. Each unit has its own assigned garage space and storage unit in a secured, well lit, garage. The Crystal Gateway has its own direct access to the Crystal Underground, so you never have to go outside in bad weather. It~s sits on the blue and the yellow metro lines, and is just one stop to National Airport and one stop to the upscale shopping at the Pentagon City Mall. You can be in the heart of DC in just 10 minutes. The shuttle to the Pentagon picks up right across the street, and the Virginia Rail Express is also just across the street and another option to the city. Crystal City has all the great promise of Amazon's HQ2, National Landing with more development to come including future restaurants, Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater. A bike friendly community, not only do you have bike storage at the Gateway, but also easy access to the Mount Vernon Trail Head for hours of biking enjoyment. Located across the street from Long Bridge Park, a short walk to the Aquatic Center or various fitness facilities, you will have no excuse not to live an active lifestyle. Living in this penthouse allows you to live the best of all worlds. You get a fully renovated, beautiful home, with an urban lifestyle, but in the clean, quiet, park like setting of Crystal City. Crystal Gateway does not allow pets. [Crystal Gateway - $1,200,000]

SHOWING: Due to the current situation, the listing agent is NOT showing this home.

3650 S Glebe Rd #651

Contact your agent who can access showing information. Click on VIEW FLOOR PLAN at lower left of virtual tour to see any room. * * * * * THE UNIT: Come home to this large, bright, luxury condo with stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows in the great room, amazing unobstructed views of the DC skyline, 2 garage spaces (near the elevator), extra storage, and a new water heater and HVAC system within the last year. Upgrades include premium countertops, cabinets, backsplash, bathrooms, master bath completely remodeled, engineered wood flooring, 2 Elfa closet shelving upgrades in the master, both bedroom windows upgraded for energy efficiency, popcorn-ceiling removal, and wiring for surround-sound. Be sure to visit our gym; pool; and rooftop terrace and party room with pool table, kitchen, and big screen media room. There is a 24/7 concierge to welcome guests and receive packages. Harris Teeter, Paisanos Pizza, and daycare (temporarily closed) are in the building. MetroBus and bike-rental are out front. We are a pet-friendly building convenient to the bike and jogging trail, the Pentagon, DC, and we can WALK to the AIRPORT, the River, stores, restaurants, and movies. * * * * * THE AREA: Amazon second headquarters is coming and 22202 is the epicenter. A new MetroRail stop, just to the south near the movies on Potomac Avenue, is expected to open in early 2022 and Virginia Tech will build a large Innovation Campus there. Residents qualify for monthly fast transit subsidy. The Eclipse is the newest high-rise condo in the area by at least 3 decades, in the heart of National Landing. Construction is solid with concrete columns and floors, a plus for fire safety and quiet enjoyment. Many nearby condos that are 6 stories or less, are stick-built despite the solid look of their brick exteriors. [Eclipse On Center Park - $830,000]

Staged home.

1805 Crystal Dr #205 S

...see description in pictures....PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CALL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS CONDO. GO AND SHOW..HOME IS VACANT......Sellers will entertain any OFFER! They will work with the offer! The future looks BRIGHT for Crystal City in the heart of AMAZON HQ2 country as a GREAT place to live and invest via this TWO bedroom and TWO full bathroom home! UPDATES INCLUDE: New range, new light fixtures, new carpet and fresh new paint! Take moment and Google "National Landing". You will find that National Landing is one of the most TRENDY neighborhoods in Northern Virginia with EASY access to DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Route 1, 395, and Route 110. Three BILLION dollars have been committed to public and private investments to include a new PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE to DCA within 100 yards of the building, a SECOND entrance to the Crystal City Metro, and major bids for additional business in the National Landing corridor. Within walking distance to GOURMET dining, entertainment, FANTASTIC shopping, Whole Foods, bike and jogging trails, Long Bridge Park, VRE, and ONE BLOCK to the Crystal City Metro! Unit 205 has 1,116 square feet of living space with a fairly new REINFORCED balcony that is the length of the living room. This SUN FILLED home has ample room for a separate dining and living area. Condo Fee includes ALL the utilities except electricity. The fabulous COMMUNITY FEEL location has amenities that include concierge, on-site property management, OUTDOOR pool with BBQ grills, FITNESS room, party room, game room, nice lobby, STORAGE and underground assigned parking. Come and invest or make this your affordable home in this BOOMING AREA! [Crystal Park S - $639,900]

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