JBG Smith gets green light for 300-foot-tall apartment towers in Crystal City
Amazon HQ2 landlord and developer's project at nearby 1900 Crystal Drive will include 811 residential units and retail.
Bethesda, Maryland-based developer JBG Smith Properties has secured the final permissions from Arlington County for two, 300-foot-tall apartment towers in Crystal City near where the real estate company is developing and leasing space for Amazon.com Inc.’s $2.5 billion HQ2 East Coast headquarters.
The mixed-use development at 1900 Crystal Drive will include 811 apartments and 40,000 square feet of street-level retail, divided between a 27-story southern tower with 472 apartments and a 26-story northern tower with 339 apartments. Plans also call for private rooftops and green spaces for residents as well as a central park space.
JBG Smith is building the project in the area of Crystal City encompassing HQ2 that it is branding as National Landing. The real estate firm is acting as the developer, leasing agent and property manager for Amazon HQ2.
“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,” said Tony Greenberg, JBG Smith’s executive vice president of development, 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.”