BREAKING: JBG Smith Announces Massive Redevelopment Plan for Crystal City

Property owner JBG Smith announced late Tuesday afternoon a major new redevelopment push in Crystal City in the wake of Amazon’s arrival.

The developer says it is planning to redevelop “approximately 2.6 million square feet of space 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 a press release

BREAKING: JBG Smith Announces Massive Redevelopment Plan for Crystal City

Property owner JBG Smith announced late Tuesday afternoon a major new redevelopment push in Crystal City in the wake of Amazon’s arrival.

The developer says it is planning to redevelop “approximately 2.6 million square feet of space 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 a press release

Rethink Energy: The Climate Change Challenge, Arlington’s Plan

Climate change is serious. Businesses, residents and governments must act.

Today, the Arlington County Board has adopted sweeping updates to the Community Energy Plan setting ambitious targets for transforming the County’s energy sector.

Some highlights of Arlington’s Community Energy Plan include:

  • Sets goal of a carbon neutral Arlington by 2050
  • Government operations to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2025
  • Community to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2035
  • Considering energy equity during implementation…

Arlington Fields Officially Named ‘Boeing Fields at Long Bridge Park’

Today, Arlington County unveiled the newly installed signs naming Boeing Fields at Long Bridge Park. These park signs recognize The Boeing Company’s generous donation to support maintenance and operational expenses at both Long Bridge Park and the future Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center, as well as provide access and programming for active duty military and their families at the aquatics center.

“Thanks to Boeing’s generous donation to Arlington County, we can ensure these two facilities are modern and maintained well into the future, and that active duty military and their families have a wonderful place to relax and refresh,” said Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey…

The Over 5,000 Units Headed to National Landing

Although a new Amazon campus is ostensibly jump-starting development in the “National Landing” area of northern Virginia, encompassing parts Crystal City, Potomac Yard and Pentagon City, some other projects seem to be waiting for other pieces to fall into place. Meanwhile, the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is looking to unify the Amazon branded super-neighborhood under the BID’s umbrella; Arlington County Board is holding a public hearing on the matter later this month.

Today, UrbanTurf takes a look at the more than 5,000 units in the residential pipeline in the National Landing area…

University of Maryland to open Crystal City center

The University of Maryland has reached a deal to plant its flag in Crystal City, opening the door to potential collaborations with Amazon.com Inc. as it establishes its second headquarters in the area.

The state’s flagship university plans to open a Discovery Center at 241 18th St. South, the same building where…