11-Story, 198-Unit Apartment Project Approved For Crystal City

by Shilpi Paul

11-Story, 198-Unit Apartment Project Approved For Crystal City: Figure 1

An 11-story, 198-unit apartment building will be going up at 1720 S. Eads Street in Crystal City, reports ARLnow, after the Arlington County Board approved plans for the project on Saturday.

The building is part of an attempt to make Crystal City, currently full of massive buildings and sidewalks, a more walkable, inviting neighborhood. To that end, the project will include public open space, improved sidewalks and 16 affordable units. The building is located about one block from the Crystal City Metro.

Notable features include an electric car charging station, a landscaped roof and other design elements that bring the building to LEED Silver certification. There will also be a 176-space parking garage in the project being developed by Kettler.

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  1. Doug Wendt said at 12:13 am on Tuesday February 26, 2013:
    The addition of this new building is a welcome contribution to the future of Crystal City. However, the myth that Crystal City today is a wasteland of concrete boxes and empty sidewalks is just that - a myth. People who actually work and live there experience a vibrant neighborhood (mostly during the day, granted) that numerous pocket parks, trees everywhere, lots of places to enjoy lunch outside, and the benefits of an interconnected indoor corridor system connecting most buildings directly to a Metro station. Last time we checked, that sounded like a pretty good setup.
  1. AWalkerInTheCity said at 3:07 pm on Tuesday February 26, 2013:
    Crystal City has come a long way in the last few years, but Crystal City say 15 years ago definitely fit the stereotype - and it still has a lot of that left - its not that the boxes are concrete so much, as that despite their density they are autocentric, with parking ramps that break up sidewalk continuity and detract from walking. As for the indoor corridor system, well if you like that I can't argue. But I think the addition of on street retail is a big plus.

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