3 Down, 7 To Go: A Look At The Thousands of Units Coming to National Landing

  • March 14th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Even with two large apartment buildings delivering in Northern Virginia's National Landing neighborhood, there are still thousands of new units on the boards for the area. 

Below, UrbanTurf takes an updated look at the developments in the residential pipeline in the National Landing area. If we missed a project, just shoot us an email editor(at)urbanturf.com.

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have covered thus far this year:


JBG Smith has plans in the works to add 975 units to RiverHouse, a 36-acre, 1,670-unit community bound by Army Navy Drive, South Joyce Street and South Lynn Street (map)

Overall, the plans would add 124 townhouses, 126 two-over-two units, and two six-story buildings with 725 apartments above 30,000 square feet of retail. Roughly 83,000 square feet of the residential space would be affordable for 30 years to households earning up to 60% of area median income (AMI), covering much of the affordability requirements of other projects by the same developer, listed below.

Sage National Landing

Sage National Landing, a 19-story mixed-use building that joined the Verizon building has delivered 306 apartments above 10,745 square feet of retail at 480 11th Street South (map). Twelve of the units are committed affordable for 30 years, and there are 149 vehicular and 123 bicycle parking spaces below-grade. LCOR is the developer and SK+I Architecture is the designer. 


Americana Hotel Redevelopment

JBG Smith's redevelopment of the former Americana hotel at 1400 Richmond Highway (map) is currently in the works. The redevelopment consists of a by-right 19-story building with 636 residential units above retail. There will be 191 on-site parking spaces across two below-grade parking levels, and an additional 200 spaces provided at the garage from The Bartlett apartments across the street. bKL Architecture is the designer.

Crystal House Expansion

In 2020, nonprofit Washington Housing Conservancy (WHC; co-founded by JBG Smith) acquired the 828-unit Crystal House apartments off 18th and South Eads Street (map) in order to preserve the existing affordable housing on the site. In 2021, Amazon acquired the development rights for the site and donated them to the county.

Subsequently, Arlington County has begun soliciting development partners to develop an additional 819 units on the site, at least 75% of which will be committed affordable. As was also seen in previously-approved plans, the development will include two public parks and delivery of a protected bike lane. 


The Grace and REVA

The Grace and REVA, the first residential buildings to deliver in National Landing, just opened their doors last month (map). The Grace, the 26-story northern tower, consists of 337 apartments while REVA, the 27-story southern tower, features 471 apartments. JBG Smith developed the new project. 

Both buildings feature a pool, fitness center, coworking and lounge area, and rooftop terraces. Designed by COOKFOX and Torti Gallas, the buildings will have 40,000 square feet of retail, a pedestrian-friendly activated connection between 18th and 20th Streets, and a stairway leading to a forthcoming park. 

Photo courtesy of JBG Smith. 

South Bell Street Buildings

JBG Smith is also at work on a two-building development at 2000 and 2001 South Bell Street (map), delivering a total of 758 apartments, over 22,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and shared below-grade parking. Some units will be affordable to households earning up to 60% of AMI, and each building will have a roof deck with pool and co-working spaces. SK+I Architectural Design Group is the architect of record.

The West building, designed by KPF, will be 25 stories tall and deliver 338 apartments above 15,000 square feet of retail, and the East building, designed by STUDIOS, will be 19 stories tall and deliver 420 apartments above 10,000 square feet of retail. The development is expected to deliver in 2025.

Block M

In addition to the aforementioned under-construction buildings, Block M also includes plans to replace the building at 223 23rd Street (map) with two 30-story residential buildings, delivering a total of 1,440 units. 


Century Center Redevelopment

MRP Realty has plans for a 290 foot-tall project that would deliver 329 units above 7,625 square feet of retail to 2351 Richmond Highway (map). There would also be 322 spaces of parking on three below-grade levels, along with 134 bicycle spaces for residents. Amenities would include a pet spa, a gym, a clubroom, a rooftop pool deck, and a co-working lounge. SK+I Architecture is the architect.


Hazel & Azure at National Landing

Zom Living is at work on a two-phase development that would deliver 490 residential units and ground-floor retail to the Landbay C-East site at Potomac Avenue between 29th and 33rd Streets S (map)

The first phase will rise up to 15 stories and will deliver 297 apartments and nine townhouse-style units, 4,181 square feet of retail, and 229 parking and 130 bicycle spaces for residents. The second phase will rise up to 11 stories and will deliver 191 apartments, five townhouse-style units, and 5,000 square feet of retail. The unit mix for both will span from studios to three-bedrooms, and another two sites fronting Crystal Drive will also be developed eventually. bKL Architecture is the architect and LSG Landscape Architecture designed the outdoor space. The developments could deliver later this year. 

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