JBG Smith looks to upgrade a Crystal City park with new retail and a ‘water bar’

JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBGS) is pitching a major makeover for a small park at the heart of its Crystal City holdings, envisioning some new retail and even a bar atop a water feature.

The developer filed plans with Arlington County earlier this month requesting an additional 6,100 square feet of density for the 1.6-acre park, located across the street from JBG Smith’s massive “Central District” project at 1770 Crystal Drive. The company, the dominant landowner in the area and Amazon.com Inc’s HQ2 landlord, also hopes to give the existing features in the “Crystal City Water Park” a bit of a facelift.

The plans call for eight new “retail kiosks” along Crystal Drive, with 300 square feet available in each, matching a small kiosk selling food and drinks on the site already. JBG Smith is also pitching a 2,200-square-foot restaurant with 119 indoor seats and 50 outdoor seats in a covered pavilion.

There’s also a new “water bar,” a 752-square-foot outdoor bar with 144…

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