JBG Smith submits plans for two residential towers next door to HQ2

(Courtesy Cookfox Architects)
The towers at 1900 Crystal Drive, the largest new development proposed for Crystal City since the HQ2 announcement in November, would replace a vacant office building. (Courtesy Cookfox Architects) (Courtesy Cookfox Architects)
(Courtesy Cookfox Architects)
The application comes as many developers are racing to meet the residential demands. (Courtesy Cookfox Architects) (Courtesy Cookfox Architects)
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(Courtesy Cookfox Architects)
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JBG Smith Properties showed a glimpse of what it wants the Crystal City skyline to look like in a preliminary filing with Arlington County. The drawings show two multifamily towers a less than a block from where Amazon.com Inc. will open HQ2.

The towers at 1900 Crystal Drive, the largest new development proposed for Crystal City since the HQ2 announcement in November, would replace a vacant office building. The application comes as many developers are racing to meet the residential demands of the 25,000 Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) employees expected to land in Crystal City and Pentagon City over the next dozen years.

The 1900 Crystal towers, designed by Torti Gallas & Partners and New York’s CookFox, will rise to 26- and 27-stories. The taller south tower will have 442 units while the north tower will have 347. The project is slated to include a 596-space garage, and both towers would have 35,000 square feet of retail at their base. The towers will be connected by a renovated pedestrian plaza,…

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