May 1, 2019      Updates      

Crystal City Is About to Get a Whole Lot Bigger

Its boundaries may soon include most of Pentagon City and Potomac Yard

Crystal City may soon encompass most of Pentagon City and Arlington’s portion of Potomac Yard, according to a new strategic plan from the Crystal City Business Improvement District, which it has submitted to the Arlington County Board. The new boundaries of the BID would make Crystal City almost 70 percent larger than it is now, the organization says in a press release.

It’s not just the imminent arrival of Amazon’s HQ2 (the retailing giant just posted its first HQ2-based jobs) along the Route 1 corridor  that’s driving these changes, the BID says in its “Area-Wide Strategic Plan“: It’s part of a vision of the entire “National Landing” area as a “cohesive and reinvigorated downtown community” that’s as big as Austin’s and Indianapolis’s downtowns.

Read the full piece.