Boeing To Build Large Office Complex in Crystal City

by ARLnow.com February 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm 4,691 17 Comments

Boeing will be building a 419,000 square foot office project at the very north end of Crystal City, near the future Long Bridge Park, according to commercial real estate information firm CoStar Group.

According to a site plan submitted to the county, the project will consist of three buildings, each between four and six stories high, built on a 4.7 acre parcel of land along Old Jefferson Davis Highway. The office project is expected to replace a number of dilapidated structures, including the Clark Street Playhouse and the abandoned Crystal City Motel.

(The site is shown to the left, during a rain storm last year.)

Building heights are being kept relatively low, likely due to the fact that the site is along the landing path to Reagan National Airport. Boeing will consolidate its existing Rosslyn and Crystal City offices in the new complex, once it’s complete.

The project is being undertaken by Monument Realty, which has struggled in the wake of the global recession. CoStar reports that construction is expected to begin by the end of this year.

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  • cj

    The runway’s impact on building heights is certain, not “likely”. There are very strict, precise limits on building heights from the end of the short runway all the way across this site. Monument Realty’s original proposal was sculpted to fit and this revised project will do likewise.

  • Katie

    That’s great news. Chick-Fil-A is in place to feed the workers.

    • CrystalMikey

      Great news indeed…especially with the BRAC issues.

    • BallstonDude

      This is VERY far from the CFA.

      • True. The closest fast food restaurant is the Quiznos off of 12th street. Currently that’s only open on weekdays. It does a helluva lunch business with the office workers.

  • Sophia

    What about the empty bldg already in Crystal City? Why can’t they used those?

    • OX4

      I was thinking the same thing. Crystal City is all but a ghost town after 6 PM, I can’t imagine there’s a need for *more* buildings.

    • Burger

      Easy. They are old and not class A space. They should be torn down and replaced with something that more aligns with not making Crystal city a concrete jungle. I’d also guess the County Board’s proposals for the area limited Boeing’s options.

      • borf

        Also need to tear down the decrepit Crystal City Restaurant and replace it with a high-end, first-class, modern stripping facility.

  • MIchael H.

    It’s about time someone tore down the old Crystal City Motel. Maybe with the extra tax revenue from the Boeing facility, the County can get moving on the aquatics center that is planned for Long Bridge Park nearby. You’d think that Boeing would want to help support construction of a modern aquatics/fitness center just a couple blocks away from their new Arlington center of operations. That would improve the area surrounding their buildings and the quality of life for their employees.

    In any case, I’ll be glad to see the rundown buildings disappear.

  • Not Larry Sabato

    NG (1000 Wilson- 5+ floors) is planning on consolidating in Fairfax when their new corporate office is officially opened. Boeing (1200 Wilson- 5+ floors) is moving now. American Chemistry Council (top 5 floors of 1300 Wilson) moved a few months ago. What’s happening to Rosslyn? And more buildings are being built?

    • CK

      EADS North America (1616 N Ft Myer / 1300 Wilson) is also leaving Rosslyn by the end of 2011.


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