Crystal City is transforming, including dining, art and entertainment venues.
JBG Smith has begun construction of two multi-purpose outdoor areas in Crystal City, surrounded by residential and office buildings that continue to be filled by Amazon HQ2 staff.
The water park is 1.6 acres in Arlington County, Virginia. The water park, located at 1601 Crystal Drive, is being converted with nine 300-foot-tall restaurant kiosks and a 1,400-square-foot full-service restaurant. There will also be a water bar and a terrace above the wall with a fountain, as well as outdoor seating areas.
Lunch kiosks will focus on local businesses and chefs owned by women and minorities.
The park’s development plans include a stage with a live performance, public art installations and a building next to Mount Vernon Trail with public toilets and bike racks.
In 2121 Crystal Drive JBG Smith began work on what will be Dining in the Park, which will feature a restaurant from chef Enrique Limard of DC Seven Reasons. The 5,600-square-foot restaurant will be named Surreal. It will be open all year round and will be located in the center of the park area of one hectare.
Other Lombard DC restaurants include Immigrant Food and Imperfecto.
Last year, JBG Smith received permission from the Virginia Alcohol Control Office for an area of alcohol consumption in the parks, allowing visitors to drink and carry alcoholic beverages from vendors across parks.
JBG Smith of Bethesda, Maryland, is the largest landlord in Crystal City and the National Zone, and in addition to the existing buildings leased by Amazon and the new buildings it is building for HQ2, JBG Smith has about 1,600 residential units under construction. in several towers, and another 1,800 residential units in its pipeline development in the area.
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