Crystal City Squares Block

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Crystal City Squares Block

Crystal Drive Retail Adaptive Reuse is a transformational project within the heart of Crystal City, VA. The existing superblock adjacent to Crystal Drive between 15th and 18th streets will be infilled with additional mixed-use building programming. This mixed-use adaptation is built among the complex underground and street level connection of multimodal transportation networks that are being enhanced at a pedestrian level. This includes creating an enhanced metro arrival experience, improving pedestrian circulation through and around the block, as well as creating opportunities for destination and experiential retail. 

OJB teamed with Gensler to reimagine the site into a premier shopping destination. The design features new retail space, a 12-screen multiplex, and enhanced indoor/outdoor connections with two prominent atriums. A key component of the Squares Block transformation is the design of more than an acre of plaza space along 18th Street. This plaza creates a retail promenade that is programmed and flexible to the ever-changing needs of a lively urban space. The plaza also provides important connections from the metro to Crystal Drive and also acts as a transition between the heavily sloping surrounding streetscape.

This project is currently in the design development phase. 

Location: Crystal City, VA

Team: Gensler, TCE and Associates Inc., GHT, Bowman