223 23rd St. & Crystal City Block M

Site Plan #433


The area of redevelopment is the southeast corner of the block at the intersection of Crystal Drive and 23rd Street. The site is on the east side of Jefferson Davis Highway in Crystal City, on the block bounded by 20th Street to the north, Crystal Drive to the east, 23rd Street to the south and Clark-Bell Street to the west. The site is within Block M in the Crystal City Sector Plan.

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On Hold

This reports the status related to the 4.1 Site Plan Process only -- not the status of building or construction permits.

There will be a public review process to include review of a Crystal City Block Plan submission by the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) followed by review of a site plan amendment submission by the Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) for this development proposal.

About the Project

The applicant, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, rezoning and site plan amendment  to SP #11, which includes the Crystal Plaza V site at 223 23rd St.

Proposed project details:

  • Rezone the 95,241-square-foot site from C-O and C-O-1.5 to C-O-Crystal City Commercial Office Building, Retail, Hotel and Multiple-Family Dwelling District;
  • Construct a 25-story office building comprised of 658,365 square feet of office space and 28,675 square feet of ground floor retail;
  • Construct a 28-story residential building comprised of 353 units and 1,754 square feet of ground floor retail; and
  • Develop a 3,000-square-foot pocket park.


Additional Information

The Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC), a Planning Commission subcommittee makes decisions about private development in Arlington. A complete list of meeting schedules, reports, presentations and drawings are available on the SPRC website.

This development will be included in the review of the Crystal City Block Plan (CCBP) submission to the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC). A complete list of LRPC meeting schedules, reports and presentations are available on the LRPC website.