An apartment tower is planned for the heart of Crystal City.
Crystal City is getting a new skyscraper. The 24-story tall “Block Q” will be a towering mixed-use development along Jefferson Davis Highway. The new building will include 302 new apartments built on top of two floors of retail. The redevelopment was unanimously approved by the County Board at its July 15 meeting. The building will include an underground parking structure. A traffic analysis conducted at the site by the applicant concluded that sufficient public transportation options exist at the site to support the number of new residents. As part of the agreement, developer Commonwealth Crystal Holdings I, Inc. contributed $1.8 million to the affordable housing contribution fund, $107,000 in utility undergrounding fund contributions, and $75,000 in public art fund contributions.