Transformation is coming to Crystal City and Pentagon City. By 2040, Crystal City and Pentagon City are estimated to add a total of 8,500 more residents, and 35,500 more jobs. As this growth happens, County already has plans under way to make this area of the County even more vibrant and walkable. How will it happen? The answer lies in Arlington’s commitment to “smart growth” planning – transit-oriented development that keeps high-density mixed-use development along our transit corridors, while preserving residential neighborhoods. This approach to planning and building community has been the backbone of Arlington’s success for more than four decades.
Starting in the summer of 2012, work will begin to convert Crystal Drive, the primary thoroughfare of Crystal City, from a one-way street to a two-way street. The three-phase project will improve intersections along Crystal Drive, lay the foundation for future transit initiatives and provide easier navigation in the area.