Crystal City Master Plan
Arlington County, Virginia
Crystal City in Arlington County, Virginia met an unfortunate time in the history of the City. Office buildings that were built in the early 1960’s had become obsolete under current Grade A office standards and the recent Federal Government BRAC decisions dictated that over 4,000,000 sf of existing office tenants would be moved to more secure military bases across the country in the coming 10 years. Rather than sit and wait for the impacts to be felt, Arlington County initiated a Master Planning process for Crystal City and hired Torti Gallas to create a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly vision for the future of the City and to generate and facilitate a public process to see this Master Plan through to realization.
Awards2009 Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award
2013 American Planning Association’s, National Planning Achievement Award for Innovation in Economic Planning and Development
Crystal Houses III
Lyon Place at Clarendon Center