1600 S. Eads St. – Crystal Towers 3


The 9.6-acre (421,771-sq.-ft.) site is located at 1600 S Eads Street in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood. The site is currently occupied by the Crystal Towers Apartments. The site is bordered by 15th Street S to the north, S. Eads Street to the east, 18th Street S to the south, and S Fern Street to the west., Arlington, VA 22202  View Map

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Under Review

This reports the status related to the Site Plan Review Process only (Administrative Regulations 4.1). 

About the Project



Explore the project site through a Virtual Walking Tour.

The applicant, Dweck Properties, proposes to construct a new residential building and new retail building at 1600 S. Eads Street within the Crystal Towers apartment complex. 

Additional project details include:

  • Residential Building:
    • 10-stories
    • 209 units
    • Expansion of underground parking for a total parking ratio of .3 spaces per unit.
  • Retail Building
    • 1-story
    • 27,901 sqft of retail gross floor area
  • Proposed Modifications:
    • Required residential parking (.3 spaces per unit)
    • Density Exclusions
    • Additional Density achievement through LEED Gold Certification
    • Loading dock reduction

Other modifications as necessary

Applicant Materials

May 2023 Public Hearing Plan Set 

September 2022

Public Process

Timeline  Milestone / Meeting  Materials 
Sept. 14, 2022  Site Plan Acceptance 
Nov. 2022  Site Plan Review Process Kick-Off 
Nov. 28 - Dec. 8, 2022  Online Engagement Opportunity 


Community engagement comments: 

 Feb. 3, 2023

In Person Walking Tour 

12:00 pm - Meet at the open space at the southwest corner of 15th St S and S Eads St.

Feb. 23, 2023

View Meeting Recording

Meeting Minutes(PDF, 134KB)

Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Hybrid) 

Agenda Topics: Building Height, Building Form, Architecture, Land Use, Site Design

 April 3, 2023

View Meeting Recording 

Meeting Minutes(PDF, 136KB)

Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Meeting (Hybrid) 

Agenda Topics: Transportation, Open Space, Green Building & Sustainability, Community Benefits 

May 25, 2023

Transportation Commission Meeting 

June 1, 2023 Planning Commission Meeting 
 June 1, 2023 Housing Commission Meeting 
June 10, 2023 County Board Meeting 

*Process timelines are subject to change as needs arise. Check back for updates.

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