m.flats Crystal City

m.flats at Crystal City

Approved by the Arlington County Board in February of 2013, the redevelopment of 1720 S. Eads Street fulfills the vision for the property defined in the Crystal City Sector Plan. The project’s 198 residential units (16 committed affordable) add activity and vitality to a currently vacant and dormant site formerly housing the Crystal City Post Office. The residential use works towards the Sector Plan’s goal of providing a better balance of jobs and housing while working towards the County’s goal of increasing the supply of committed affordable units.  Located only a block from Metro, the development takes advantage of Metro access while providing valuable streetscape improvements to 18th Street and S. Eads Street making the area more attractive and pedestrian friendly.  As an infill project, m.flats prominently bridges the transition zone between Crystal City and the residential communities to the west.


  • Redevelopment of vacant former Crystal City Post Office
  • 11 Stories, 110 feet tall with 198 Residential Units
  • 16 on-site committed affordable units
  • LEED Silver Certification
  • Enhanced pedestrian streetscape along 18th Street & S. Eads Street including new sidewalks, street trees, and street lights
  • Upgraded intersection of 18th Street South and S. Eads Street to include traffic signals, sidewalk nubs, ADA ramps, and crosswalks
  • New streetscape on the north and south side of 18th Street South to the Crystal City Metro entrance, including new concrete sidewalk, and streetlights
  • Incorporation of bicycle lanes onto southbound S. Eads Street along site frontage
  • Improvements to the landscaped 18th Street median
  • New bus stop shelter on S. Eads Street at the existing bus stop 
  • $272,000 contribution to implementation of Crystal City Open Space defined in the Crystal City Sector Plan


  • County Board Approved February 2013
  • Construction began in early October 2014
  • Delivered fall 2016

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