The Bartlett

Metropolitan Park - The Bartlett

The Bartlett, Arlington's largest apartment building, opened to new residents in June of 2016. The project redeveloped existing warehouse buildings into a new 699-unit, 22 story residential building with ground floor retail that houses Whole Foods and will soon include Commonwealth Joe, a local coffee roaster and shop. The project accelerates completion of the Metropolitan Park Development Plan, eliminates incompatible uses on the border of Pentagon City and Crystal City and removes an abrupt if not violent gap in the urban environment along 12th Street. Designed to maximize the activation of the 12th Street pedestrian streetscape, the design of the Whole Foods includes substantial outdoor café space, transparent windows, and multiple store entrances and will serve to attract large numbers of customers throughout the neighborhood further blurring the arbitrary Eads Street boundary between Pentagon City and Crystal City.


  • 22 Stories, 264 feet tall
  • 699 Residential Units, 782,342 total square feet
  • 40,413 square feet of retail space
  • Delivers most demanded community amenity – a grocery store (Whole Foods)
  • LEED Silver Certification
  • Completes the pedestrian streetscape along 12th Street for a seamless, urban experience between Pentagon City and Crystal City
  • Enhances Eads Street pedestrian conditions with a linear park
  • Removes an industrial eyesore that is a physical and psychological barrier between points east and west
  • Brings landmark architecture that compliments earlier phases of the Metropolitan Park development, but differs enough not to bring monotony
  • Enhances streetscapes along Eads with standard County treatments and a new linear open space along S. Eads
  • Walking distance from both the Crystal City and Pentagon City Metro stations and situated to benefit from the Metroway Premium Bus Service
  • Project includes contributions of $5 million to the Affordable Housing Fund, $150,000 to the Public Art Fund, and $132,000 to the Utility Underground Fund


  • Construction began December of 2013
  • Delivered in June 2016

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