In reality, Crystal City's boundaries are artificially manufactured through decades of planning efforts taking a focused view on manageable segments of the larger submarket. To understand the full context and economic development potential of the area, one must recognize an array of County and regional planning efforts spanning decades including Planned Development Site Plans (PDSPs), Sector Plans, transportation studies, and even planning and redevelopment efforts across the Alexandria border.
For a more regional context, the following resources offer additional information:
Arlington County Resources
Other Regional Resources