Kettler opens new high-rise apartment project in Arlington
Kettler, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate development and property management company, Monday announced the opening of m.flats Crystal City, an 11-story, 198-unit, high-rise apartment building located in Arlington.
The project revived a site once occupied by the former Crystal City Post Office, and provides a new community located a block from the Crystal City Metro.
The building “will provide a spark that will help Crystal City become the vibrant community we all envision,” Robert C. Kettler, Kettler’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “It not only expands the number of residences, but takes Crystal City a step closer to becoming a thriving transit-oriented, walkable neighborhood.”
The project was the first residential building proposed to the Arlington County Board after the adoption of the Crystal City Sector Plan in 2010. The plan is a roadmap for the redevelopment of Crystal City through 2050.
“Demand for luxury city living is especially strong in the Arlington submarket,” Pamela Tyrrell, vice president of multifamily for Kettler, said in statement. “Many young professionals want a home that features an array of amenities, is in close proximity to mass transit as well as dining and entertainment options.”
The project offers primarily one- and two-bedroom units. Building amenities include a club room equipped with WiFi and lounge areas, a fitness center, bike storage and a courtyard with fire and water features. Rooftop amenities include multiple entertainment spaces with outdoor seating and dining areas, outdoor kitchens with grills, and a sundeck with cabanas overlooking the rooftop swimming pool and views of the city.
The high-rise is Kettler’s sixth multi-family building in the Crystal City/Pentagon City market. Kettler opened The Acadia, a 411-unit high-rise luxury apartment building in Metropolitan Park spring of 2015.
Construction on m.flats Crystal City began at the end of October 2014. KTGY Architecture + Planning was the architect and project designer for m.flats. John Moriarty & Associates served as the general contractor.