January 27, 2023
Crystal & Clark Leasing Is Underway with Lincoln Property Company
The redevelopment and rebrand of Crystal & Clark, previously known as Century Center, is near completion and leasing is underway with Lincoln Property Company. Located at 2450 Crystal Drive and 2461 S. Clark Street in the center of National Landing, the Crystal & Clark redevelopment consists of two landmark buildings, connected by a public plaza.
Steps from Amazon’s HQ2, Reagan National Airport, and Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus, Crystal & Clark are familiar fixtures in the Crystal City skyline. However, now they are redefined by new access to outdoor plaza seating and gathering areas, increased street-level retail and restaurant spaces with grocery, a walkable pedestrian plaza, and streetscape improvements.
Substantial office upgrades include major lobby redevelopment, the largest office conference center in National Landing, fitness center & locker rooms, 2nd and 3rd floor terraces with indoor/outdoor meeting spaces, and tenant town hall amenity space. Also included in the property’s strategy is a 334,270-square-foot residential tower, providing 302 units across 24 stories, with 21,863 square feeof additional retail.
“Once prospective tenants visit the site and see this radically improved office and retail environment – especially the food and dining choices, along with a continuing vision set in the very center of National Landing, the value of this position will be undeniable,” said Gary Cook, Senior Vice President Leasing for Lincoln Property Company. “The ‘office lifestyle’ here is a game-changer that I believe all current and future tenants celebrate as we seek to bring them new synergistic neighbors to the building.”
Office Leasing at Crystal & Clark is led by Gary Cook, Stoddie Nibley, and Neil Alt, all of Lincoln Property Company. A strong contingent of new office leases are already being signed, based on renovations made. And, Raytheon renewed their lease to keep corporate regional headquarters at the site in 2021, signing onto a 120K-square-foot lease on six floors across both buildings.
2450 Crystal Drive comprises a total of 336,229 square feet of office space, and 51,443 square feet of retail, 36K square feet of which are under lease or in negotiation. 2461 S. Clark has a total office footprint of 232,969 square feet, and 5,000 square feet of retail now under lease of the total 18,980 available.
Crystal & Clark’s renovations balance modern design with biophilic and organic touches to the once dated and washed-out exteriors and mall interior of the ground floor. Greenery, indoor-outdoor spaces, sweeping architectural features, and vibrant retail will now welcome tenants and guests to a space designed to inspire.
MRP Realty and LaSalle Investment Management lead the development and construction management for the redevelopment of the mixed-use center, with Davis Construction as General Contractor.
“Century Center was an outmoded design with limited amenities and much-needed indoor/outdoor spaces for the offices, further complemented by the retail-accessible pedestrian plaza shared by the two buildings,” said Frederick Rothmeijer, Founding Principal of MRP’s Development, Construction Management and Asset Management operations. “Our strategic plan executed with Davis Construction brings a palpable vitality to this property, and to the neighborhood, located in the center of the burgeoning National Landing.”
Adds Shaun Broome, Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management, “With our keen appreciation of the National Landing neighborhood, we are pleased to see the redevelopment come to fruition. We believe it will be a significant draw for new tenants and an improved chapter for those who have been onsite for years.”
For more information, visit CrystalandClark.com.