New Apartments Coming Soon to Old Town North

530 First Street, a new mixed-use development in Old Town North Alexandria, Virginia from EDENS (Rendering via Old Town Community North partnership)

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM in City Hall Council Chambers, located at 301 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Docket items can be found at this link.

One of the items up for consideration is construction of a residential mixed-use project from EDENS (see this original post). EDENS, developer of major mixed-use projects in the District and Merrifield, has applied to develop the current Giant Food & Virginia ABC site in Alexandria’s Old Town North into 232 apartments (residential units) with 51,000 sq feet of retail on the ground floor.

The LEED-certified, mixed-use project is located between First Street and Montgomery Street. Depending upon what happens at the Planning Commission, we hear construction is expected to start in late 2016 and we hear the completion date will be sometime in 2018.

We also hear that the Virginia ABC store, currently on site, wants to come back to the development upon completion however, no retail tenants have been identified by EDENS according to sources.

You can view the docket items for this project at this link (staff report & site plan).

(EDENS Rendering via Old Town North Community Partnership)