Usptojamesmadisonbuildingsouthside
Tonight, from 10:00 PM thru Sunday at 11:00 PM, the Westbound bound lanes on Eisenhower Avenue will be CLOSED for a construction crane. Eisenhower Avenue will be closed between John Carlyle Street & Elizabeth Lane.

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is having a construction crane lift some very heavy equipment up onto the roof of the Madison Building.

The eastbound lanes will remain open. To get around the closure, use Jamieson Avenue to Elizabeth Lane or Mill Road.

Parc Meridian at Eisenhower Station Apartments Now Leasing in Alexandria, Virginia

Parc Meridian at Eisenhower Station now leasing in Alexandria, Virginia

Parc Meridian at Eisenhower Station, a beautiful new residential complex featuring dual towers with gorgeous views is now leasing near the Eisenhower Metro Station in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. You can apply online or call 703.348.6870.

This LEED certified project, located at 750 Port Street in Alexandria, Virginia, has 30-32 affordable housing units and is the third Paradigm building with Meridian in the name in the Carlyle/Eisenhower East neighborhood.

You can find information on floor plans at this link, amenities at this link, and photos and virtual tour are available at this link.
Parc Meridian at Eisenhower Station Apartments Now Leasing in Alexandria, Virginia

Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station in Alexandria, Virginia

Metro plans full-scale emergency response drill at Eisenhower Ave Station Sunday, March 13

Metro Transit Police and the City of Alexandria will conduct a full-scale emergency response drill Sunday, March 13, at the Eisenhower Ave Metrorail Station in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia that will allow emergency personnel to practice their response to a simulated train derailment.

The exercise, which will take place on the elevated track and tunnel between Eisenhower Ave and King St-Old Town stations, will simulate real-world conditions to test coordination and communication between on-scene emergency responders, Metrorail operations staff, Metro Transit Police and support personnel.

(more…)

Eisenhower East Block 20

Image via City of Alexandria

The City of Alexandria Planning Commission will hold its next regular monthly public hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 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 an extension of development time for a ‘new’ office building project in Eisenhower East at 2200 Mill Road. As readers will remember, this project was part of the Eisenhower Gateway project before the economic climate for new office development took a downturn in Alexandria. This project will consist of two 15-story office buildings totaling 585,000 square feet and 737 parking spaces, the bulk of which are in a below-grade parking garage.

The project has since been sold and the developer is looking to gain approval for  an extension to the date of expiration of a previously approved Development Special Use Permit (DSUP #2012-0003) and an amendment to update various conditions to construct a commercial office building including previous SUP approval for increased penthouse height and additional penthouses; and B) an extension to the date of expiration of a previously approved Transportation Management Plan SUP (SUP #2012-0065) and an amendment to update various conditions.

Readers may remember that the developer recently demolished the existing American Truckers Association building, which has been vacant for several years, in order to pave the way for future office development on the site.

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

Carlyle Block P in Alexandria, Virginia

Courtesy Image

The Carlyle Design Review Board (DRB) is a five-member board established by City Council to review concept and final design proposals for development site plans and development site plans with a special use permit within the CDD#1, CDD#2, and CDD#11 districts. The Board also reviews requests for signs and additions/alterations to building exteriors visible from publicly accessible areas surrounding the building.

This month’s meeting will be held this Thursday, May 21, 2015 in City Hall, Room 2000 (Chet & Sabra Avery Conference Room) @ 7:00 PM. Design review of case DRB #2015-0001: Carlyle Plaza, 765 John Carlyle Street (Block P). Approval for design revisions, including materials and treatment.

The meeting agenda can be found at this link.

Parc Meridian Apartments on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia - Coming Soon!

As we told you first a couple of years ago, the Park Meridian apartments were on the way in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

It appears now that the project has undergone a name change to Parc Meridian at Eisenhower Station (see difference btw/ original sign and banner above). Website (see link above) says apartments will be ready in spring 2016.

Construction progress is moving along slowly and surely as you can see in the photo below. You can keep up with the construction camera at this link.

ATA_Block_19-20150507-162109

Water main break on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

As we mentioned this morning, many residents from King Street to Janney’s Lane to Seminary Road to Van Dorn Street experienced either an outage of water or low water pressure due to a water main break next to the old Holiday Inn on Eisenhower Avenue.

Virginia American Water was on scene and reported that the break had been isolated and the water turned off. All water pressure should be back to normal around the City. Virginia American Water had no timetable for repair.

Water main break on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

Real Time Analytics