Robinson Terminal South in Old Town Alexandria, virginia

Construction starting at mixed-use Robinson Landing Community in Alexandria

The Robinson Landing project, designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, is a mixed use residential community that features 26 elevator townhomes and 70 luxury condominiums with design that blends historic Old Town with the new waterfront plan. The project also includes two mixed-use buildings on the Potomac River that will feature a 5,800-square-foot restaurant and 4,800 square feet of retail. There is also planned a multifamily building at Wolfe and South Union streets, and the rehabilitation and restoration of the historic 2 Duke Street building. There will be a new pier, a boardwalk promenade, and retail and amenity spaces fronting the river.

Starting this week, and for the next two weeks, residents should see:

  • At 226 Strand, the old marine repair shop, the brick recovery effort continues. Eighteen pallets of bricks have been conserved to date and are ready to be transferred to the City of Alexandria for adaptive reuse.
  • Demolition of the existing warehouses has commenced and will continue over the next two weeks.- Cracking of the existing building concrete floor slabs is more than 50% complete.
    • The northeastern building of the four major structures has been demolished.
    • Sorting and disposal of building debris has commenced. This includes the preparation of concrete for recycling onsite as fill material.
    • The southernmost building along Wolfe Street is scheduled to be demolished the week of August 22. This will necessitate parking lane closures. Demolition of the remaining major structures will then progress.
    • Vibration monitoring by Seismic Surveys Inc. (SSI) continues at adjacent properties during demolition and additional vibration sensors are being installed this week.
    • SSI will be contacting, scheduling and conducting additional Pre-construction Condition Surveys within a 250’ radius of the Robinson Landing property lines, including properties that share an adjacent wall with properties within the 250’ radius.
    • Over the course of the next 3-4 weeks, there will be temporary sidewalk and parking lane closures on Duke Street, Union Street and Wolfe Street as the demolition of the adjacent building walls occurs.
  • The City of Alexandria Fire and EMS is scheduled to conduct training onsite over the next week. There will be no fires during these events. They focus mostly on practicing entry techniques through various types of walls, doors, and windows within the building.

The overall schedule of development activities for the project include:

  • Summer 2016: Demolition
  • Fall 2016: Import fill by barge
  • Winter 2016/Spring 2017: Archeological work
  • Spring/Summer 2017: Excavation/export by barge
  • Summer 2017/Fall 2019: Construction phase
  • Summer 2019: Robinson Landing opens to the public

Robinson Terminal South in Old Town Alexandria, virginia

Pre-Demolition Public Meeting on Activities at Robinson Landing

2 and 3A Duke Street & 226 The Strand

The developer of Robinson Landing (formerly known as Robinson Terminal South), EYA, invites the public to a meeting at City Hall (301 King Street) in the first floor Sister Cities Room (room 1101) at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the first phase of development activities.

The Robinson Landing project, designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, is a mixed use residential community that features 26 elevator townhomes and 70 luxury condominiums with design that blends historic Old Town with the new waterfront plan. The project also includes two mixed-use buildings on the Potomac River that will feature a 5,800-square-foot restaurant and 4,800 square feet of retail. There is also planned a multifamily building at Wolfe and South Union streets, and the rehabilitation and restoration of the historic 2 Duke Street building. There will be a new pier, a boardwalk promenade, and retail and amenity spaces fronting the river.

The first phase, scheduled to begin in mid-July 2016, consists of the following:

  • Abatement of the property (Scheduled to begin late this week or early next week)
  • Demolition of the existing above grade structures
  • Grading of the properties to address floodplain issues
  • Utility relocation.

A second community meeting will be held next year to discuss the second phase of development which consists of excavation of the property for the below grade parking garages and construction activities for the new buildings. This second phase is planned to commence sometime in Spring of 2017.

The overall schedule of development activities for the project include:

  • Summer 2016: Demolition
  • Fall 2016: Import fill by barge
  • Winter 2016/Spring 2017: Archeological work
  • Spring/Summer 2017: Excavation/export by barge
  • Summer 2017/Fall 2019: Construction phase
  • Summer 2019: Robinson Landing opens to the public
2 Duke Street - part of Robinson South project being planned for the Alexandria, Virginia waterfront

Courtesy photo

First Move-ins expected by end of 2017

EYA, the developer of Robinson Terminal South, a luxury, mixed-use residential and retail complex on the Alexandria waterfront, announced its plans to proceed with the project following the Alexandria City Council’s 5-1 approval on Saturday of a Development Special Use Permit.

Pending construction permitting and ongoing Board of Architectural Review consideration, EYA expects the first move-ins and shop openings by the end of 2017.

“I want to thank the Mayor and Council, Planning Commission, The Board of Architectural Review, The Waterfront Commission, City of Alexandria staff and especially the citizens of Old Town, who have played a role in helping to shape our plans for Robinson Terminal South,” said Bob Youngentob, EYA president. “From the beginning, it was our intent to create an inclusive process that encouraged input from residents and businesses and sought their participation. We have listened to ideas, responded to concerns and incorporated creative recommendations. The project, and the community, is stronger as a result, and we look forward to delivering a world-class development to the Potomac riverfront that will help to implement the City’s new waterfront plan.”

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