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New Development

Overview
Giant/ABC Site
2nd Street Green Project
Power Plant Site
Old Colony Inn Site
National Airport North
Metro Bus Barn Site
Travel Lodge Motel Site
The Towns at 1333
Powhatan Potomac Yard
Mount Vernon Trail
Robinson Terminal North
Robinson Terminal South
Old Dominion Boat Club
The Thornton
Hoffman Town Center
Landmark Mall
Potomac Yard Metro
Alexandria Sewer
Craddock/Smoot Lumber
Potomac Yard

Redevelopment

Montgomery Street
Crowne Plaza
Waterfront Center
Holiday Inn
Beach Drive

Park Development

Montgomery Park
Windmill Hill Park
Jones Point Park
Potomac Yard Park

Completed Projects

National Airport South
Canal Center Plaza

 

Powhatan at Potomac Yard
1505 Powhatan Street

In July 2012, the City of Alexandria offered a small corner lot that it owned, known as 1505 Powhatan Street, for sale "as is" to interested developers.  The property, slightly larger than one acre in size, is where Slaters Lane, Powhatan Street and Bernard Street converge in the afternoon shadows of the Monroe Avenue Bridge.  For many years, the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services fabricated and repaired city traffic and street signs in a building on the site.  Dominion Virginia Power holds an easement to run a large high-voltage electric line under the land.  The property is zoned for mixed-use development -- light commercial and medium-density housing.

Pulte Homes submitted a proposal to demolish the existing structure and build 15 four-story brick garage townhouses, and the city selected the proposal in February 2013.  Once the development plans were finalized and approved, the city sold the property to Pulte in July 2016 for $4.4 million and an $85,000 contribution to the city's affordable housing fund.  The homebuilder began clearing the site in September 2016.  The development of now 16 2-4 bedroom townhomes is strangely named Powhatan at Potomac Yard, with prices starting at $750,000.  A site map is at upper right.  The photo of the construction site immediately below was taken from the Monroe Avenue Bridge on May 21, 2017, and the photo of the nearly completed project at bottom was taken on September 6, 2017.  Most units were sold and buyers started moving in by the end of September 2017.

 

 

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