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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

 

Robinson Terminal South and Robinson Landing

There are three basic rules that might possibly get you through life unsullied -- do unto others as you would have them do unto you, do not get into a land war in Asia, and never ever build atop a site of known archeological interest.  Running afoul of any of these three tenets results in the same dire outcome -- you get bogged down in an intractable and long-suffering situation.

Demolition and construction work on the Robinson Terminal South redevelopment project at the water's edge of Duke and Wolfe Streets, a site once known as Point Lumley and now being marketed as Robinson Landing, began in August 2016 and was originally scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2017.  However, the city-mandated archeological work that the developers were required to perform at the site has uncovered numerous items of historical significance, including buried human remains, reducing the forward momentum of the project, first to a slow crawl and then to a complete stop.  As of late 2017, the archaelogists are working deliberately to uncover and document early Colonial-era ruins.

Once construction resumes, the developer plans to build 26 elevator townhomes, 70 luxury condominiums, shops and restaurants.  The project will also feature an upgraded pier with a café, seating areas, a 20-foot-wide promenade, a lawn, a water feature, and other public amenities.  According to published reports, developer support for city redevelopment efforts totals $600,000.  Neighbors are breathless with anticipation.  Even though building construction has yet to commence, the sales office opens on November 4, 2017, with homes listed from $1.5 to $5.5 million.

The photo at above right was taken in September 2016 when the site was still in the early phases of demolition and clearing.  If you click or tap the photo to enlarge it, you will see a glimpse of the new MGM National Harbor through the now-open framework of the Robinson Terminal South building.  The photos below show conceptual art for the project.  The picture of the construction site at bottom was taken in late October 2017.  The archaelogical dig (not visible in the photo) is being conducted on the far side of the earthen mound on the right side.

 

 

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