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Craving Old Town New Construction? Here are the latest new home projects.

March 24, 2024 | Inside Old Town | By: Allison

Looking for new construction homes and condos in Old Town Alexandria, VA? We’ve got you covered!

Several Old Town new construction projects are well underway around town and The Goodhart Group has the inside scoop. Here are the latest updates as of  May 2024.

101 Duke St

Six luxury townhomes located one block from the Potomac River in the southeast quadrant of Old Town are coming soon to the corner of Duke and Union streets. These impeccably designed, spacious 3,400 sqft, 22’ wide townhomes with heigh ceilings will offer four levels of luxurious living with elevators, 2-car garages, large rear patios off the kitchen, and large rooftop decks. The homes will offer 4BD with 4.5BA and will start at $3-3.2M.

801 North

The luxury condos located at 801 N Fairfax St are 90% sold as of October 2023. These 54 luxury one-, two-bedroom, and penthouse condos offer an open floorplan with modern interiors, walls of windows, and a sprawling rooftop deck overlooking the Potomac Rive. Condos start in the $500s.

The Braystone

Only 4 of these new luxury condos along King Street remain as of October 2023. Situated prominently on Old Town Alexandria’s most prestigious street, The Braystone provides well-designed modern residences outfitted with high-end finishes, 9′ ceilings, and a private community rooftop. Priced from the low $600s.

Towngate North

Situated on Slaters Lane, and adjacent to the GW Parkway and Abingdon Drive, Towngate North will consist of two ideally situated condo buildings with 81 total units ranging in price from $400K to $1.6M. Towngate North will have 1-bed, 2-bed, and 3-bedroom residences. 

This new residential community will be chock full of amenities. Amenities include a community clubroom to socially connect with friends and neighbors. There’s also an on-site fitness studio perfect to help you get your workout on without even having to leave the community. Additionally, with access to the Mount Vernon Trail, there’s a bike storage and repair area to help you keep your transportation in top shape. If you get tired of your office or home office, there are available furnished conference spaces to help you find a new space to get your work done. As a dog-friendly community, there’s also a dog spa room to help keep your four-legged friends looking their best. The views can’t be matched from the rooftop terrace where you can relax and unwind after a long day. Lastly, community concierge services will keep your mind at ease and make life easier for you! 

Muse

Located in North Old Town (1201 N. Royal Street), Muse offers luxury living in historic Old Town Alexandria. This building is eight stories high, consisting of 73 units, anchored by a lower level of artists’ space. Sales will began in Fall 2020 and there are just a few condos left. Prices range from $750K to $3 million (with an average price of $960 per square foot). Learn more here.

Venue

Located at 901 N. Fairfax Street, the modern condominiums and townhomes at Venue give you quick access to the heart of Old Town and the best of DC, and they are just steps from the new home of MetroStage and a short drive from the new Amazon headquarters at National Landing.

The Residences feature open floor plans 500 to 2,300 sqft. Amenities include a river view penthouse, clubroom, and outdoor terrace, state-of-the-art fitness center, direct access to the Mount Vernon Trail, a bike room, and a dog wash.

The Towns feature 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and two-car garages. They are stylish, spacious designs with in-home elevators available as well as private rooftop terraces for relaxed outdoor living. Learn more about Venue here.

The Aiden

Charming Old Town is about to welcome an exciting addition to its landscape—The Aidan, a 94 unit luxury condo building. The Aidan will offer a unique blend of modern luxury and timeless elegance with soaring windows and high end finishes throughout. These upscale condos will feature a collection of junior 1-bedroom, 1-to-2-bedroom, and penthouse floor plans. Many units include balconies with courtyard or cityscape views. Amenities include an expansive fitness center and a yoga lawn in the courtyard. In the evenings, you’ll be able to enjoy grilling outdoors and dining on the private rooftop terrace.

TideLock

The Tide Lock project, formerly the home of the American Physical Therapy Association, will include the conversion of three brick office buildings into 240,000 square feet of residential, retail, and arts space. According to the developer, Tide Lock will become an iconic luxury condominium and multifamily lifestyle community. Situated directly along the Potomac River, the buildings will have full panoramic views of the Washington, DC skyline, with 223 residential units atop a 217-space parking garage. Stay tuned for more info regarding the units and pricing.

Masonry Lofts

Originally constructed in 1847, this historic building at 515 N. Washington Street was originally home to the Mount Vernon Cotton Factory. In 1903, the Robert Portner Brewing Company converted it into a bottling facility! Now, this four-story industrial property will be home to Masonry Lofts 25 condo lofts with tons of historic charm and rich design detail. Architectural features include original exposed brick and iron beams in each unit. The open-loft units, with 12’ ceilings, are complemented by high-end, contemporary finishes and wood floors. Masonry Lofts will include everything from studios to two bedrooms plus den units. Studios start at $350K and two-bedroom units start at $800K.

GenON Plant

The iconic GenON Plant at 1400 N Royal St is destined for a mega-makeover. Hilco Redevelopment Partners plans to erect residential buildings, offices, retail, and expansive green areas. For more on this multi-year planned development, click here.

The Towns of Abingdon Place

Situated directly on North Washington Street, The Towns of Abingdon Place offers three-bedroom luxury townhomes that feature an in-home elevator, open concept layout, rooftop terrace, and a two-car garage, providing a functional framework to beautifully designed homes that fit perfectly with the architectural styles of Old Town Alexandria. Deliveries are expected in mid-2020 with prices expected to start at $1,400,000. Great and easy access to G.W Parkway, Washington National Airport, and the shops and restaurants of Old Town.

Waterman Residences

At 901 N Pitt St, Waterman Place is slated for demolition by Carr Companies. A new structure with housing, arts and retail, and underground parking will replace it.

Montgomery Center

At 800 N Royal St, the Montgomery Center’s facelift starts in 2024. The renovation will displace small businesses and force The Art League to search for relocation. New plans hint at a performance space, retail, and residential units.

PT Blooms Project

Situated at 805 N Columbus St, PT Blooms is erecting a five-story residential building, comprising 78 units. Expected completion is late 2024.

Robinson Landing

While these are all sold out, we wanted to keep Robinson Landing on our list as these luxury waterfront townhomes and condominiums, were at the forefront of Old Town new construction. Their goal was to enhance Alexandria’s already special sense of place with many public open spaces including a grand pedestrian promenade, a re-developed pier, plentiful outdoor space, and several pieces of public art, and they’ve done just that! The condos range from approximately 1,200 to 3,500 sq. feet and include floor plans from 1 bedroom + den. The interior finishes are contemporary in style and most of the units offer some sort of river view.

Robinson Landing North

High-end condos, retail, restaurants, and park space are planned for Robinson Terminal North at 500 and 501 N Union St; however, environmental concerns remain at the site. Plans call for: public space and park space along the shoreline of the Potomac River that will connect Oronoco Bay Park and Founders Park for pedestrians and bicyclists. A new building on the east side of North Union Street that will have 49 condo units and space for a restaurant and/or retail with outdoor seating. A new building on the west side of North Union Street with 39 units and retail on the ground floor. There will be 88 high-end condominiums on the site, and 206 total parking spaces for condo residents and the public.

Multifamily building at 301 N. Fairfax Street

A new multifamily building is coming to Old Town’s historic district. The project plans to remove a surface parking lot, provide undergrounding of utilities, exceed stormwater management requirements, meet the city’s green building policy and increase housing supply. The three-story office building will turn into a four-story multifamily building. The multifamily development project will be surrounded by office, retail, and residential uses. Two of the 48 units will be set aside as affordable housing. The project will include a 67-space underground parking garage, over 10,000 square feet of private open space, and streetscape improvements.

Townhomes at Gibbon and S Alfred Street

14 townhouses are coming to Old Town’s southwest quadrant at 816-820 Gibbon Street and 608-614 South Alfred Street. The townhouses will replace an office building and surface parking area while providing two-garages for each home, a 1,600-square-foot parklet, streetscape and pedestrian improvements, and contributions to affordable housing and the public art fund. One of the townhouses will be for-sale affordable housing.

1201 E. Abingdon Drive

An office-to-residential conversion in Old Town North is set to move forward with plans from The Pinkard Group. Just east of the George Washington Memorial Parkway and south of Hilco’s redeveloping Potomac River Generating Station sits 1201 E Abingdon where Pinkard plans to transform the office into multifamily instead..The converted building is set to include 29 two-bedroom units, 100 one-bedroom units, and 7 studios. The project would set aside 7 of the new units as dedicated affordable housing, per the more recent application documents.

THE BOTTOM LINE ON OLD TOWN NEW CONSTRUCTION

There are so many exciting projects popping up right now in Old Town, along with a lot of smaller infill or complete rehab projects of individual, historic properties.  If you want to stay in the loop, we’re happy to help walk you through what to know when buying Old Town new construction and help you keep an eye out for just the right match. Want to read about the latest in new construction throughout Alexandria, check out our blog here.

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