Robinson Terminal North

March 24, 2024 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

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.

In 2013, Rooney Properties bought the property from The Washington Post Co. and there have been several iterations of plans for the property since. There are restrictions on how the property can be used from a previous legal settlement due to contamination from the old chemical plant, but Rooney Properties is confident in their current plan.

AlexRenew has been using the east portion of the site for its RiverRenew project, including building a diversion facility to prevent sewage overflow from entering the Potomac River. We don’t yet know how this will fit into the new project.  

The new 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.

While the new plans have been set forth, there are still serious concerns about ground contamination on the site. Because of that, the developers will be leaving in place the concrete slab that currently supports the warehouse on the west side of North Union Street, and there will be meetings regarding the environmental remediation issues on the site, including soil issues and how those will be remediated on the east side.


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