Alexan Old Town is located on a site previously used for a WMATA Bus Facility, rezoned from commercial to residential use in Historic Old Town Alexandria. This site transformation to a luxury apartment building with first-class amenities required a contemporary six-story multifamily building on two street frontages. On the remaining frontages are four-story townhouse scale units, designed to respect the existing residences adjacent to the site.
Two floating glass bridges are provided to connect the wood apartment buildings, breaking up the block, and providing street-level access to the ground-level pool courtyard. The mat foundation was constructed on contaminated soils with post-tensioned concrete soil uplift anchors to accommodate buoyant forces due to elevated groundwater.
The three distinct roof terraces provide residents with a range of amenities along with exceptional views of the Potomac River and the surrounding Historic Old Town Alexandria. The development also includes a level and a half of below-grade parking.
Location: Alexandria, VA
Number of Floors: 6
Post Tensioned Concrete