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Hoffman Block 11 & 12 Approved

Recently, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a mixed-use major new development in the Eisenhower Valley.

The development proposal by Hoffman Company, LLC for Blocks 11 and 12 in the Eisenhower East district includes the construction of two buildings located at 2210 Eisenhower Avenue.

Block 11 consists of one building with two towers for a total of approximately 675,000 square feet – an east tower with 22 stories and a west tower adjacent to the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station consisting of 31 stories. There will be a 723-space, five level underground parking garage for the buildings. In addition, a 150-space surface parking lot on Block 11 will accommodate Harris Teeter customers. This lot is located below major Dominion Virginia Power transmission lines and no buildings can be located in this area.

Block 12 will include a 28-story building with approximately 640,000 square feet and 782 above-and below-grade parking spaces. The northeast corner of Block 12 will have a small open space plaza area on the Hoffman LLC’s property, which could be used for informal gathering space or outdoor dining.

This development creates four new streets that will contribute to the creation of an urban grid system in the East Eisenhower area. In conjunction with this project, there will be a major renovation of the Eisenhower Metro Station, including reconfigured and consolidated bus facilities, relocation of the Kiss & Ride lot, better taxi, shuttle and car-share spaces and upgraded paving and canopies. There will be a new open space plaza immediately north of the Metro station entrance (where the current Kiss & Ride lot is located) will be created as part of this proposal. The City and Hoffman will share design and construction costs of this portion of the project. Hoffman Company LLC will implement bus loop improvements and the City will make station improvements using existing grant funds. The Alexandria CIP budget next year will be modified to reflect this new project.

The project proposes over 50,000 square feet, which equates to more than 50 units of new affordable housing and monetary contributions to the City’s Housing Trust Fund. The project will get green building LEED certification.

Block 11 & 12 - Eisenhower Metro Station
Block 11 & 12 – Eisenhower Metro Station (Click on photo for large version

Lee Hernly, Editor

Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events.

I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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