EYA is nearing the opening date on their Old Town Alexandria project, Robinson Landing. Originally the site of a deep water landing when first mapped in 1749 by a surveyor and his young assistant, George Washington, the land had once one of the busiest seaports in America but was gradually filled in. The nearly complete project consists of 70 condos in 3 buildings facing the water, as well as 26 (already completed) townhomes. Designed by Shalom Baranes and built by Donohoe Construction, the project sits on 2 acres of land on the south side of Old Town, overlooking the Potomac River, the MGM hotel at National Harbor, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Incorporated into the site is a warehouse, first built in the late 1700's and replaced in the late 1800's, which still stands. Excavation of the historic site was expected to take 9 months but stretched to double that thanks to the discovery of 3 buried ships, sinking old ships being a common practice to fill in land in the 19th century. 8,000 s.f. of retail space will also face the Potomac and include restaurants Shoreline and Barca by Alexandria Restaurant Partners, the latter designed by Hapstak Demetriou made partially out of shipping containers located on a pier in the Potomac. Condo sales began at $1.25m for a one-bedroom unit.
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