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Alexandria Waterfront Project Put On Hold


The proposal to build two mixed-use buildings on the site of the Robinson Terminal North warehouse in Old Town Alexandria has hit the brakes.

Developers CityInterests and Rooney Properties put demolition and construction work on hold as they evaluate economic alternatives, the Washington Business Journal reports. 

The plan—which called for a 132-room hotel, 66 multifamily units and as many as four restaurants—was unanimously approved by the Alexandria City Council in October. 

"Robinson Terminal North is an ambitious and complicated project that is an important piece of the city’s adopted vision for a revitalized waterfront, and is critical in realizing our goal of connected public access along the entire shoreline," Alexandria Economic Development Partnership CEO Stephanie Landrum said in a statement to Bisnow. "The commercial uses will complement and activate our waterfront public spaces, and generate significant positive economic impact. We look forward to supporting the owners as they evaluate design and economic alternatives to make sure this site's full potential is realized in the near future." [WBJ]