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Developers propose high-rise residential building to replace office buildings on Eisenhower Avenue

At a Carlyle / Eisenhower East Design Review Board meeting on Thursday night, representatives from developer Mid-Atlantic Realty Partners presented plans to redevelop two medical office buildings into a high-rise multi-family residential building.

The site is located off Eisenhower Avenue between Mill Road and Elizabeth Lane. It is 4 blocks east of the Eisenhower Avenue subway station.

The proposed building, which will be called 2121 Eisenhower Ave., is divided into two phases. Each phase consists of the construction of a 24-storey L-shaped tower which will be connected by a six-storey parking garage.

The two towers will contain a total of 788 housing units, including 43 affordable units. The parking garage will have 712 parking spaces. A swimming pool and a furnished terrace will be located above the structure of the parking garage. The space shared between the towers will also serve to visually separate the height and mass of the two towers.

Some board members criticized the design of the building’s facade which, according to the architect, SK + I, will be either masonry or metal. The majority of members thought the design was too busy and disjointed, but otherwise approved of the height, mass and scale of the project. A motion passed approval of the height, mass and scale of the proposal, with the understanding that there will be significant work on the facade of the building before it is submitted to council for administration in August.

Learn more about the project and watch a recording of Thursday’s meeting here.

by the staff of Alexandria Living magazine

June 18, 2021

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