Residential properties are coming to Salamander Resort & Spa and Strand Street in Alexandria, plus more developments in Northern Virginia.
Salamander gets in the residential game
Known as a luxury retreat owned by Sheila Johnson, The Salamander Resort & Spa is opening its offerings to accommodate residential units come 2017. Forty-nine luxury homes will be built on the 340-acre spread and will showcase “architectural details including stunning stonework, bluestone patios, dramatic tile selections, a wine cellar, stone fireplace, a gourmet kitchen designed by working chefs and sustainable all-natural materials that blend with artisan-craftsmanship and 21st-century technology,” according to the company. Cottages will be between 3,000 and 4,000 square feet, and stables will be between 5,000 and 7,000 square feet with prices starting at $1.5 million. The project is expected to start construction next year.
Proposed residential at The Strand
Working within the Waterfront changes happening throughout the City of Alexandria, the IDI Group (Carlyle Towers in Alexandria, The Rotunda in McLean and Leisure World in Lansdowne) submitted plans proposing a 62,000-square-foot, 160-unit multifamily building to be built at 211 Strand St. where there is currently a parking lot. The plan calls for residential over retail. The overall development is for three lots, 203, 205 and 211 Strand St., with the 211 Strand St. building being a five-story structure and 205 Strand St. being a three-story structure. The 203 Strand St. building, where Chadwicks Restaurant currently resides, will be unchanged. The proposal went before the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review in early September with the staff recommending the proposed development will fit within the Alexandria Waterfront Plan albeit with some minor design tweaks.
Lexington 7 development moves ahead
After years of sitting in limbo, Capital Associates, owners of the 76-acre property in Leesburg, were given approval by Loudoun supervisors to move forward with a rezoning that now calls for 113 age-restricted townhomes and a 125-room continuing care facility. The development will also include 60 acres of office development, a gas station, two drive-thru restaurants and a restaurant.