Status: Demolition underway
Combined Properties Inc., the longtime owner of Penn Daw Plaza, has announced plans to demolish the 50-year old shopping center and replace it with a mixed-use, transit-oriented development, named South Alex.
“Situated the heart of rapidly developing South Alexandria, South Alex is located at the intersection of Route 1 and Kings Highway, and is within comfortable walking distance of the Huntington Metro station. The development will be composed of 400 Class-A apartment units, 41 townhouses, 44,000 SF of retail space, and a national specialty grocer. The planned development is in line with the 2012 Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Penn Daw area, and received rezoning approval by the Board of Supervisors on January 14, 2014.” Mixed-use building is delayed pending grocer lease; construction of townhouses to begin in 2017.