New EYA Condos to be Built in Alexandria Office Building

by UrbanTurf Staff

The future site of EYA’s condo project.

The Alexandria office building at 601 North Fairfax Street (map) that recently sold for $21 million was purchased by EYA, and will be turned into condos, according to Globe St.

EYA senior vice president AJ Jackson on why the commercial building will make for good residential units:

The floorplates are large and the building is situated so three out of the four sides have a water view. The project is still in the design phase.

A source that UrbanTurf spoke with said that the southern end of the building is tiered (see photo above), which could make for some really large terraces on the units. Potential buyers of the building initially felt that it could accommodate 100-150 residential units, but that number has been pared down, and the final product will likely be somewhere in the 50-75 condos with large floorplans. Of course, the number of units, their size and the design of the project could go through various iterations before construction begins.

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  1. Makeba said at 8:15 pm on Thursday October 13, 2011:

    Interesting! I applaud this direction. For years EYA has played it ‘safe’ with the same somewhat-boring home designs.It will be nice to see a change.

  1. Jason Trotman said at 1:24 am on Monday October 17, 2011:

    I really like this edgy architectural design by EYA. I think this is going to be a very sought-after condo project.

  1. Jennifer McIvor said at 4:29 pm on Monday October 17, 2011:

    Great post Urban Turf Staff as always. For a point of clarification, the image shown is a photograph of the existing office building. EYA’s plan is to strip the entire exterior. The building (when converted) will have an entirely new look. This image is not a rendering of EYA’s proposed facade for the condo building.

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