Construction of a five-story, 276-unit luxury apartment building near the corner of Monroe Avenue and Main Line Boulevard will begin in November.
The complex, which is referred to as Monroe Square at Del Ray East by developer Woodfield Investments, will include a six-level (one level below grade), 368-space parking garage and 3,500 square feet of retail space. Seventy percent of the units will be one-bedroom apartments.
The retail space is not expected to house a restaurant.
“We’ll take all-comers, but we want an amenity [for our residents],” Todd Jacobus of Woodfield Investments said at a meeting with neighbors on Monday at the Reingold office on Monroe Avenue.
Jacobus said there is the potential to split the retail space into two storefronts.
The parking garage will be built first and is expected to take six to seven months to complete. The apartments will be constructed around the garage, shielding it from view from the street.
Construction work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and holidays. Work is not permitted on Sundays.
The construction process will include some drilling work and the use of a tower crane.
Construction workers will park on the unfinished portion of S. Main Line Boulevard to the south of the site. Workers are not permitted to park on Monroe or Leslie avenues.
Jacobus anticipated that construction would be completed in about 22 months.
The building will have some art-deco design elements similar to George Washington Middle School and the former Gold Crust building that will soon house Swing’s Coffee.
The complex received approval from Alexandria City Council in January.
Woodfield Investments completed the Siena Park apartment complex on Columbia Pike in Arlington County in 2009.