1111 BELLE PRE APARTMENTS
1111 BELLE PRE APARTMENTS Alexandria, Virginia The burgeoning crossroads of King Street and Located just two blocks from theBraddock Road Metrorail Station, 1111 Belle Pre Apartments (formerly known as The Madison) combines 340 residential units with 25,000 square feet of local and national retail over two levels of underground parking. The residences offer one and two bedrooms, complemented by a roof deck, water feature, and private courtyard fire pit. Belle Pre Plaza comprises two buildings. The building to the north rises to seven stories, enclosing a private courtyard. The U-shaped south building, of five stories, defines a public courtyard. The façade will evoke a collection of buildings designed “over time” meant to capture the charm and history of Old Town Alexandria, while respecting the history of the warehouse district where the project is located. The development creates two new streets, a service alley and a vehicular oneway street that leads to an 8,000-square-foot public courtyard. The project includes 85 retail parking spaces and more than 400 residential spaces.
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