Located at 1701 Duke at Edmonson Plaza, asking rates for thefive-story, 115,000-square-foot office building are $33 per squarefoot, triple net, Stouffer says.Last year,http://www.globest.com/news/1340_1340/washington/176692-1.htmltheCouncil on Social Work Education signed a lease to occupy 13,859square feet at building. At the end of last year, the Burgess Groupsigned on to occupy 16,000 square feet. Most recently, accountingfirm Kearney & Co. said it was relocating and expanding itsheadquarters -- moving from its 20,000-square-foot home in thenearby Park Center development to 38,000 square feet at theEdmonson Plaza.

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Kearney was represented in that transaction by Jude Collins ofCushman & Wakefield Stouffer attributes the interest in thebuilding to the fact that it is the first in Alexandria in tenyears to deliver within a block of the King Street metro station.It is also the first in Old Town with a full height glass curtainwall, he adds.

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Edmonson Plaza also has historical significance: it commemoratesthe Civil War era life stories of Emily and Mary Edmonson who wereheld at1707 Duke St., after the two sisters were capturedattempting to flee North.Eventually emancipated from slavery, theirexperiences served as the basis for several of the characters inHarriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

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