ALEXANDRIA, VA—One of the largest development projects in thecity's pipeline is expected to shift into the formal approvalprocess in short order. Abramsom Properties isproposing to build it's the Gateway mixed-use project at the formerJefferson Memorial Hospital site here.


The 695,000-square-foot development to be constructed at 4600King St., will involve a 14-story, 405-unit apartment buildingabove a ground-floor, 62,000-square-foot supermarket. The plansalso call for a four-story, mixed-use building with 6,000 squarefeet of ground-floor retail topped by nearly 50 affordableapartments, and an eight-story, hotel of approximately 140 rooms,according to the Washington Business Journal.


“Everything is ready to go and we expect our approvals by theend of the year,” says Danny Abramson, co-founderof Alexandria, VA-based Abramsom Properties.


Abramsom is in contract with the Lazlo N. TauberFoundation to acquire the land for the project and hasidentified a supermarket anchor, but would not release the identityof the grocer until a contract is signed. He adds that the hotelcomponent of the project has drawn strong interest. See story inthe Washington Business Journal.

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