On September 14 2019, Alexandria City Council approved a development special use permit application to allow a new mixed-use development on the 1300 block of King Street.
Walsh Colucci land use attorneys Cathy Puskar and Bob Brant guided the applicant, 1300 King, LLC, through the development review process. Cathy and Bob worked with the development team, City staff, and the community to develop a proposal that is consistent with the City’s vision for Upper King Street. The project will include a four story mixed-use building with 31 condominium units and 6,400 square feet of ground floor retail facing King Street. The new building will be integrated with two existing historic buildings at the corner of King Street and South Payne Street, which will be restored and retained for continued retail use. The development will include streetscape improvements along King Street and South Payne Street, will provide 3,400 square feet of rooftop and terrace-level open space, and is characterized by high quality architecture that fits in with the character of Old Town. The significant ground floor retail component of the development will serve as a quality location for new retail and/or restaurant tenants, and will generate additional activity along Upper King Street. The vibrant mixed-use development advances the City’s vision for Old Town, is consistent with the City’s King Street Retail Strategy, and represents another step towards the revitalization of Upper King Street.