530 First Street
Situated in the Old Town North neighborhood of the City of Alexandria, Gables Old Town North will become a new retail hub and gateway for the district. The mixed-use development is anchored at the street level by over 50,000 sf of retail, a public plaza, and tranquil green space. The amenities continue above for the residents including three distinct podium level courtyards and rooftop deck with views of the Potomac River. The architecture seeks to respect the past mercantile history of the neighborhood yet look to the future with its modern amenities and details.
The building is designed as a podium with two full levels of underground parking, townhouse style walk-up units at the street, and a combination of four and five upper levels of wood frame construction. The loading for the project has also been completely internalized resulting in minimal disruption to the neighborhood and pedestrian.