The area surrounding the Braddock Place Metro Station in Alexandria has to be one of the most under developed Metro Stations on the Blue/Yellow Line.
Currently much development around the station has been limited by the low income housing that is in close proximity to the Metro. This is a good thing because these are the people who value reliable public transportation the most. However a little commercial development isn’t bad either.
We recently spotted these Public Notice signs around the properties to the North of the Metro Station not only announcing the new development, but also showing a nice little sketch of the layout and residential/commercial mix proposed. The area currently is filled with parking lots, warehouses, and a car wash. The mixed use site is being called The Gateway with 732,000 square ft of net building area for residential, retail, commercial, office, and possibly a hotel. This would be a nice addition to the neighborhood which has already welcomed many new businesses and restaurants to the revitalized area including DCMetrocentric fan favorite Rustico.
Follow the jump for a close up of the Notice and land use sketch…