Developer/Owner Combined Properties
Type Mixed-use, multifamily, retail, and town homes
Delivery Date Unknown/Delayed
Units 400 Apartments & 41 town homes
Retail Up to 44,000 square feet
Land 10 Acres

Groundbreaking is delayed indefinitely pending grocer lease; construction of townhouses to begin in 2017.

Combined Properties Inc., the longtime owner of Penn Daw Plaza, has demolished the 50-year old shopping center and will replace it with a mixed-use, transit-oriented development, named South Alex.

Situated the heart of rapidly developing South Alexandria, South Alex is located at the intersection of Route 1 and Kings Highway, and is within comfortable walking distance of the Huntington Metro station.  The development will be composed of 400 Class-A apartment units, 41 townhouses,  44,000 SF of retail  space, and a national specialty grocer.  The planned development is in line with the 2012 Comprehensive Plan amendment for the Penn Daw area, and received rezoning approval by the Board of Supervisors on January 14, 2014.

See more photos below: 

South Alex, early conceptual rendering (we want to emphasize early!)












Penn Daw Plaza, the future site of South Alex, under demolition, Fall 2016. Note The Shelby in the background.