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Alexandria hotel may be redeveloped with townhouses, arts facility

The hotel may also get a new facade and a new use as a multi-family residential tower

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.
Photo via Google Street View

The planning is still only in the nascent stages, so expect changes as time goes on, but Washington, D.C.-based developer Carr Properties hopes to redevelop Alexandria, Virginia’s Crowne Plaza Hotel with approximately 40 townhouses and a roughly 5,000-square-foot arts facility.

The 253-room, 14-story hotel, located at 801 N. Fairfax Street, will either remain a hotel or become a multi-family residential tower. The facade will also be refreshed, according to the Washington Business Journal.

The townhouses will be located on the existing surface parking lot for the hotel.

For the arts facility, there are plans for it to be a new home for MetroStage, Alexandria, Virginia’s professional theater company. If those plans don’t work out, MetroStage will move into a newly redeveloped building at its existing site, located at 1201 N. Royal Street.

Washington Business Journal reported that the developer’s goal is to finalize all of the details on the project by late 2018.

• ​Carr plans to reposition the Crowne Plaza in Alexandria. Here’s what’s in store. [Washington Business Journal]