Alexandria, Va. – Foulger-Pratt, The Howard Hughes Corp. and Seritage Growth Properties broke ground on the 4 million square foot WestEnd Alexandria project with the demolition of the Landmark Mall. The development is located approximately eight miles outside of Washington, DC in Alexandria.
Built in 1965 as an open-air mall, the 715,520-square-foot Landmark was converted to an enclosed mall in 1990. The mall officially closed in 2017 after Howard Hughes Corp. bought the former Macy’s store. However, the Sears department store remained open through 2020.
Last year, Sears’ owner, the City of Alexandria, signed a 99-year leasehold agreement with Inova Health on the site where the health system is building a $1 billion hospital campus that will span 11 acres.
When fully completed, WestEnd Alexandria will be 52 acres and contain 2,500 apartments, including 200 affordable housing units; parks and open spaces; approximately 125,000 square feet of medical office buildings; nearly 235,000 square feet of retail and restaurant use; and a new facility for the Alexandria Fire-EMS Station 208.
Foulger-Pratt, Howard Hughes and Seritage plan to begin Phase I of the WestEnd Alexandria in 2023, with the first residential buildings to be delivered in 2025.