By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]
Inova Health System will be relocating its Alexandria hospital to the large-scale, long underdeveloped Landmark Mall site on the city’s West End as part of an agreement between Inova, the city and several major developers, according to a news release.
Inova is investing $1 billion to create its new medical campus, where the nonprofit health care provider will be able to expand its medical services. At its new site, Inova will be able to offer a larger emergency room, private patient rooms and the Inova Schar Cancer Institute at Alexandria Hospital, which will provide full cancer services, according to the news release.
The 52-acre enclosed mall site will also feature a mixed-use space with residential, retail, commercial and entertainment offerings, according to the news release. The project will feature a central plaza, series of parks and public spaces, transit hub for DASH and Metrobus and affordable and workforce housing through developer contributions, according to the news release. Construction at the Landmark site could begin as soon as 2023, with the initial buildings completed by 2025, according to the release.
Developers Foulger-Pratt, The Howard Hughes Corporation and Seritage Growth Properties will also be involved in the project, according to the release.
The Landmark Mall site, which sits adjacent to I-395 in the West End, has been an object of interest for the city for years. Inova stated it plans on working with the city to rezone its current site to allow for residential uses, according to the release.
Although the project is still in its early stages, a set of virtual meetings will be held to provide the community with additional information. The meetings will be held on Jan.4 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. and will provide details on the Landmark site redevelopment and Seminary Road site rezoning respectively.