By Cody Mello-Klein | email@example.com
With demolition of the long vacant Landmark Mall set to start this spring ahead of its eventual redevelopment, the site is getting a new name: West End Alexandria.
Foulger-Pratt, the developer behind the project, announced the new name of the site on Tuesday, stating its intent to integrate the site into the existing West End neighborhood.
“West End will not be a new community, but rather an infrastructure to enable the existing community to thrive,” Cameron Pratt, managing partner and CEO of Foulger-Pratt,said in a statement. “West End Alexandria will represent the best in what community can offer —a welcoming, inviting, inclusive space for business, medical care, residential opportunities as well as shopping and dining.”
City Council approved agreements for redevelopment of the site with Foulger-Pratt, Howard Hughes Corporation and Seritage Growth Properties in December 2021. Plans for the site include a new, expanded Inova Alexandria Hospital, which will relocate from Seminary Road, as well as residential, retail and entertainment spaces, a new fire station and a transit hub.