Legacy By Grace


Major mixed-use development eyed for site across from Landmark Mall

Hekemian & Co. is in the earliest stages of plotting the mixed-use redevelopment of a large parcel directly across Duke Street from Alexandria’s Landmark Mall, which it quietly acquired earlier this year. The 8.2-acre site currently includes a Big Lots store, formerly a Best Buy, as well as the Alley Cat restaurant, Dunya Banquet Hall

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Game Changer Award: Virginia Tech at Potomac Yard

Virginia Tech’s planned $1 billion computer science-focused Alexandria campus and Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters in Arlington are inexorably tied. When determining where to locate HQ2, Amazon landed on Northern Virginia in 2018 partly because of the state’s promise to fuel higher education and build its tech talent pipeline. Virginia Tech secured the initial funds for

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Another massive project is going up near Reston’s Metro station. Three prominent developers are in the mix.

Construction is beginning on a massive redevelopment project just across from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station, as EYA advances one piece of a mixed-use makeover of an aging office park. The Bethesda developer just broke ground on 115 townhomes anchoring one section of the project, dubbed the “Reston Midline,” which  will include close to 1.8

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Best Redevelopment: Ballston Quarter

Turning a mall inside out is a lofty task, but Brookfield Properties was up for the challenge. Now, the owner of Ballston Quarter is facing a bigger one in Covid-19. Ballston Quarter, the redevelopment of the former Ballston Common Mall, delivered in the first quarter of 2019. It was a major and much- needed undertaking.

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