CBG, MRP Realty Unveil Transit-Oriented Development in Alexandria

CBG Building Co. and MRP Realty have finished construction of The Parker, a new TOD hoping to attract residents commuting to the greater Washington, D.C., area.

A rendering of The Parker, Alexandria, Va.

Alexandria, Va.—Huntington Metro Station commuters will have a new sight to see with the completion of a 360-unit apartment community in close proximity to the station. CBG Building Co. has completed construction of The Parker, a wood-framed mid-rise community on Huntington Avenue and Metroview Parkway that marks the company’s second project for developer MRP Realty.

To build the community, a 40-year-old office building was torn down. The community now features five floors of studio, one- and two-bedroom units with a 468-space parking garage below ground.

According to Southeast Fairfax Development Corp., this is only Phase I of the project. Phase II will include a 15-story, 260,000-square-foot office/retail space and a 200-room hotel. The rezoning for the project was approved in November 2012.

“The Parker is a true win for the neighborhood where the luxury style and quality of housing has been in demand for years,” said John Begert, principal at MRP.

Luxurious amenities abound at the Parker, where residents will have access to a fitness center with yoga studio and indoor golf simulation room, outdoor dog park, indoor pet spa, two courtyards, a pool, bocce court and a walking trail with outdoor fitness stations. Convenient features include controlled access entry, package concierge, online and mobile rent payment options and 24-hour emergency maintenance.

A rendering of the pool area at The Parker

A rendering of the pool area at The Parker

Located just 90 feet from the Metro, residents can also venture out for business or pleasure using the Huntington Metro Station, which connects them to Old Town Alexandria, downtown Washington, D.C., the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport and the Rossyln-Ballston Corridor via the Yellow and Blue Lines. If traveling by car, The Parker is in close proximity to the Capital Beltway and the George Washington Parkway.

The transit-oriented development, aside from promoting the use of public transportation, is also targeted for LEED certification. The property consumes 13 percent less energy than conventional apartments and has environmentally friendly features such as bicycle routes and storage, and walkways. CBG also recycled more than three-quarters of its constructction waste and used recycled and locally manufactured materials during construction.

CBG and MRP have teamed up before on The Alric, a 323-unit luxury apartment community also in Alexandria.

Renderings courtesy of CBG