JM Zell Partners and Hines Ltd. are planning to construct the first building within the 6-acre Carlyle Plaza Two, a long-planned four-tower office and residential complex south of Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia.
The second residential tower in Carlyle Plaza Two, the closest building to the Capital Beltway to the south, may rise to 354 feet.
Both towers will be among the region’s five tallest residential buildings, rivaling those planned for Rosslyn.
The developers expect to break ground on the four-tower office and residential complex in late spring 2017.
The design features three rectangular blocks of nearly equal height, with the middle block slipped roughly 25 feet to the south to create a cantilever effect.
The result of the cantilever is two large outdoor terraces, one on the 16th floor and another on the 26th. There will be a fifth-floor amenity terrace, with pool, as well.
The unit breakdown: 22 studios, 238 one-bedroom apartments and 122 two-bedroom units.
“They want an iconic building,” Jeffrey Zell, JM Zell president, said of Alexandria. “They now have an iconic building.”
The development site is immediately east of The Alexan apartment building and north of the Alexandria Renew Nutrient Management Facility.
Alexandria approved the development plan for Carlyle Plaza Two in 2012 — for 755,114 square feet of office in two towers and 632,056 square feet of residential in two more towers.
The plan was later amended to offer the option of converting 325,000 square feet of office space to hotel and residential use.