Original article by Alexandria Living Magazine, June 22, 2020
Nearly 100 new residences could come to Old Town, replacing a vacant building.
Avanti, a development company, is requesting a series of changes in zoning, density and more to demolish the Alexandria Lighting & Supply building and build a 5-story multi-family building with 94 residential units, underground parking and retail space on the ground floor. The project could go before City Council for approval in early July.
Alexandria Lighting & Supply, which has been in business for more than half a century, would move to a new location.
The project would include undergrounding utilities.
At least seven of the units would be affordable housing. The residences could be rentals or condominiums.
The 0.75 acre site is at the corner of Wythe Street and North Henry Street.
More information about the project is available in city documents here.