The Thornton

Alexandria, VA


The Thornton represents the redevelopment of a 1940’s low-rise garden community on a 6.8 acre waterfront site in the heavily sought, high barrier-to-entry City of Alexandria sub-market. Through a multi-year re-planning and entitlement process in Alexandria, Foulger-Pratt was able to triple approved density on the site,  maintain historic architectural design required by many jurisdictional layers, and achieve a low land basis.

Approved in 2014, the redevelopment plan leverages the site’s Cameron Run waterfront and recreational  setting, walkability to Old Town Alexandria, and immediate access to both the George Washington Parkway and the Capital Beltway. Additionally, the project has proximity to two Metro stations and major employment centers including Carlyle Center, the Pentagon, Mark Center, Old Town, National Harbor, and Downtown Washington, DC. Residents will be able to take advantage of natural surroundings, waterfront views of the Potomac River and surrounding parks, as well as nearby amenities like the Old Town Waterfront and miles of trails leading to Mount Vernon.

Alexandria’s City Council has plans to revitalize the Old Town Waterfront and enhance its connection to the  broader City neighborhoods.  The Thornton is part of this plan which allows pedestrian and bike linkages into Old Town and its central commercial arteries, as well as recreational opportunities along  Cameron Run and the Mount Vernon Trail.  

The project features creative design that adheres to the strict design guidelines set forth by the City of Alexandria, its Board of Architectural Review, and the even the National Park Service that oversees the site’s frontage along the historic George Washington Parkway built in 1932.

Building amenities include an infinity pool overlooking Cameron Run, a top-of-the-line fitness center with yoga studio, concierge services, business center, bicycle storage and repair center, storage, library, club room and pet washing facilities.