Buildings & Beyond

Park + Ford

Alexandria, Virginia
435 Apartments
Best Adaptive Reuse: Multifamily Executive Awards (Grand Award), NAIOP Northern Virginia, Delta Associates (Washington/Baltimore category)
115,000 SF Office

Adaptive Reuse Brings New Life to Office Complex

The transformation of the former Park Center was realized with the October 2021 completion of its new incarnation as the Park+Ford apartment community.  Two 14-story former office buildings in the Park Center complex were redeveloped to provide 435 fresh and modern apartments. The third building in the complex continues to provide 60,000 SF of office space plus a 55,000 SF X-Sport Fitness club as part of the newly envisioned mixed-use center.

The complex is well-located and presented an ideal opportunity to re-envision the existing property by creating a mixed-use complex that is designed to meet the evolving demands of renters in Northern Virginia. The new Park + Ford apartments provide attractive, modern residences with convenient access to major employment, retail and entertainment centers in nearby Arlington and Alexandria.

The apartments at Park + Ford are configured as studio, one- and two-bedroom units in a variety of floor plans.  The units are fitted with contemporary fixtures and appliances with a nod to Alexandria’s industrial historical past.  The former office building’s floorplates and high ceilings were ideal for reconfiguring into comfortable residences infused with natural light and expansive area views. Residents enjoy a host of indoor and outdoor common areas for co-working, small gatherings or quiet relaxation.