Two existing 1980’s office buildings in Alexandria have received a Development Special Use Permit (DSUP) approval for conversion to multi-family residential use. One of the key architectural challenges of the project is utilizing the existing components and materials of both buildings and introducing design elements to make both residential buildings. The adaptive use project, located at the corner of Park Avenue Centre Drive and Ford Avenue will yield 435 new residential units including 10 affordable units. The ground floor plaza level will be redesigned to accommodate interior and exterior amenities for residents, such as private terraces, exterior “lounges”, and a pool. The first lower garage level will also include access to additional building amenities, rear terraces, and the pool deck. The remaining four lower garage levels will remain as parking for residents and members for the existing gym, XSport.