Located in Alexandria, Virginia, Del Ray Central is comprised of 141 one- and two-bedroom apartments in two buildings above a dual-level garage. With 16 of its 141 apartments structured in a 'liner unit' setup, Del Ray Central blends in seamlessly with existing single homes and townhomes in the community. The mid-level project also includes a retail space that can accommodate a restaurant or café with space for outdoor seating. Situated on a two-acre lot, Del Ray Central features rich landscaping, including brick pavers, trees, benches and planters.
Del Ray Central promotes pedestrian travel with its location within walking distance of Del Ray’s Business District and Nicholas A. Colasanto Recreational Park. The community also directly participated in urban and brownfield redevelopment and the team tackled the daunting task of rehabilitating and developing a contaminated site. Del Ray Central features erosion and sedimentation controls, Energy Star® appliances, water efficient fixtures and innovative wastewater technologies, carbon dioxide monitoring, heating, cooling and building envelopes designed to exceed thermal comfort requirements, energy efficient lighting, windows, and doors, EnergyStar® qualified roofing materials, and the use of low-VOC paints, sealants, and carpet.