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Clark Builders Group to Revitalize Historic Site in Alexandria, Virginia

Partnership with JBG and MRP Includes Two New Projects at Old Potomac Rail Yard
August 30, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Clark Builders Group (CBG) partnered with developer JBG Companies and MRP Realty to begin work this September on the Exchange at Potomac Yard, 20 acres within a 300-acre plot of land situated mainly within the City of Alexandria. The site will feature various residential, commercial, and retail developments, including Notch 8 and two buildings within Potomac Yard Town Center to be constructed by CBG.

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Avalon Potomac Yard

Once home to a bustling rail yard, Potomac Yard had sat abandoned for more than 20 years due to route changes in the local train system. The site is now being developed and includes 20 acres designated for the Exchange at Potomac Yard, which will include retail space, new homes, and a park with an ice skating rink for use during winter months. Once complete, CBG's Notch 8, named after the railroad term "full speed ahead," will be a six-story, 253-unit apartment community with a Giant grocery store and underground parking.

The building will include a pool, bathhouse, party room, and green roof courtyard. "It hearkens back to the rail yard heritage. It's an industrial-modern look, but it has a very unique feel which relates to Potomac Yard," Andrew VanHorn said, a senior vice president with JBG. CBG and MRP will also commence construction on Potomac Yard Town Center, a 17-acre, mixed-use development with retail, office, a hotel, and a park. CBG's two buildings will feature 323 residences and luxurious amenities including a pool, fitness center, rooftop lounge, and a patio.

Both Notch 8 and Potomac Yard Town Center are targeting LEED certification, with the Giant grocery store seeking LEED Silver.

"Alexandria is fortunate to be home to 212 acres of Potomac Yard. It is a major component in our city's future, including a new Metrorail stop, and it is exciting to have the Town Center taking shape," said Alexandria Mayor, William D. Euille. "The Exchange is a perfect example of sound, smart growth development..."

"CBG is thrilled to partner with JBG and MRP and breathe new life into this historic Alexandria site," said John Villa, senior vice president on the project. "This community has given our team a unique opportunity to revitalize an area with a great historic past, and build a place that will serve Potomac Yard residents and the broader neighborhood."


About Clark Builders Group Consistently ranked as one of the top multifamily builders in the nation, Clark Builders Group (CBG) is one of the nation's premier builders of luxury apartments, military family housing, and mixed-use communities. CBG has constructed more than 60,000 homes since its founding in 1992 and boasts an extensive portfolio of nationally acclaimed, award-winning communities on both coasts. CBG is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, one of the nation's oldest and largest private general contractors. For more information, visit www.clarkbuildersgroup.com.