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What Will the New Alexandria Hospital Look Like?

City releases design renderings giving residents a glimpse into the future

The concept plan for the new Alexandria Hospital (Photos courtesy City of Alexandria)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – For the last two years, The Zebra Press has reported extensively on the redevelopment of Landmark Mall, from a breaking news story announcing that the site would become a medical campus for Inova to its ground-breaking ceremony.  The latest development for the site of the new Alexandria Hospital came just a week ago when the city publicly released Inova’s permit application.

The application includes design renderings for the 930,000 square-foot campus.

The proposed main entrance of the hospital

In Dec. 2020, as written in The Zebra, Mayor Justin Wilson saw the campus as crucial to revitalizing the West End, saying it would provide “significant benefits for Alexandria and the region at a time when focus on our long-term future is critical. Inova Alexandria Hospital has been an anchor in our city for generations, and a new, modern hospital facility at Landmark would be the perfect site for the world-class care that is synonymous with Inova.​”

The permit application says that 675,000 square feet will be allocated for the new hospital and 130,000 square feet will be used to build a specialized cancer center.

In July of last year, Alexandria City Council approved the site as a mixed-use community space, meaning the hospital will be surrounded by, for example, park areas, entertainment offerings, and retail space.

A view of the hospital facing west

The Alexandria Planning Commission and City Council are expected to give their final approval for the design in March. The former will hold a public meeting on March 7 and the latter on March 10.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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