Notch 8

Alexandria, VA

The building’s name, Notch 8, is a nod to the property’s heritage as a rail yard and is a railroad term meaning “full speed ahead.”

Torti Gallas designed Notch 8 as part of The Exchange at Potomac Yard, the new mixed-use, transit-oriented town center at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia. This exciting mixed-use residential-retail project on a 1.9 acre site includes a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom residences, some of which are designed as affordable. Built around a residential courtyard with a pool and other amenities, the six-story building includes a 65,000 SF Giant grocery store on the ground level and underground parking for 478 cars. The future Potomac Yard Metro station with Yellow and Blue Line service will be adjacent to the new Town Center.

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Project Data

253 residential units, including
4 low-income units
254,000 gsf including amenity spaces, plus a residential courtyard with amenities including a pool
295 parking spaces
65,000 sf Giant grocery store


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Unit Plans
Building Information Modeling


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