|Markham Street viewed from the AMF Annandale Lanes parking lot, with the Little River Plaza shopping center and The Parliaments in the background.|
A few more details have emerged on the redevelopment project planned for the site of the bowling alley on Markham Street in central Annandale. Nothing has been finalized, though, and the plans could change. In fact, a formal proposal hasn’t been submitted to Fairfax County yet.
The project is being developed by Southern Management Corp. which manages The Parliaments apartments across the street from AMF Annandale Lanes and many other housing complexes in the D.C. area.
Amenities at what is temporarily known as Markham Place are expected to include high-quality flooring. appliances, and kitchen and bathroom finishes; shuttle service to Metro; a three-level parking garage with an outdoor pool and landscaping on top; a fitness center; a community lounge for residents with printers and wifi; and high-tech elements, such as automated security at the front desk and the ability to control the thermostat remotely via smart phone.
“Annandale is desperate for new quality high-tech apartment living,” the Southern Management rep says. “All the new class-A rental housing is going up in Merrifield. We think there’s an opportunity to build some of that in downtown Annandale.” Southern Management will continue to manage the project after it’s completed.