The View from South of the Potomac River: Big Parking Changes for the Palazzo at Park Center!

Big Parking Changes for the Palazzo at Park Center!


Alexandria Real Estate Market




Weekend Street Parking at the Palazzo

After 18 months of research, compiling data, communicating with the association in numerous meetings, and a public hearing last week; we have 24 hour parking on Northampton Drive on weekends!

The City of Alexandria approved the change from parking from 7PM to 7AM seven days a week to parking 7PM to 7AM Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). 


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The new times apply to both sides of Northampton Drive between Ford Ave. & Kirkpatrick Lane and it anticipated that it should generate space for 24-28 vehicles.  Restrictions already exist against the parking of commercial vehicles overnight in Alexandria City, so this is for the sole benefit of passenger vehicles.

As part of the City’s approval, a study will be completed within the next 6 months to determine if it is feasible to address the second portion of the Palazzo’s request, which was to allow later parking until 9AM in the morning and start evening parking at 5PM.  Additionally, the City will determine if implementation of the Complete Streets concept should be implemented.  Complete Streets basically involves making roads & sidewalks more accessible to forms of transportation other than cars; adding bike lanes, enlarging sidewalks, etc.

The Palazzo at Park Center was constructed in 2000 and converted into a condominium in 2005, with 392 units is four buildings. It offers amenities that are not available in most of older condominium communities in the Shirlington real estate area: underground parking, elevators, and 2 Bedroom/2 Full Bath floorplans on one level. Additionally, there is an outdoor pool, nicely equipped gym located in the clubhouse, along with a party room that is available for use by residents.


If you are considering selling or leasing your unit in the Palazzo at Park Center, please contact for a confidential meeting to explore your options. As an owner in the community, I have a vested interest to see that you get the best possible terms for your unit.


AJ Heidmann ~ CRS

Cell 703-474-1260 ~ Office 703-717-6324 ~ Fax 703-839-8283

McEnearney Associates, Inc.

4720 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA  22207

Licensed in Virginia

Comment balloon 3 commentsAJ Heidmann ~ CRS • March 08 2012 11:20AM


If you are considering selling or leasing your unit in the Palazzo at Park Center, please contact Realtor® AJ Heidmann.  Put AJ's real estate knowledge to work for you today!

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi AJ, that looks absolutely fabulous!  I was raised in the northeast.  Never got much farther south than the Jersey shore for vacations, but I love VA!

Posted by Mari Montgomery, Mari Realty (Mari Realty) over 8 years ago

John - The extra parking should definitely help values in the Palazzo going forward

Mari - We own an investment condo in the property and the the change in parking rules provides an extra 25 spaces or so, which really alleviates problems with having friends over.  I have relatives that have a beach house in Ocean City, NJ and we go there every 4th of July... it's fabulous!

Posted by AJ Heidmann ~ CRS, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert (McEnearney Associates, Inc.) over 8 years ago