New Mixed-Use Building Coming to Downtown Manassas

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Provided by City of Manassas Economic Development

A new, four-story, mixed-use development project is coming to Downtown Manassas.
Known as the “Harris Building,” this project will convert an existing, privately-owned parking lot at 9414 Battle St. into three new retail storefront and 16 apartment units. The three floors of residences above the planned restaurant/retail space will feature 1-2 bedrooms, outdoor balconies, and range from 650 square feet to 1,200 square feet.
site of harris building
The project site and adjacent office building are owned by local cardiovascular specialist Dr. Mohammed Azim and his wife Naija Azim, who recently received full architectural and permit approval for the new mixed-use building. Work has begun preparing the site and clearing away the old building foundation from the original building (built in 1910), which many in Manassas will recall has been demolished in stages over the years.
The Harris II building will bring new restaurant space and vibrant, engaging building design to a bustling Downtown Manassas that has seen several new business openings this summer, strong real estate performance, and a run of exciting outdoor special events. The City looks forward to assisting the Azims and their contractors throughout the process as well as collaborating with developers interested in other Historic Downtown Manassas opportunities.

Partner Spotlight: Free-Use City Photography

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Looking for new or unique photographs around the City of Manassas? The City captures new images of local businesses, new construction and development, or unique Manassas community assets on a regular basis for social media and marketing purposes.
The City wants to share this great collection of imagery directly with all businesses and residents of Manassas. Individuals and businesses are encouraged use this photo collection as much as possible. The files are available for download and unrestricted use from the web host Flickr.
Explore photos, download for your use, tag #choosemanssas  on social media, and showcase the one-of-a-kind community in the City of Manassas!

Property Spotlight: Trusler Hall, Downtown Retail/Office

Located in the Historic Heart of Downtown Manassas, this week’s featured available commercial property is Trusler Hall at 9411 Main St. The 10,000 square foot office and retail building currently has three suites available for lease, including a 1,750 square foot, first-floor retail suite.
The building has had its share of interesting business tenants over the years, from architectural firms to a presidential campaign office, and can now be home to your company. The available second floor office and ground floor, both of which are less than a two-minute walk from the VRE and Downtown parking lot, are some of the last available spaces in the Downtown core.
For more information, see the flyer and contact the Department of Economic Development.

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