Dodson Development Group is transforming a series of properties in the downtown portion of Colonial Beach with both new construction and historical renovations. In partnership with town leaders, Dodson is bringing in critical new housing to support local growth, as well as businesses – including retail, restaurants and a co-working space – to broaden the economic base.
CoBe on the Potomac is a multi-year investment.
SCHOOL HILL TOWNES: Arising to fill empty space left after the town’s main school burned in the 1980s, School Hill Townes includes 11 townhomes and 12 single-family homes. These three-story residences feature four bedrooms, open living concepts on the second floor, garage parking for three vehicles (golf carts are preferred for in-town transportation) and rooftop patios. Other amenities include a pool and putting green. Sales continue for the single-family houses, which run up to 2,100 square feet. These homes are only three blocks from the town beach and Town Hill park.
COBE WORKSPACES: Within a careful restoration of a former bank, CoBe Workspaces offers co-working facilities, with the one-time vault serving as a cozy conference room. The largest facility of its type on the Northern Neck, this offers residents and visitors comprehensive work facilities, including a common space and a galley kitchen. Individual workstations are complemented by small conference rooms, and private offices can be rented for a week, month or year. CoBe Workspaces also hosts special events, such as the town holiday party and wedding brunches. Upstairs is a short-term two-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance.
DRIFT & MUSE: Sharing a kitchen under the same executive chef, these restaurants will offer two unique dining experiences, with both indoor and outdoor seating along the waterfront. The seafood-inspired Drift will serve up destination dining. With a nod to the arcades that once lined the boardwalk, Muse will feature pizzas and video games, along with extended hours. The restaurants are scheduled to open this summer.
CIRCA 1892: Part of the Hawthorn Avenue corridor, Circa 1892 will offer chocolates, gourmet food, and wine. The shop is named in honor of the town’s date of incorporation and is operated by a couple from Northern Virginia. This space, to open later this spring, also features an upstairs short-term rental apartment.
MAINSTAY: CoBe on the Potomac has a growing portfolio of short-term rental properties, including houses and apartments. The largest rental, a five-bedroom home that sleeps 10, sits adjacent to CoBe Workspaces.
OSPREY FLATS: Condos will fill the second floor of this riverfront property, adjacent to one of the town piers and the emerging Hawthorne Avenue as a new downtown corridor. Each two-bedroom, two-bath residence will include a balcony. All condos were sold before construction was complete. The name reflects Colonial Beach’s home as the Virginia Osprey Festival, celebrating the birds' return each April.