Combined Properties breaks ground on Aldi-anchored South Alex. Here's when it will deliver.

Combined Properties Inc. has started construction on the South Alex development in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.

The $135 million, 502,000-square-foot mixed-use development will feature 400 apartment units and more than 43,000 square feet of retail, anchored by a 20,000-square-foot Aldi store.

Apartments at South Alex will range from $977 to $2,665 per month. The project also includes 41 townhomes that are being built on property sold by Combined to Craftmark Homes.

South Alex is…