Rendering courtesy Grosvenor Americas
From a press release:
““F1RST” on First Street SE to have Marriott Residence Inn Taylor Gourmet, Chop’t plus other retail
Grosvenor Americas (Grosvenor), a property development and investment company with 1.9 million square feet of office, retail, and hotel space in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, today, in partnership with McCaffery Interests, unveiled the brand of their new mixed-use development at the Capitol Riverfront in southeast D.C.
F1RST, located directly north of Washington Nationals baseball stadium in the newly revitalized Capitol Riverfront District, will be a 450,000 square foot, mixed-use community designed by architect Hickok Cole that will offer 325 rental apartments, a 170-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel and nearly 25,000 square feet of retail space adjacent to Nationals Park baseball stadium.
“The Capitol Riverfront District has emerged as a prime example of a neighborhood that represents D.C.’s urban renaissance,” said James Patillo, chief development officer of Grosvenor Americas. “We saw a similar vibrancy when we developed District Apartments along the 14th Street corridor and we are excited to embark on our next development, F1RST. The project is uniquely located as it has an intimate outdoor rooftop theatre with a view of the ballpark, in addition to the highest quality interiors and amenities. With our partners McCaffery Interests and Clark Enterprises we are creating a community that embraces the adjacent Nationals Stadium, the riverfront trails, Yards Park and the growing vibrancy of southeast D.C.”
The site of F1RST is two blocks from Navy Yard Metro Station and bus stops, within walking distance of both a Harris Teeter grocery store and the future site of a Whole Foods, as well as a growing number of boutique restaurants and breweries.
During today’s unveiling ceremony, Grosvenor stated that the project’s name was inspired by the area’s cultural and lifestyle components. The creative philosophy behind FIRST’s campaign is where the best things in life come together. The tagline “Everything Starts at F1RST” represents the desire for F1RST to become a destination connecting individuals to amenities not just within the building, but within the growing neighborhood.”