Work Starts at 100 K St, NE (Not Storey Park) in NoMa

storey park

“Dear PoPville,

It looks like they are finally getting started on Storey Park (K and 1st NE). There is a large pit right now where a make-shift parking lot has been since the Greyhound Station came down.”

Long time coming – check out the plans here.

Thanks to PJL for updating with the exact location and details about this project:

100 k st ne
via WDG

From WDG’s website:

“200,000-sf, 13-story, 222-unit residential with 2,000-sf of retail and 58,000-sf below-grade parking.Description

The goal for 100 K Street is to create quiet sophistication within one of the most exciting redeveloped neighborhoods in Washington, DC. The trans-oriented site is two blocks from the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro, three blocks from Union Station, and eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Blending commercial buildings to the south with mixed-use residential to the north, this site hosts the highest concentration of housing and office building development in the area.

The smaller scale of the building—at 13-stories and 222-units—provides the feel of a boutique hotel. In addition to a below-grade parking garage, residents will benefit from the 2,000-sf of ground floor retail located at the corner of K Street NE and First Street NE.

Design for the building was influenced by the industrial look of the train overpasses to the east. The ground floor stonework pays homage to the existing retaining wall adjacent to the property designed by architect Daniel Burnham in 1907. Located on the south and east side of the property, the wall supports the elevated train tracks that start at Union Station and head north. The exterior façade consists of two different colors of brick for a rich blended tactile feel that breaks down the massing. Large bay windows and balconies were incorporated to provide residents with ample sunlight and remarkable views of the surrounding urban area.

Upon entering the property residents are welcomed with the subtle elegance of distinguished living. The lobby exhibits an open plan with seating areas and a concierge desk leading guests to the visual and physical connectivity of the courtyard, private bar and lounge, and fitness center also featuring a yoga area. Other amenities include a large rooftop terrace with architectural embellishment offering residents views of prominent DC landmarks on the National Mall. The finishes display the quiet luxury sought out by area residents that differentiate it from neighboring properties.”

12 Comment

  • justinbc

    Ride further up NY Ave and check out the crazy thing they’re building at “Hecht Town” with all the old train cars. It’s coming along, but still hard to tell what scope they’re going for.

  • That’s not Storey Park. Storey Park is next-door. This is 100 K St NE. Linke here: http://www.wdgarch.com/portfolio/projects/100-k-street-ne

  • Lion of LeDroit

    Lol @ the intern that writes these press releases.

  • More completely unimaginative architecture that should fit in with the neighborhood just fine. Though I suppose there’s a market for people who just moved into the District and miss the ambiance of Clarendon or Ballston!

    • I don’t terribly disagree, but what’s an example of some “imaginative architecture” you’d like to see in NoMa? There are consistent comments for new buildings in the neighborhood and the District as a whole that things are boring or unimaginative, but I never hear of examples or indications of what would satisfy the masses besides just a thumbs down.

      • Ross – it is because everyone here thinks they can do it better when they don’t understand that the plans they see have to strike a balance between what the community wants to see, dimensions/scale needed in order to maximize rentable/saleable space under the height limit, and also construction costs. I think every developer and architect would love to build the taj mahal but unfortunately you do not receive rents commensurate with that cost… the market dictates that.

        • I think the main reason is that most people don’t understand how the economics work out. Everyone wants a Bentley on a used Corolla budget.

        • Oh, I understand why DC’s architecture is for the most part dull and built to a price point. I don’t expect the Taj Mahal, but there are residential buildings in plenty of cities, mostly outside the US, that aren’t super high end but whose developers were willing to take some chances stylistically. Even locally, those new residential buildings next to and in front of the 9:30 club are a step in the right direction. But most of the new construction, like the one above, will look tired and dated in 20 years. Believe that.

    • I get the sentiment. But, this is the lower portion of NoMa. Pretty much surrounded by bland 10-story office boxes. I don’t think high quality architure really pencils out given the bland surroundings. People that will pay extra would prefer to be in a more organic area, and those who would like to live her are basically people looking for a functional place at a discount to the more desirable parts of town. At least this introduces a little mixed-use energy into the immediate area. Hopefully, nearby Union Market will get more of the innovative urban architecture we would all like to see.

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