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9th and I Street, NW. Rendering via CityCenterDC

A couple weeks ago we saw that “Conrad Hilton Hotel site mobilization underway.” Lots more info from a press release:

“Hines, the international real estate firm, and Qatari Diar, the real estate development entity of the Qatar Investment Authority (the co-developers of CityCenterDC), Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) smart luxury hotel brand, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed today the start of construction of the Conrad Washington, D.C., a 360-room luxury hotel with 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space at CityCenterDC; the landmark 10-acre, mixed-use development located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Initial occupancy for the hotel is expected in the first quarter of 2019.

In addition, Hines, Qatari Diar and Conrad Hotels & Resorts are pleased to announce that Chef Bryan Voltaggio, of Fredrick, MD, will be the signature chef for the hotel restaurant, responsible for the concept and menu. Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner (with his business partner, Hilda Staples) of several acclaimed restaurants in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, including VOLT, RANGE, AGGIO, Lunchbox and Family Meal. A James Beard Foundation Award finalist, Voltaggio was also a finalist on Top Chef Season 6 and Top Chef Masters Season 5, and is the co-author of VOLT.Ink and author of HOME.

The Conrad Washington, D.C. marks the seventh building developed by Hines and Qatari Diar at CityCenterDC. Not only does this represent an additional investment by Hines and Qatari Diar in the CityCenter project, it demonstrates the continued commitment to long-term investment in the nation’s capital. (more…)

elysium
1427-1429 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From a press release:

“SIGAL Construction Corporation has begun construction at the Elysium Logan at Rhode Island Avenue, NW. Once completed, the 52,500 SF new construction project will be an eight-story, 32-unit luxury condominium building which is replacing a vacant lot in the 14th Street Historic District.

Designed by PGN Architects and developed by Madison Investments, the urban infill project will feature a mix of 1, 2, and 2+ den units ranging from 550 SF to 2,400 SF with an average unit size of 1,200 SF, providing options for families and empty-nesters looking to downsize. Three penthouse units will feature large livable penthouse levels with private outdoor decks accessed by stairs and seven units will feature private elevator access.

Ground floor units will be slightly elevated from grade, and the entrance steps to the building will extend into the public space on the street creating a stoop echoing the townhouse design aesthetic of the neighborhood. The building will also feature balconies for units facing the alley and a green roof. The below-grade facility primarily will be for bike storage and parking.

The project is slated for completion in Summer 2017.”

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Rendering via Madison Investments

church
819 D Street, NE courtesy Urban Pace

From a press release:

“Washington’s latest church-to-condo conversion may be the city’s most awe-inspiring to date. The Sanctuary, located at 819 D Street, NE in the Stanton Park neighborhood of prestigious Capitol Hill, offers 30 distinctive homes carefully designed and built within the stately red brick walls of a 19th-century Gothic Revival church. The building’s meticulous restoration produces incredible spaces with soaring ceilings, monumental windows, and residences that will not be replicated.

The Rubin Group is leading the development team now nearing completion of an 18-month restoration and transformation effort that includes thoughtful preservation of many century-old features, with its partner Regua. Bonstra Haresign Architects is the architect for the renovations; Potomac Construction Group is the general contractor.

The hallmark of this effort is the careful hand restoration of the beautiful stained and leaded glass windows, the building’s defining feature. Pennsylvania craftsmen worked thousands of hours artfully restoring every single stained glass panel to its original splendor.

After five decades on Capitol Hill, The Way of the Cross Church of Christ decided to build a larger campus in Capitol Heights, MD. In order to finance its expansion, the church selected the development team as its partner to restore and transform the building. (more…)

conrad hilton
9th and I Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the update. Back in 2014 we leanred:

“Hines, the international real estate firm and Qatari Diar, the real estate development entity of the Qatar Investment Authority, together developers of CityCenterDC, and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, announced today that the parties have closed on the agreement allowing Hines and Qatari Diar to proceed with the design and construction of a 370-room luxury hotel and 70,000 square feet of large-format retail space, at CityCenterDC, the 10-acre, landmark, mixed-use development located in the heart of the nation’s capital. It was further announced that the hotel will be the Conrad Washington, D.C., the newest property in the Conrad Hotels & Resorts luxury brand portfolio operated by Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HTL).

The Conrad Washington, D.C. project is being designed by Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, the internationally acclaimed design firm headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and HKS Architects, Inc., a Dallas-based design firm with offices worldwide, including the District of Columbia, as Architect of Record. Herzog & de Meuron is known for sophisticated projects around the world including the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, The Tate Modern in London and the iconic 56 Leonard, a new condominium tower in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood.”

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Rendering via CityCenterDC