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Huge Project, including new hotel, Coming next to Nationals Park

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm 11 Comments

Rendering via Grosvenor Americas

From a press release:

Grosvenor Americas (GA) and Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. today announced plans for a mixed-use project of more than 650,000 square feet directly north of the new Washington Nationals ballpark in the Capitol Riverfront district of Washington, DC.

The site, which offers direct access to Metrorail’s Navy Yard station, comprises the eastern half of Square 701, bounded by N Street, SE to the south, M Street on the north, 1st Street on the east, and Cushing Place on the west.

On October 1, 2012, the Washington, DC Zoning Commission supported plans with minor modifications for this mixed-use development in conformance with the District’s Capitol Gateway Overlay District. Final approval is expected later in the month. On September 10, the project received support from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D. The plans allow:

· A 224,000 SF Class A office building, to be developed by Skanska on the northern end of the site fronting M Street. This building, with direct access to the Metro station, is designed to meet the criteria for LEED Platinum certification and include 11,000 SF of ground-level retail space, a green roof, rooftop terrace, and below-grade parking for over 140 cars.

· A 170-key hotel, to be developed by GA directly south of the office building fronting 1st Street.

· Two residential buildings with 285 units, 23 of which are designated affordable dwelling units. The two structures, to be developed by GA, would be separated by a courtyard and connected by a trellised glass bridge. This new community would feature a green roof as well as a rooftop pool, spa, and garden terrace. It would provide approximately 180 below-grade parking spaces

· 43,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level of the office, hotel, and residential buildings, as well as in a separate two-level structure to be developed by GA on the corner of 1st and N Streets.

  • mike

    So will this fill in that big hole across from the fairgrounds and south of the metro station? Or will that still be vacant?

    • Nope, this will be on 1st St – Half Street developments still pending…

  • Los

    It would be nice if they could also add another entrance to the metro

  • Maire

    I hope they do this right. It’s a great opportunity but it would be a shame for the stadium area to look just like Silver Spring.

    • Nolo

      I never understand this criticism. (1) What should new construction look like? (2) What’s wrong with Silver Spring? (btw I don’t live in Sliver Spring)

      • Maire

        To me, all this new (and especially new suburban) construction looks the same. One new condo building looks like another. Take a ride up to Silver Spring and then around NoMa and Mount Vernon and you’ll see what I mean.

        It’s boring and will look dated in 20 years. But I get wanting to build relatively inexpensive construction that can cram in the most people.

        I’m sure plenty will disagree with me. It’s just all looks cookie cutter, like it would blow over in a strong storm, and I think it’s a shame.

        • Anonymous

          Hear hear.

          • Maire


            Every time I go through downtown I look at those beautiful older buildings with thick stone facades, recessed windows, and carvings/etch-work … they just don’t build like that anymore. It’s too bad.

        • Anonymous

          I guess if it’s nothing special, it won’t be as painful when they tear it down and start over in 30 years, because it’s run down and looks dated.

  • Anonymous

    This is awesome!!! Our city is blessed to have s many areas that are booming with development. I love this city!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FulanoDeTal

    Farewell, Nationals Parking Lot F, we hardly knew thee….


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