Checking in on the Colossal Elevation Building Opening in NoMa this Summer

by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm 29 Comments

100 Florida Ave, NE looking east toward Union Market

Lots of progress since we we took a quick peek back in August. The building is located where Florida Ave and New York Ave intersect near the NoMa metro. Pretty dramatic changes from less than a year ago.

Their website says these rentals will have:

“Dramatic views of DC
Modern kitchen design with quartz countertops and European-style cabinetry
ENERGY STAR® stainless steel appliance package
Wood flooring throughout kitchen and living areas
9-foot ceilings
Floor-to-ceiling windows*
Full-size washer and dryer
Balconies and patios*

*Available in many units”

and the amenities are listed as:

“Grand lobby with lounging areas, grand staircase and mixed media art wall
Urban plaza featuring a central fountain
Rooftop lounge with private pool and sundeck, stunning Capitol views, cabana-style trellis and grilling stations
Expansive, 24-hour fitness center with cardio, strength training and yoga/multi-purpose studio
2nd floor terrace with additional grilling stations
Multimedia club room with billiards, shuffleboard and more
One block to the Metro
Direct access to Metropolitan Branch Bike Trail
Zipcar® in building”

You can see the floor plans here.




  • Truxton Thomas

    And it’s across the street from a Wendy’s and some pretty amazing spicy chicken sandwiches, so it’s got that going for it.

    • Anonymous

      Dave Thomas Circle!

    • brookland_rez

      You mean Dave Thomas circle? Sign me up!

  • Anonymous

    any idea on pricing?

  • ledroittiger

    What, no dog walking roofs? I call foul.

    • What’s a dog walking roof?

      • Anonymous

        They have a dog park on the roof of one of the Senate Square towers on H Street. Perhaps that is what they are referring to?

  • Anonymous

    I cannot imagine living at the intersection of NY Ave and Florida Ave. The constant traffic would be too much for me. As a former NoMa resident I enjoyed living in the area, but this new building would not sway me.

  • anonymous

    Good luck with the noise from cars and sirens 24/7. One of the loudest spots to live in the city…

  • brookland_rez

    Is this the one that is going to have a movie theater?

    • Anonymous

      No. That building will be on N street NE (just off N Capitol).

      • dcreal

        I think OP might have been referring to the Movie theater going in by Union Market, but still this is not the same development as proposed theater.

        • Anonymous

          Ah, good point. Well, in that case, this building seems to be perfectly suitable for the movie buffs being roughly equidistant to two [planned] theaters.

    • Anonymous

      nope, that hasn’t broken ground yet and its going to be next to hotel currently under construction a little west on the 100 block NE of NY Ave.

  • Anonymous

    Whoever designed that thing obviously doesn’t commute eastbound on Florida in the morning. Your first picture captures it a little, but there is a month-long period when it reflects/focuses the light down Florida and blinds drivers/bikers right when you’re trying to see if the right-turn arrows are green or not. Maybe when the windows get a little dirty it will be better..

    • Anonymous

      what an absurd comment! hahahaaa

  • Anonymous

    wish there would be retail!

    • Anonymous

      They’re planning for ground-level retail facing Fl Ave. Not sure what thought.

    • Payton Chung

      15,000 sq. ft. of retail in the three buildings, but mostly in the future office phases. Those have relatively level ground floors, unlike the corner residential building.

      Plus, an atrium between the two office towers will invite bicyclists to ride through the building and up onto the Met Branch Trail behind the offices, and include refreshments, a tire pump, etc.

  • Anonymous

    That’s crazy that people are willing to live at that intersection! It’s probably the worst location in the city for peace / quiet / immediate surroundings.

  • JF

    I am gearing up for a move this summer with my boyfriend and I inquired about this place. They sent me an automated email that was hilarious. something about my “desire to explore the pinnacle of DC living and elegance”.

    Definitely garnered an eye roll. But, with that proximity to the metro, grocery store and a gym in the building I’m not going to write them off. I believe the most expensive 1br in that neighborhood can be found at Archstone for roughly ~2200+. I wonder if they will surpass them.

    • CRT

      Ha! Archstone is ~$2700 for 1BRs. I pay $2050 at Flats 130 for a 1BR and would have been spending at least $500 more per month at Archstone.

      • JF

        that’s odd. i toured them and they had 1brs for like 2100. Maybe they’ve lowered the prices.

  • Anon. no. 5

    “European-style cabinetry” = IKEA, which is fine, but not the “pinnacle of DC living,” lol.

  • chasscott

    Even looking at the high-end “European-style” cabinetry at the opposite end of the spectrum from IKEA meant looking at the world’s most expensive veneer on particle board!

  • bb

    Definitely a poor location for residences. They should have made it into an office building instead. Nicely Metro accessible, but it’s going to be very loud.

  • That Man A

    anyone remember the gaas station that used to be on this corner?

  • Anonymous

    Y’all do know that double/triple pane glass is a great sound barrier.

  • figby

    Who would live here? It would be like inhabiting a hostile, industrial island. And just around the corner is that giant Trilogy development or whatever that’s called. Who ever thought NoMa would become the residential equivalent of a dreary office park?


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