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“The rendering reveals the District’s first rooftop stadium-seating view into Nationals Park.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2016 at 10:22 pm 19 Comments


From a press release:

“Grosvenor Americas, a property investment and development company, today released a rooftop rendering of their F1RST residential community in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The rendering reveals the District’s first rooftop stadium-seating view into Nationals Park. F1RST will deliver in early 2017. [1277 First Street, SE]

“F1RST will be the first residential community in the Capitol Riverfront with expansive views into Nats Park,” said Jonathan Carr, senior vice president of development for Grosvenor’s D.C. office. “Next year, F1RST residents can be a part of Opening Day by relaxing at home – on their rooftop. The F1RST rooftop will be a fantastic environment for the residents.”

F1RST is designed to LEED Silver and will offer 325 rental apartments, of which 50 will be offered at below market rental rates. F1RST not only provides an outdoor rooftop theatre for residents, but the 450,000-square-foot mixed-used development will also provide an array of amenities including a rooftop pool and hot tub, full-service concierge staff and a 2,300-square-foot fitness center. The development also includes a 170-room Residence Inn by Marriott and over 24,000 square feet of retail space – where Taylor Gourmet and Chop’t are already confirmed.

F1RST is less than a quarter of a mile from the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, a block from Navy Yard Metro Station, a mile from Capitol Hill and minutes away from The Yards.

As part of Grosvenor’s “Living cities” approach, nearly 87 percent of construction waste for the residential portion of F1RST will be diverted from the local landfill to recycling facilities.

F1RST was designed by Hickok Cole Architects and co-developed by McCaffery Interests, who also provide construction, leasing and property management for the project. Bethesda-based Clark Enterprises is an equity partner in both the residential and retail components.”

  • anon

    Good luck with retail in the era of Amazon Prime.

    • Timebomb

      I’m sure Taylor Gournet and Chopt will do fine. This is par for the course for all developments and Amazon Prime hasn’t prevented them from leasing out yet. Different assortments of stores than 20 years ago, sure, but retail leases all the same.

    • siz

      yeah, what?

      • Timebomb

        This guy must be new to real estate lingo, and didn’t know that “retail” includes restaurants.

  • Timebomb

    Do they have to pay the Nats a authorization fee for that rooftop viewing? I can’t imagine them being okay with all these people getting free stadium seats, essentially.

  • Anon

    There is already a rooftop with a view into the park.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    I don’t know if they have stadium seating, but the Hampton Inn across the street from the ballpark reportedly has a nice little rooftop lounge that overlooks the ballpark.

  • ryan2499

    Hope the Nats don’t go all Wrigley on the rooftops and get into a big legal battle.

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  • ET

    I may be misremembering, but when they were planning the Nats park I thought they had sited the building so that there was a view of Washington , D.C. like a snip of the Capital. I guess that was a thing that was good to sell the project but not something they really ever thought would last…… As for this project if I was the Nats I would be a little pissed. That is unless the Lerners are involved…..

    • logan

      That view was destroyed when the Nats insisted on building parking garages right next to the stadium. It was always a false promise.

      • Philippe Lecheval

        The parking garages aren’t tall enough to block the view of the Capitol. It’s the taller development a block or two north of the stadium that blocks it.

      • Anonymous

        +1 I’ve always thought that it’s weird that to look at the parking garages from the stadium. Yes, you can kind of see the Capitol, but it’s still not a great view.

  • Anon

    I was at the Hampton Inn rooftop lounge last night pre-game and it does have a good view into the park and couches where you can sit and face the park. It hasn’t been discovered yet, so wasn’t crowded, but I’m sure later in the season, it will be packed there.

  • kbm

    Fund fact: Grosvenor Group is owned by the UK’s wealthiest land owner, His Grace the Duke of Westminster. His Grace’s son and heir, Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, is a godparent of Prince George of Cambridge. The Grosvenor family have owned large parts of central London since the early 19th century and still do to this day.

    • RL

      Including the land on which the current U.S. Embassy sits – facing Grosvenor Square…

  • Swdc

    Too bad the building itself looks horrible.

  • BlueStreak

    Does anyone have a rough idea on what the rent will be here?


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