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“RESA is a new 12-story, 326-unit luxury building with rooftop amenities and approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant and retail space”

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2016 at 9:25 am 34 Comments

Rendering of 22 M Street, NE courtesy Skanska

From a press release:

“Skanska USA Commercial Development announced today its first multi-family development in Washington, D.C., RESA at Tyber Place located in NoMa, the first neighborhood in D.C. to offer free outdoor WiFi.

RESA is a new 12-story, 326-unit luxury building with rooftop amenities and approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant and retail space. Located at 22 M Street NE between North Capitol and First Streets, NE, RESA boasts a sleek design, extraordinary amenities, unparalleled access to transportation and the dynamic environment of the NoMA neighborhood. The residences’ design applies the concept of practical simplicity creating open, sustainable and inviting interior spaces where tenants can reside and relax. The building is designed to LEED® Silver standards.

“Tenants today are looking for a live-work-play ecosystem. With RESA, we have taken what we know from our successful multi-family developments in our other markets to provide a fresh perspective and a different kind of urban apartment right here in the D.C. market,” said Rob Ward, executive vice president for Skanska USA Commercial Development in Washington, D.C. “The collaboration between residents, planners and developers like us has created a sense of community here that is remarkable. Our commitment to sustainability dovetails perfectly with the priorities of this neighborhood.”

RESA will have more than 10,000 square feet of distinct amenities including:

· A rooftop plunge pool and lounge

· An open-air rooftop penthouse with a fully equipped catering kitchen which overlooks the pool area and green roof, and opens up to a terrace with expansive views of the surrounding NoMA neighborhood

· Second-floor outdoor courtyard with professional gas grills, TV, bar, outdoor fireplace, lush landscaping and lounge furniture

· 24-hour concierge services

· 24-hour computer and printer access

· Resident lounge and hospitality bar with coffee, water and snacks, and work and collaboration facilities

· Fitness center designed to replace the need for a gym membership with a full range of top-of-the-line equipment, free weights and gear, in a facility capable of offering small group interactive classes

· Pet spa

· Indoor bike storage on the first floor with direct access to the street, maintenance equipment and bottle filling station

· Free WiFi throughout all the common areas

· Three-level underground parking garage with 187 parking spaces and charging stations for electric cars

· Dedicated storage on the parking level available for rent

RESA, the Swedish word for journey, appropriately situated its front entrance on the NoMa Meander, a four-block long pedestrian promenade planned by a public-private partnership with the District government, property owners including Skanska and other stakeholders. The Meander will run north/south from New York Avenue to Pierce Street between North Capitol and First Streets, NE. The promenade will include meticulously curated green spaces, seating and active retail, and will take advantage of other amenities in the adjacent developments, including a Landmark Theater.

Located one and one-half blocks from a Metro station, and within walking distance to Union Station and Union Market, RESA is within easy reach of 11 Metrobus lines, two D.C. Circulator lines and eight Capital Bikeshare locations.

RESA is part of Skanska’s Tyber Place, a three-building, mixed-use development, which will offer 585,000 square feet of innovative office space, 326 apartments, 30,000 square feet of restaurants and retail and an open-air courtyard.

Skanska is self-financing 100 percent of the development and construction costs. Skanska will also serve as the construction manager of RESA with construction scheduled to begin in September 2016 and expected to deliver in the fourth quarter of 2018.”

  • That Man A

    Looks like…. the rest of them!

    • Tsar of Truxton

      Disagree. I think it looks pretty good and there are balconies! I don’t know why more of these places don’t have balconies.

      • Anonymous

        Because the square footage of those balconies could be combined into another rent’able apartment. And let’s be real – vast majority of people don’t use their balcony for more than 2 hours per week (if that). There’s more value to be had by just creating another apartment from that space.

        • Tsar of Truxton

          Yeah, and with that logic, every backyard in DC would be better used as pop-backs and condos, but you know what, sometimes it’s okay to have some private outdoor space even if you don’t use it 24/7. I am willing to bet that there is a 5×4 space somewhere in your home/condo/apartment that you don’t use regularly either (maybe even a guest BR that only gets used a few times a year). They should have just made your unit smaller and created another unit, I guess.

          • Anon

            I don’t think Anon above is arguing against outdoor space as much as explaining the reason why developers don’t provide more than they do.

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          • Lion of LeDroit

            I like your name. – Lion of LeDroit

      • pjl35

        Lots of them do have balconies actually, at least in NoMa. Camden, Avalon, 2M, and upcoming AVA and RESA all have balconies.

      • spookiness

        Balcony was top of my wish-list when I got my current apt. Nice to have sm outdoor spot, and as with these, its more of a recessed room with one wall open to the outside. Still has roof over it, so not exactly a balcony. Love it. Like an outdoor den.

        Typical comments re: design. Most urban design is pretty much a series of patterns that get repeated.

    • Ashy Oldlady

      It’s a step in the right direction, but still pretty formulaic. And “the first neighborhood in D.C. to offer free outdoor WiFi” is supposed to be the main draw??? Anybody who relies on free public WiFi for anything other than emergencies these days is crazy.

      • ft. bretworth

        do people agree on free public wifi being relatively useless? what are pros/cons? not sure what i would use it for, but seems like they’re assuming it’s valuable to residents.

        maybe it means doing more work outside? streaming media while i’m brunching?

  • pjl35

    Gah. Please let construction be way behind schedule. They haven’t started anything yet…but I just moved into 2M which directly faces this site. I enjoyed having an unobstructed view. :(

    • Anon

      You’ll enjoy that view for another year or so, along with a healthy bit of construction noise.

      • pjl35

        Yeah I’m on the top floor so the view will be preserved for a bit. Oh well, I was living near other construction in NoMa before this apartment and I knew it would eventually come with the territory.

        • Anon

          FWIW, I personally love watching construction sites, but I’m an 8yo kid on the inside. Look at it this way, by the time you lose your view, you’ll more than likely be out of your current lease, so you could always move to across the hall for a better view. :-)

          • pjl35

            I do too…when they’re not directly next door. I’ve got an 18 month lease, so it won’t be up until March of 2018…so construction will be ongoing.

        • Truxtoner

          I hate to break it to you but there’s already a ton of construction happening right behind 2M that will be ongoing for probably a year. We already hear the tenants on POP complaining about it because for a while they were working overnight. Hopefully now that the old buildings are all down on N Street, the noise is better for everyone. I live a few blocks over in Truxton (but am in NOMA regularly) and am excited about all of the new things going in over there. Hang in there. It’ll be painful, but hopefully they’ll finally get some decent restaurants in the area. Or, well, any restaurants frankly.

          • pjl35

            Like I said I’m aware of this. I can see the construction on N from my apartment, but it was nice to have it slightly further away than this will be. I actually didn’t find the end of the building demolition too disturbing at night, but I’m thankful it’s over. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited about additional development and hopefully some retail/restaurant options when these newer buildings are completed. I had just assumed that RESA was the last of the three Skanska planned buildings (following the 88M and 44M office buildings). Oh well. I’ll make my peace with it rather quickly.

  • Ann

    Bottle filling station? So…water fountain?

  • Anon

    Whaaaa, whaaaaaaaa, whambulance! I want Frank Gehry but all I have is a Hill East basement budget. (NTTAWWT)

  • Belinskaya

    The developers may wish to reprogram their software – “Metro Bar” is not a selling point to anyone in this town. Just ask Union Social.

  • DM

    It’s not as hideous as it could be, but why do apartment names keep getting less and less sensical?

    • DCReggae

      lol As do car names.

  • Truxtoner

    It’s prettier than 2M or the other residential buildings that have gone up over there recently. So I guess a step in the right direction.

    Does anyone know if the Housing Authority is staying or moving and something replacing the building on that lot? I hadn’t see anything saying what the plans were there, but seems like it will be quickly out of place surrounding on all sides by tall residential buildings. Especially if the redevelopment of Sursum Corda across North Cap ever happens.

    • pjl35

      I was reading up on this a few weeks ago. DCHA had agreed to move out of that building years ago so it could be razed and replaced by additional affordable housing (to replace some of the affordable housing units that were torn down on the other side of North Cap), but then they refused to leave after having agreed to do so. We’ll see if that changes…but at this time I don’t think they plan to relocate. I’ll see if I can find the article.

      • Anon

        Whoa – that’s crazy if true. That site is prime for increased density – not sure why DCHA (of all people)disagrees…

        • Truxtoner

          Right. The irony is not lost here. I’m still shocked the U-Haul place on K street is still standing.

        • Anonymous

          Because their employees like their big ass parking lot right next to Union Station.
          Anyone know what’s happening with the DCHA facility and parking garage at the corner of 9th & U?

          • Anon

            That’s DCHFA, not DCHA.

        • pjl35

          Checkout the Neighborhood redevelopment > Northwest One discussion on the Sursum Corda wikipedia page. The sentences in there about DCHA aren’t directly supported by a source, but if true, wow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sursum_Corda,_Washington,_D.C.

    • pjl35
      • textdoc

        Thanks for the link — a very sobering story.

  • Brett M

    It’s actually not that bad…. for a box.

  • ezzles

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