Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


200 block of Massachusetts Ave, NW

An answer to “Crouching tiger hidden future retail plans”!!

From David Happ, Senior Vice President for Leasing and Operations for Property Group Partners (PGP), the developer for Capitol Crossing:

“PGP believes that public art can bring value to a community, inspire imagination and spark conversation. We hope that these fun sculptures at Capitol Crossing will bring a smile to someone’s face today or bring people together.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2017 at 11:00 am 0


200 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“Property Group Partners (PGP) today officially announced a new partnership with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) to establish a leading presence in Capitol Crossing–one of the region’s most ambitious neighborhood revitalization projects.

“This is the first step in an exciting and innovative relationship between Capitol Crossing and Union Square Hospitality Group,” said Jeffrey Sussman, President of Property Group Partners (PGP). “Capitol Crossing is one of the most forward-thinking and eco-friendly mixed-use development projects underway in the DC metro area and this announcement demonstrates our commitment to delivering a one-of-a-kind destination for residents.”

USHG is the proprietor of the recently reopened Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 (located at the Museum of Modern Art), Maialino, Untitled and Studio Cafe at the Whitney Museum of American Art, North End Grill, Marta, Porchlight, and Daily Provisions. USHG also includes Union Square Events, a catering and venue hospitality business, and Hospitality Quotient, an organizational consulting business. Shake Shack, a separate public company founded by Danny Meyer, now has nine locations in the Washington metro area. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm 25 Comments

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3rd and Massachusetts Ave, NW

From a press release:

“Capitol Crossing began installation of the project’s first steel beam laying the groundwork for reclaiming a neighborhood separated for over 40 years, announced developer Property Group Partners. Steel erection represents the first step toward completion of a seven-acre platform that will eventually support 2.2 million square feet of commercial, retail and public open space. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm 5 Comments

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Before New Years I noted that this development will be mind blowing when completed. Now a proper update on the construction that has been completed:

“Construction of Capitol Crossing is moving forward, we are quickly approaching the next phase of construction that will transform Washington’s central business district, and reconnect Capitol Hill and East End.

Over a year ago, Property Group Partners (PGP) began using its $200 million privately funded infrastructure investment to fulfill Mayor Bowser’s vision to revitalize city neighborhoods. To date, Capitol Crossing has delivered:

• Excavation and installation of new high voltage electrical line in Massachusetts Ave from 3rd to 4th Streets.

• Installation of new 30” water main on Massachusetts Avenue between 4th and 2nd Streets.

• Installation of a new 8” water main along the east side of 3rd St. from F Street to E Street.

• Connecting the electrical grid between the Capitol Hill and East End neighborhoods will further stabilize the electricity supply on both locations.

• Refurbishment of the existing 3rd Street Tunnel; aligning with post-9/11 safety and security standards.

These upgrades mean better systems for current DC residents and the ability to expand and meet the needs of new businesses and residents in the future. Construction of Capitol Crossing is creating 4,000 construction jobs and 8,000 permanent jobs.

Deep caissons were poured in November 2015. In the first quarter of this year, Capitol Crossing will truly go vertical with the first steel segments that will create the base of the new 3-block platform covering the I-395 center leg being placed. We are well on our way to delivering trophy office space in 2018, and 70,000 square feet of world class retail when completed.”

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by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2014 at 11:25 am 35 Comments

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Rendering via Property Group Partners

Earlier this month we were psyched to learn of a potential home for Eataly in DC. Here’s lots more info from PGP’s website:

“Capitol Crossing will be a multi-phase master-planned development located in Washington’s supply-constrained Central Business District that is bordered by Massachusetts Avenue to the north, E Street to the south, Third Street to the west and Second Street to the east.

The 247,000-square-foot site consists of a recessed portion of US I-395 that slices through the east side of the CBD, which is surrounded by a multitude of public transportation options.

The project will be built over the active highway utilizing a platform to support the development of an expected 2.2 million square-foot mixed-use project.

The development’s focus will be predominately office. It will also include a significant ground floor retail component, below-grade parking and a small component of residential use.

Washington has encouraged the development of a platform over I-395 since the initial approval in 1990, with the expectation that it would re-connect F and G Streets between Second and Third Streets as originally conceived in L’Enfant’s master plan for the city. Restoring the site to grade level and filling in the highway overpass will result in a dramatic transformation of the area into a true destination.

This is the largest continuous undeveloped site remaining in Downtown Washington. Its size will offer tremendous opportunity for private firms to lease large blocks of contiguous space for current needs as well as future expansion space.”

Check out many more renderings here.

And how the site looks today:

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3rd and Massachusetts Ave, NW looking east

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looking south

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looking west

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0


Photo by Chief

From a press release:

“Today, the oldest synagogue built in Washington was relocated to its permanent home at the southeast corner of 3rd and F St., NW – above a portion of the Capitol Crossing parking garage – where it will become a centerpiece of the new Lillian & Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum. The museum will sit across F St. from the historic Holy Rosary Church, which is part of the Capitol Crossing development. Since November of 2016, the 140-year-old building has been perched off of 3rd Street, NW, in anticipation of today’s journey.

The museum will be home to new state-of-the-art facilities, including expanded exhibition, education and programmatic offerings, that will provide insight into the heritage of the Washington-area Jewish community. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 21, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

Ed. Note: This is part of the Capitol Crossing development, which back in 2017 we learned was getting a restaurant from the group behind NYC’s Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke etc.

But still.

Thanks to Alyssa for sending this curiosity:

“They’ve [200 Massachusetts Ave, NW] been constructing this building for a couple years and all of a sudden these giant fake zoo animals have appeared inside the unfinished space” (more…)

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