Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Washington Gateway Project Ready to Get Going


In late December, the DC Zoning Commission approved MRP Realty’s plan for its Washington Gateway project, a $350 million development to be located in the NoMa section of Washington, just north of the New York Avenue metro station along New York and Florida Avenues NE. The 1 million-sf, mixed-use project (pictured) is expected to feature two office towers, plus a T-shaped structure, with one side containing a 150-room hotel and the other side a 250-unit residential tower (with 8% reserved for affordable housing). MRP (created in 2005 by former Trammel Crow executives) will also reconfigure the walking areas along New York and Florida Avenues to improve pedestrian access and safety, and also include new plantings and shops along these routes. The architect for the office towers will be Gensler, with SK&I handing the residential and hotel tower. Land and streetscaping will be designed by Occulus. MRP expects to break ground in late 2007, with completion scheduled for early 2010.

10 comments:

IMGoph on Jan 10, 2007, 7:05:00 PM said...

is there a website out there for this? this is something that could really use some maps and more overhead shots to explain what they have planned.

Nick on Jan 11, 2007, 12:27:00 AM said...

No Web site or other details/plans have yet been made public (MRP has kept a low profile on this), but we are working to get more information and images, and will have them up when obtained!

Scenic Artisan on Jan 11, 2007, 1:44:00 PM said...
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Anonymous said...

there is a really horrible map up on:

http://www.ncrcdc.com/html/washgateway.html

makes it look like a sea of parking spaces...

jyoun88 on Jan 12, 2007, 8:34:00 AM said...

That washington gateway project is actually a very different one. Thats off South Dakota Ave. , near the MD/DC line. Those actually are parking lots, for the Costco.....lol

Nick on Jan 12, 2007, 9:21:00 AM said...

That is correct - there are a few "Gateway" projects going on in DC (if developers could be more imaginative...) leading to some confusion. The one I reported on is closer to downtown and the new ATF building at Florida and NY Ave. The one you posted a link for is The Gateway project further east along NY Ave. closer to the MD border - this is a major redevelopment of car lots and blighted shops. Both will radically change the character of NY Ave in NE DC.

Scenic Artisan on Jan 12, 2007, 12:52:00 PM said...

the orientation of the rendering confuses me.

is the cross street ny avenue?
is that a traffic circle on florida?

gpliving on Jan 12, 2007, 2:56:00 PM said...

Don't know if this helps anyone, but this pdf shows the actual location of the development (gray triangle labeled 58).

Scenic Artisan on Jan 12, 2007, 3:59:00 PM said...

great map. thanks.

Nick on Jan 12, 2007, 11:08:00 PM said...

GPL - thanks for the pdf link - this is a handy map. The Washington Gateway will take the place of the gas station and empty lot that now resides at the NY-FLA corner across from the new ATF headquarters. It is hard to get an accurate feel on how the rendering fits into this project site - I was thinking it might the view from the ATF building northeast across Florida Ave, but that would mean a small road is dividing the property that is not there yet. Hopefully we can find out more info from MRP soon ... the MRP Web site is still under construction, but hopefully we can get hold of new renderings soon.

 

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