When we last visited the ICON Condominiums in July of last year, Dawn Limited Partnership had just celebrated the "groundbreaking" of its $70 million mixed-use development project in Prince George’s county near the Addison Road Metro, and we (and others) dutifully reported its imminent arrival. County exec Jack Johnson was effusive about the smart-growth development and its local benefits. Sales began shortly thereafter, and the development was said to be expecting occupancy in mid 2008. More than a year after the ceremonial start, however, the project has yet to see any activity, but the sales office now reports that actual construction may begin by next month, with completion now more likely in early 2009.
Plans for the project include "luxury" condominiums, retail and restaurant space. The site is part of Prince George’s County Addison Road Metro Town Center Development Plan (PGCARMTCDP for short, sort of). The ICON will be located at the intersection of Addison Road and Central Avenue, at the Addison Road Metro Station. The 8-story project will offer 400,000 square feet of residential, retail and commercial property, including 170 "luxury" condominium units, 25,000 square feet of commercial space, fitness center, business and media centers, a recreation lounge, and a roof-top swimming pool and picnic areas, and previous ads have boasted views of the Washington Monument - several miles to its West.