Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today in Pictures - CityMarket at O


The CityMarket at O, Shaw's latest mega project, got underway last September with the closure and demolition of the Giant supermarket, which will be replaced with a new, larger Giant in 2 years time. The new 71,000-s.f. Giant will be the first completed aspect of the project, followed by a 182-key Cambria Suites hotel, 150 condominiums and 635 apartments (84 set aside as affordable senior housing) as well as restoration of the O Street Market, one of the 5 original brick markets built in Washington D.C. The project is headed by Roadside Development, with design by Shalom Baranes and construction by Clark.









Washington D.C. real estate development news. Photos by Rey Lopez.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

No offense, but doesn't really look like a project that supposedly started work 5 months ago...

Anonymous said...

It might be a little slow, but they did have to demolition the existing grocery. It closed on Sep 8, but is that really when the work began?

I think it's too early to assess whether work is slower than expected at this point. We should have a better sense in a few months

Anonymous said...

These photos are very old. Anyone that's been through the neighborhood now sees a large hole in the ground.

Anonymous said...

It took them a long time to actually get started after the Giant closed. They really didn't get heavy into construction until November. Since then they are actually making a lot of progress. Love passing by and seeing it.

Anonymous said...

You can look at a current webcam view of the project, plus a time-lapse of everything that has been done, here: http://oxblue.com/pro/open/clarkconstruction/citymarket

Anonymous said...

Are the comprehensive plans available anywhere? I seem to recall reading that they were going to reopen 8th Street as part of this, to undo the superblock created by the suburban-style Giant. I ask because the excavation seems to be headed towards a single huge hole in the ground

Anonymous said...

There are plans to reopen 8th Street, but that section of 8th will be above the City Market at O foundation (which explains the one big hole being dug). You can see plans here:

http://www.roadsidedevelopment.com/portfolio.php?id=3

 

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