Monday, August 20, 2012

MRP Breaks Ground on Washington Gateway


Earth movers arrived at the Washington Gateway site in NoMa several weeks ago, signaling the imminent groundbreaking of the $360 million Washington Gateway, and now MRP Realty officials have acknowledged that construction is in fact beginning on the mixed-use project.  A groundbreaking ceremony will be announced shortly.

In February 2012, DCMud reported that MRP had moved equipment to the site for preliminary work, but nothing substantial followed.  Now, officials say that construction is beginning on a 14-story, 400-unit apartment building at 100 Florida Ave., NE.  The promotional material states that the building will feature a "brick and metal panel exterior with floor-to-ceiling glass at the prominent corners."  The residential building will be the first of several phases that will eventually include an office component. SK&I designed the building, Davis Construction is the general contractor.

An important component in the growth of NoMa neighborhood, Washington Gateway is bordered by the intersections of New York and Florida Avenues to the west and the Metropolitan Branch trail to the east.  It is also situated one block from the New York Avenue Metro Station and neighborhood amenities including Harris Teeter.

Washington Gateway will join Archstone's First and M 469 luxury apartments and Mill Creek's Trilogy NoMA project (pictured, at left) which includes 603 units, just to name a few of the "3,500 residential units delivered or under construction."

Update:  Developers say the project will be in 3 phases, with 2 and 3 being office buildings.  The project will break ground Sept. 12.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is huge! This project will go a long way towards bridging NE and NW along Florida Ave.

Now, please, DC, call eminent domain and eliminate that Wendy's in the middle of the FlaAve/NYAve intersection! (i.e. "Dave Thomas Circle")

Anonymous said...

This is great! It'll add more users to met branch trail, increase density in noma, and give more momentum to development efforts in union market and along north Capitol.

Anonymous said...

Boo yah

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. Love to see some of the development energy around DC go towards the east. Dulles Virginia is doe for a hard crash if developers continue to revitalive the East of DC. Location, location, location. No wonder the whole business comunity of NOVA worked to get the Silver Line out there.

Anonymous said...

Anon, it's not simply available office space that causes many companies to move to places like Tysons. Somehow, I don't think the Tysons business community is quaking at the prospect of a few office buildings in NoMa.

Anonymous said...

it's just a matter of time...

Anonymous said...

That Wendy's is a scar on the land. Why is DDOT's complete failure at that major circle/intersection not a bigger deal?

Skidrowe said...

The optimism of this development is gratifying, if almost overwhelming. Presumably costly apartments with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues (and Wendyburger Circle)! Life to a no-man's land! Hard not to cheer for this one.

The rendering shows a promising vision. But as always, the devil is in the details. SK&I and MRP, be defenders of quality. Your vision will wilt with second-class materials and details.

Anonymous said...

Floor-to-ceining glass that will invariably be turned in to a curtain and shade showroom. If SK&I let us down, hopefully the tenants will pick world class curtains!

 

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