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.
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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