Sunday, August 12, 2012

Today in Pictures - NoMa West


One of Washington D.C.'s largest residential developments is nearing completion. Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC is putting the finishing touches on NoMa West, three five-story buildings on a 4.3 acre site that will add 603 wood-framed, mostly market rate apartments to the NoMa neighborhood (that some insist is really Eckington, but that fall inside the NoMa BID map boundaries). The Preston Partnership, LLC is responsible for the design, and R.D. Jones & Associates designed the interior.

Whatever neighborhood it falls in (note that the project was once called Eckington Place), the project is nearing completion and is across the street from MRP's Gateway project, the combination of which will bring an actual neighborhood to what could have been recently described - charitably - as desolate.  (Pictures were taken last month)













9 comments:

Le Poo! said...

Digging the pictures. Good write up of an off-radar development!

Skidrowe said...

A modestly better version (both architecturally and urbanistically) of denser suburban development one finds at many outer Metro stations. That's not exactly a glowing compliment, but at least it's better, as opposed to the same or worse. Still, in our quest to make D.C. a "world city" in some meaningful way, this development isn't contributing much.

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the density, not every building has to be 12 floors high.

Anonymous said...

Eckington maybe, but it should be called NoNy or maybe NoFl cause that makes just as much sense as NoMa...

Why do so many of these developments mention and tote the architectural features of the building but neglect to mention the architect. It is disrespectful, but to be expected of these developers.

The bloggers are no better. If you are reporting on real estate and buildings you should report the owner, architect and contractor at a minimum.

Anonymous said...

To anon 0929, while they're at it they should include the financing partners.

Anonymous said...

No one building will make DC a world city, it's already happening. As for the architecture, Love it!

IMGoph on Aug 21, 2012, 2:38:00 PM said...

there you go. just don't call the NoMa BID a neighborhood, call it a BID.

also, the space wasn't exactly desolate beforehand. there was a (not officially sanctioned) dog park there before construction began.

Ken on Aug 22, 2012, 8:15:00 AM said...

IMGoph,

You know the neighborhood portion of this post was written for you, right??

IMGoph on Aug 22, 2012, 9:02:00 AM said...

Ken: I figured it might be the case, but I didn't want to get an inflated ego. ;)

 

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