Monday, October 09, 2006

Eckington Fairfield Residential Groundbreaking Now Set for June 2007

Despite earlier reports that it would be breaking ground this October, it now appears certain that Fairfield Residential and CSX Realty Development will officially break ground on their $150 million mixed-use development at Eckington Place and Harry Thomas Way, NE, in June 2007. This project, located on 4.3 acres across the street from XM Satellite Radio (pictured) and north of the Fedex center just off the intersection of New York and Florida Avenues, will feature three buildings containing up to 675 condo units (though some of these may become rentals depending on the market), 15,000 sf of retail, and almost 800 parking spaces. About 70 of the units will be reserved for workforce housing (for households earning less than 80% of the area median income). One interesting fact about the project is the plan to extend Q Street NE through the project, and connect it to the nearby Metropolitan Branch Trail (which travels under New York Avenue and then becomes elevated over Florida Avenue alongside the Red Line tracks), which will permit residents to reach the New York Avenue metro stop without having to risk their lives crossing traffic on New York/Florida Avenues. The first phase of construction (a 173-unit building and all retail) is scheduled to be done in September 2009.

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