Tuesday, April 03, 2007

JPI's "Ballpark" Apartments Begin to Rise

Following the ballpark-induced Southeast Washington development surge, developer JPI is now in the process of constructing two residential apartment buildings at 70 I and 100 I Streets SE, just three blocks from the new Nationals stadium and five blocks from the US Capitol. The 70 I Street and 100 I Street apartment buildings will include 448 and 246 apartment units, respectively.

According to Aaron Liebert, the Area Managing Partner for JPI, the larger 70 I Street will look like a renovated warehouse with intricate brickwork in and outside the building. The smaller 100 I Street, however, will be a modern brick building with stainless steel arched bay windows and MOMA-like Terrazzo floors, glass walls, and stainless steel finishes. Designed by WDG Architecture, both buildings will have a rooftop pool, a conference center, a pub or bar room, an Internet café, and pool tables for residents rather than public retail space.

With stadium and Capitol views and a variety of units including studio, one, and two bedroom with den apartments, Liebert said, “We identified this as an exciting market with a lot of potential on a short and long term scale; people are excited to live here. It is waterfront, riverfront, and across from the National’s stadium. We have a high level of confidence, that this will be the new place to live in the next 10 years in DC.”

There will be three levels of underground-shared parking between the two buildings upon the project’s completion in August 2008, just months after the scheduled opening of the new Nationals stadium.


Anonymous said...

every place in dc is the 'new place to live'.

oh, and that goes for the goofballs in virginia that seem to think they're a part of dc.

gpliving on Apr 5, 2007, 12:58:00 PM said...

No ground floor retail? That's a huge mistake.

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