Friday, January 02, 2009

Agreement (Finally) Reached on Ft. Totten Project

Nearly two and a half years after the project was initially announced, the District government and Lowe Enterprises will announce a Land Disposition Agreement (LDA) that will bring up to 900 residential units and 100,000 square feet of retail to the intersection of Riggs Road and South Dakota Avenue, NE in a bid to revitalize the Fort Totten neighborhood's main corridor, a project the city estimates to be worth $80m.

Lowe made their initial announcement concerning The Dakotas project during the summer of 2006 with a planned late-2007 start date that never came to fruition. Details are being withheld at this time, but Sean Madigan of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development confirmed that a formal announcement of the LDA is tentatively scheduled for 10:30am Monday at the site.

Lowe’s last project in conjunction with the District was the Mount Vernon Triangle’s CityVista development and accompanying Safeway that opened their doors to much acclaim in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The Fort Totten development team also includes Hickok Cole Architects, JackSophie Development, Ellis Denning, City Partners Development, and mixed-use planners, StreetSense.


Sam Zen on Jan 7, 2009, 12:34:00 PM said...

There was no announcement made on Monday, so please advise on the details of the agreement- thanks.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear mention of this project as every other neighborhood in the District seems to be moving ahead leaving Fort Totten in the dust.

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