Monday, December 05, 2011

Capitol Riverfront's Harris Teeter Beginning Work this Week

Forest City will begin work this week on Parcel D of its Yards development, including a new apartment building and Harris Teeter. Having secured its last required permit on Friday, according to Ted Skirbunt of the Capitol Riverfront BID, Forest City can now begin its 225-unit apartment with a 50,000-s.f. Harris Teeter, 30,000-s.f. Vida fitness center, and 10,000 s.f. of additional retail space.

Gary McManus, a spokesperson for Forest City, acknowledged that initial work is now beginning, larger scale construction is a month away. "While there may be some site mobilization prior to the holidays, the actual excavation won’t begin to any great degree until January... Excavation is likely to be completed by late April/early May."

With construction underway soon, Harris Teeter could still open in 2013, but according to McManus, Forest City is waiting to confirm a project completion / opening date until next spring, after excavation is done and when more signed retail tenants can be announced.

The design by Shalom Baranes Architects is for two buildings that will be expressed as three, with two residential towers (one above the Harris Teeter running along most of 4th Street, shown above), and one shorter retail building located on the corner with a look separate from the residential portion of the project. The retail building includes 30,000 s.f. ground-floor retail topped by the Vida health club (seen at right).

Washington D.C. real estate development news


Anonymous said...

Where did you get your story that Vida signed a lease?

Anonymous said...

These look more like subsidized housing circa 1960. My guess is they'll be redeveloping this site again in 20 years.

Whatareyoutalkingabout said...

^Except that its a new high end condo building with a massive grocery store and fitness center? I believe your guess is incorrect!

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