Earlier this season we noted the increased development activity around Nationals Park, and another big project was announced yesterday: a 650,000-sf mixed-use complex.
Skanska USA Commercial Development and Grosvenor Americas (GA) announced the beginning of planning on the development, which will be located between M and N Street, fronted by First Street, just steps from the ballpark and the Navy Yard station on Metrorail’s Green Line.
Skanska USA Commercial Development will be responsible for the development of an 11-story, 224,000-square-foot office building with 11,000 square feet of additional retail space on the ground floor. The building will feature a rooftop terrace and green roof, as well as a below grade parking garage that will provide over 140 parking spaces.
Grosvenor Americas plans to develop the remainder of the block with a mix of uses including residential and retail space.
“The flourishing Capitol Riverfront District provides one of the most exciting opportunities for development in Washington, D.C.,” said Robert Ward, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager of Skanska USA Commercial Development in Washington D.C. “This mixed-use development promises to offer great value to its growing community and to local businesses and will ensure that the area continues to thrive.”
“Grosvenor, which has been developing dynamic urban neighborhoods for over 300 years, is pleased to bring its ‘Living Cities’ vision to the exciting Capitol Riverfront district of Washington, D.C.,” said Don Capobres, Senior Vice President, Development, Grosvenor Americas.
Skanska USA Building will serve as the construction manager for the office building, which will be designed by Gensler Architects and will aim for LEED Platinum certification. McCaffery Interests will oversee construction of the apartment, retail and hotel portion of the development on behalf of Grosvenor.
We noted earlier this season that Nationals Park had quietly emerged as a magnet for development: when the ballpark was originally planned the area along the Anacostia River was underdeveloped and certainly not an attractive spot for anything. Since then the area has been built up, with more new development along the way.
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