Boston Properties Teaming Up With GWU On Office/Retail Development
The partnership will redevelop two buildings, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave NW (above) and Rice Hall, into new offices and retail, with Boston Properties controlling and developing the buildings and GW controlling the land underneath.
University administrative offices in Rice Hall will be relocated, as will some of the tenants in 2100 Pennsylvania. No construction timeline has been set, but the tenants have until late 2018/mid-2019 to vacate the building.
Boston Properties also partnered with GWU on The Avenue at 2200 Pennsylvania, a similar mixed-use redevelopment that features a Whole Foods on the ground floor.
"The opportunity to build on the success we achieved together with The Avenue, to extend the I Street retail corridor to serve as the university’s ‘Main Avenue’ and to deliver another project of world-class design that will serve as the gateway to the campus and the Foggy Bottom community is both complex and challenging," Boston Properties DC chief Ray Ritchey said in a release.