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D.C. Selects MRP Realty To Develop 806 Units On NoMa's Northwest One Site

A rendering of MRP Realty and CSG Urban's proposal for the Northwest One site

Eight development teams vied for the right to develop a 3.5-acre surface parking lot in NoMa, and MRP Realty's team came out on top. 

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development selected MRP Realty and CSG Urban's proposal to develop 806 units with retail on the site at North Capitol and K streets, Urban Turf reports.

The Northwest One parcel was one of the sites tapped for redevelopment as part of D.C.'s New Communities Initiative. The project will replace the former Temple Courts apartments, which has been a parking lot for several years, and it must maintain the same level of affordable housing as the previous community.

Before receiving proposals, D.C. held community meetings through the Our RFP process, during which residents expressed a desire for family-sized units and neighborhood-serving retail. 

MRP's proposal, presented in June, calls for larger units and 67% of them to be designated as affordable. It also includes 57K SF of nonresidential space, which will be a combination of neighborhood-serving retail and community space. 

The other proposals, presented by top developers including WC Smith, Monument Realty, Bozzuto and Donatelli Development, included components such as a recreation center with an ice rink, a Lidl grocery store and a charter school. 

This is not the first NoMa development opportunity MRP and CSG have been awarded by the D.C. government. The team in 2014 was chosen to develop a mixed-use project on the site of the D.C. Housing Authority HQ at 1133 North Capitol St. NE. Three years later, the team has not begun the project or given an update on the development timeline.

Related Topics: Bozzuto Group, MRP Realty, NoMa, WC Smith, Lidl