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Roadside Unveils Plans, Renderings For Wegmans-Anchored Fannie Mae HQ Redevelopment

A rendering of Roadside's Fannie Mae HQ redevelopment

Wegmans committed in May to open its first D.C. grocery store at the redevelopment of the former Fannie Mae headquarters on Wisconsin Avenue, but until now, the plans for the rest of the project remained unclear. 

Roadside Development this week filed a large-tract review application with the Office of Planning for a 700-unit development with 200K SF of retail, a hotel and office and cultural space on the site, UrbanTurf reports

The popular grocery anchor will occupy roughly 80K SF in the redeveloped 228K SF HQ building, where a boutique hotel will also open with 140 to 150 rooms. Directly behind that building, Roadside plans to construct two new, six-story residential buildings. 

Four additional residential buildings are planned on the remainder of the site, plus an 85-foot-tall mixed-use building with ground-floor retail, a health club, cultural arts space and a floor of office. 

A rendering of the front lawn at Roadside's Fannie Mae HQ redevelopment

The lawn in front of the HQ building is planned for a 55K SF community events space with fountains and a performance stage. The development, designed by Shalom Baranes, will also include 1,400 parking spaces in three underground levels. 

Roadside, in partnership with Japanese-based North American Sekisui House, acquired the 10-acre property at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW in November for $86M. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the deal to bring the first Wegmans to D.C. at ICSC ReCON in May. Roadside President Richard Lake, at a July Bisnow event, said Wegmans has played an active role in designing the development.

"They are a very important component for what we're trying to do, but they're just as interested in what the residential is going to feel like, in the hotel and the public spaces," Lake said. 

The development plans still need to earn Historic Preservation Review Board approval. Roadside hopes to break ground by the end of 2018, with an anticipated 2022 delivery.