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Renderings Revealed For Multistory Eckington Condos Opening In Spring

A rendering of Grosvenor's City Homes condo project in Eckington.

Grosvenor Americas acquired a piece of a major Eckington development earlier this year, and it is now giving a clearer picture of the condominiums it is preparing to deliver. 

The developer released new renderings Monday of City Homes, a project featuring 45 multistory condos at 1500 Harry Thomas Way NE. It expects to deliver the project in the spring. 

The condos, designed by Cecconi Simone, range from one-bedrooms to three-bedrooms and average 1,300 SF. Every unit has multiple stories and private outdoor patios.

A rendering of a private outdoor patio at Grosvenor's City Homes condo project.

The building is part of the 681-unit Eckington Yards project, which broke ground in 2018. It is being spearheaded by a legacy JBG fund that was not folded into the JBG Smith REIT. LCOR bought a 50% stake in the project in December 2018

The development also features 70K SF of retail, including a 35K SF Brooklyn Boulders gym and a commercial kitchen and grocery store from Union Kitchen. The retail will be centered around a woonerf-style shared street.

The project sits across the street from the new 2-acre park that opened this year along the Metropolitan Branch Trail.

An interior rendering of a condo in Grosvenor's City Homes project.

Grosvenor announced July 31 it acquired the City Homes building while it was under construction. Grosvenor Senior Vice President of Development Jonathan Carr told Bisnow in August the project is particularly well suited for the coronavirus era because of its large unit sizes and its proximity to a public park. 

"Eckington is a cool place, it's a really nice area for the product we're introducing, the multistory, for-sale product you don't usually find in the city," Carr said. "You have the benefits of townhouse living without the headaches of buying a townhome, having to renovate and worrying about construction, but it's still part of an authentic, cool, old neighborhood."