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JBG/Gallaudet University

Concept design of development on Sixth Street

"DeafSpace" design principles will drive the first phase of a four-phase JV between what will soon be JBG Smith and Gallaudet University. The two entities will partner to redevelop 1.2M SF near the college campus. The university-owned land along 6th Street NE is next to Union Market. The first phase will integrate 1,800 new residential units, some designated affordable, 134K SF of retail and 63K SF of offices.

“DeafSpace” principles foster an environment promoting educational attainment among those with hearing disabilities. Belfast-based architecture group Hall McKnight won a Malcolm Reading Consultants-sponsored competition judged by JBG and the university, the nation's premier higher education for the deaf. 

Union Place


Toll Brothers Apartment Living and AECOM Capital are embarking on a JV to build the 14-story, 525-unit Union Place at 200 K St. NE. In December, the two secured $130M in financing and announced the project’s groundbreaking. The complex, slated for a spring 2018 opening, will begin leasing next year.

It will feature a number of amenities, including penthouse-level lounge, rooftop pool, gym with a rock-climbing wall, business center, outdoor courtyard, pet salon and a children’s play room. It neighbors Cohen Siegel Investors’ 212-unit The Loree Grand at Union Place, completed in 2010.

Market Terminal

A rendering of the public plaza at Kettler's Market Terminal development

Two residential buildings and one office building will comprise the first phase of Tysons-based Kettler’s Market Terminal development. Connected by a public plaza, buildings on the plot sit almost directly atop the Red Line at the intersection of 3rd and Morse streets NE.

The 10-story office building will provide 11K SF of ground-level retail in addition to the 217K SF of office above. The larger of the residential buildings will have 453 units subdivided into five-story and 11-story halves. The ground level will house 16K SF of retail while the rooftop will get a pool. The second, smaller building will add 105 units and 9K SF of retail. Three more buildings will arrive in later phases, raising the unit total above 800 and introducing even more retail, plus hotel space.

33 N St. NE


In February, Wood Partners began demolition on a two-story office building at 33 N St. NE, clearing the way for its planned 346-unit luxury apartment community on one of the hottest blocks in NoMa.

“NoMa has become one of D.C.’s most stable employment centers, which is fueling an increasing demand for apartments, nightlife, restaurants and popular retail,” Wood Partners director for the Mid-Atlantic region Scott Zimmerly, said at Bisnow's Future of Northeast DC event.

The community will have a mix of micro-units, studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-level suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities will include co-working space, fitness center, shuffleboard and rooftop pool and deck.