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New Kids On The Block: Retail, The DOJ And More

Retail In Ivy City


Douglas Development is placing a heavy bet on NE DC as it continues with its restoration of the Hecht Warehouse District on New York Avenue NE. The first phase of the project arrived in November of last year: 110 units of loft-style residential. The developer will eventually renovate a total of 335 units and 300k SF of retail and restaurants. A Nike Store and MOMs Organic have also opened in the development.

That's not all Douglas has in the NE DC pipeline: just a couple of blocks to the east, the company looks to bring 550k SF of retail, a 108-room hotel, 200 units of residential, and 2,800 parking spaces to the 15-acre triangular space bounded by New York Avenue, Montana Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE. The proposed development has been dubbed NewCityDC.       

The DOJ's New NoMa Digs


Three Constitution Square has been empty since it opened in 2013, but now a tenant finally arrives, and you may have heard of it: the Department of JusticeStonebridge Carras harpooned the big whale in October of last year, and the DOJ will move into the vacant, 350k SF of the building (shown above) late this year. It will complete the move when the rest of the build-to-suit, 475k SF Four Constitution Square is delivered in 2018.

Kettler At Union Market


One of the region's biggest multifamily developers, Kettler, has massive plans for the exploding Union Market neighborhood. Market Terminal will occupy a five-acre site fewer than two blocks west of Union Market. The proposed development will include four new residential buildings with 975 units, 67k SF of ground-floor retail, two office towers totaling 303k SF, and two new public parks.