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Property Group Partners Honored with Developer of the Year Award

05/18/18 — Property Group Partners (PGP) is the recipient of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association’s (DCBIA) Developer of the Year award. PGP’s Jeffrey Sussman, Robert Braunohler and Sean Cahill represented PGP at DCBIA’s Annual Achievement Awards Dinner, which recognized PGP’s contributions to Washington D.C. through its work on Capitol Crossing and other projects in the District…

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Property Group Partners Signs Lease with American Petroleum Institute for Office Space at Capitol Crossing

10/03/17 — Property Group Partners (PGP) today announced that the American Petroleum Insitute (API) will be the first office tenant at Capitol Crossing – one of Washington, DC’s biggest and most ambitious new neighborhood destinations.

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Historic 1876 Adas Israel Synagogue Relocated for the Second Time in 140-Year History

11/03/16 — Today Washington’s oldest synagogue, the historic 1876 Adas Israel Synagogue, began a two-step relocation process to its new home at Third and F streets, NW, the second time it has moved in its 140-year history.

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Capitol Crossing Enters New Phase, Lays Foundation For Construction of New Neighborhood

02/17/16 — Capitol Crossing began installation of the project’s first steel beam Wednesday night laying the groundwork for reclaiming a neighborhood separated for over 40 years, announced developer Property Group Partners.

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From Luxury Hotels to Affordable Housing: The Development on Tap for Mount Vernon Triangle/Chinatown

05/23/18 — In our updated look at the status of the residential development pipeline in neighborhoods around the DC area, UrbanTurf heads to the Mount Vernon Triangle and Chinatown neighborhoods this week. In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have covered thus far: The 3,350 Residential Units Planned for Downtown Bethesda The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards) The 1,822 Units Planned for Tenleytown and AU Park The…

05/23/18 — In our updated look at the status of the residential development pipeline in neighborhoods around the DC area, UrbanTurf heads to the Mount Vernon Triangle and Chinatown neighborhoods this week.

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have covered thus far:

The 3,350 Residential Units Planned for Downtown Bethesda
The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards)
The 1,822 Units Planned for Tenleytown and AU Park
The Over 4,700 Units On the Boards for Union Market
The 974 Units Slated for Shaw
437 Units and Creative Office Space: The Adams Morgan Development Rundown
The 825 Units Coming to the 14th Street Corridor
The 650 Units Headed for the H Street Corridor
The 2,480 Units in the Navy Yard Pipeline
The 3,120 Units Slated for South Capitol Street
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SLS Lux Hotel & Residences

Having secured zoning approvals and developed a plan to follow through on the affordable housing units required by that approval, construction is expected to begin on the SLS Lux Hotel & Residences in the coming months. Along with the Peebles Corporation, the development team includes SBE subsidiary Dakota Development, Walker Group and MacFarlane Partners; WDG Architecture is the designer.

Once completed at 901 5th Street NW (map), the project will deliver 175 hotel rooms across 7 floors and 48 condos on the top four floors. A José Andres restaurant is expected to be located on the ground floor, and amenities including a gym, spa and a 5,000 square-foot ballroom will be located on the cellar and mezzanine levels. There will also be a pool and terrace on the roof. A below-grade parking garage will accommodate 28 bicycles and 92 cars stacked over 46 spaces via a mechanized lift system.

Hotel guests will be provided with free Bikeshare passes and all condo buyers will receive a complimentary three-year membership to either a car- or bike-share program. Developer Peebles Corporation has agreed to build 31 affordable units on a site it owns in Anacostia; 30 additional units will also be required elsewhere. SLS Lux is anticipated to deliver in 2020.

WMATA Headquarters Redevelopment

WMATA’s headquarters at 600 5th Street NW (map) could potentially be up for a residential redevelopment once it is rezoned and (likely) sold. The agency has applied to rezone the site from D-2 to D-5-R to permit by-right residential or mixed-use development up to 120 feet tall (plus penthouse) and to subject any future development to inclusionary zoning regulations.

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The Canterbury

Developer Renaissance Centro was granted Historic Preservation Review Board approval last December for a new plan to retrofit The Harrison, one of DC’s oldest apartment buildings, into a larger hotel-apartment hybrid dubbed The Canterbury.

The project has been in the works at 704 3rd Street NW (map) for at least seven years and now is envisioned as a by-right project that would deliver nearly 200 hotel rooms and 65 apartments. The Gensler design appends a seven-story addition to a reconstructed version of the historic façades. A restaurant and bar fronting G Street will sit on the ground floor with patio space.

The rooftop will include a pool, bar/lounge, hotel terrace and a residential lounge and terrace. There will also be 39 parking spaces across two below-grade parking levels. Jonathan Nehmer and Associates handling the interior architecture.

As of now, it is unclear whether any zoning relief would be required; previous design iterations were approved by the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) as early as 2012. Building permits to begin work on the site have not yet been applied for; previous extension requests for the site cited the ongoing construction of Capitol Crossing as determining the expected work schedule.

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The Cantata

Wilkes Company and Quadrangle have partnered with Mount Carmel Baptist Church to develop The Cantata at 801 3rd Street NW (map). The two-phase project, designed by SmithGroup JJR, will deliver a total of 351 residential units along with space for the church’s use. Twenty percent of the units will be set aside as affordable; amenities will include a gym and rooftop pool. It is unclear when construction will begin.

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Plaza West

Henson Development Company, Golden Rule Plaza and Mission First Housing Development Corporation have teamed up with the city to deliver an all-affordable development at 307 K Street NW (map).

Fifty of the units will be in a designated section of the building tailored to inter-generational “grandfamilies”, led by low-income grandparents raising their grandchildren. Amenities here will include a library, playroom and fitness room. Households earning less than 30 percent of AMI will occupy the remainder of the building. Additional amenities will include 9,500 square feet of outdoor space with a basketball court and garden; there will also be 51 below-grade parking spaces.

Lima Hotel

Developer Habte Sequar received zoning approval in February 2016 to develop a hotel/residential project on the former Henry’s Soul Cafe site at 317 K Street NW (map). Lima Hotel will be a 14-story building with 200 hotel rooms below 30 apartments. There will also be a 2,040 square-foot bar and 46 below-grade valet parking spaces. PGN Architects is the project architect.

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Capitol Vista

Groundbreaking is eminent for the Capitol Vista development on the 9,648 square-foot city-owned parking deck at New Jersey Avenue and Second and H Streets NW (map). The project will deliver 104 affordable units above 3,200 square feet of retail.

The unit mix will include 20 studios, 52 one-bedrooms and 32 two-bedrooms; 16 of the units will be for households earning up to 30 and 50 percent AMI and the remaining units will be for households earning up to 60 percent AMI. Amenities will include a game room, gym and rooftop terrace.

The triangular, Flatiron-inspired building is designed by Grimm + Parker Architects and is expected to deliver in 2020. Voltron Community Partners is the development team, comprised of Dantes Partners, Menkiti Group, Spectrum Management, and Bailey Real Estate Holdings.

Capitol Crossing

Property Group Partners is still at work on Capitol Crossing, the two million square-foot development slated for the air rights above the I-395 on-ramp at the intersections of Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Street and E Street NW (map). While two of the office/retail buildings (and Danny Meyer’s first Union Square Cafe location outside of New York) are expected to deliver this year and next year, the residential portion is still on the horizon.

The whole development is expected to deliver in 2021 and the residential building will be designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and David Childs of SOM LLP. More detailed plans for the 180,000 square feet of residences are forthcoming.

U.S. Cities Can Save Billions with Green, Resilient Design, Says Report

02/18/18 — A financial case for green roofs, solar panels, and permeable pavement. Sustainability has become a buzzword for urban designers and environmental advocates. A new report released yesterday stresses that making it a de facto policy for U.S. cities would be a cost-effective design solution that could save millions, and even billions, of dollars. Co-authored by Greg Kats and Keith Glassbrook, Delivering Urban Resilience looked at the ecological and financial advantages that would come from promoting co-called “smart surfaces,”…

02/18/18 — A financial case for green roofs, solar panels, and permeable pavement.

Sustainability has become a buzzword for urban designers and environmental advocates. A new report released yesterday stresses that making it a de facto policy for U.S. cities would be a cost-effective design solution that could save millions, and even billions, of dollars.

Co-authored by Greg Kats and Keith Glassbrook, Delivering Urban Resilience looked at the ecological and financial advantages that would come from promoting co-called “smart surfaces,” such as as green roofs, solar panels, and permeable and porous pavement, in urban areas.

Using three different cities as case studies—El Paso, Texas, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.—the researchers examined how adding these features can lower excess heat and improve water quality and stormwater management, all costly environmental issues exacerbated by climate change. For the first time, researchers assembled an integrated cost-benefit analysis for these strategies using insight from city partners, epidemiologists, and tech and energy experts.

The results were promising, and suggest these adaptations should be seen less as a good idea and more as a necessary, and prudent, investment. The analysis showed that each of the cities studied would realize significant savings if they embraced these changes: El Paso would save $540 million, Washington, D.C., would save $1.8 billion, and Philadelphia would save $3.5 billion. These figures already factor in the cost of making significant adjustments and investments to add new, green infrastructure (the report puts the cost of a smart surface program in D.C. at $838 million, for example).

Adopting the entire suite of smart, resilient solutions would save cities significant money on energy, water, and infrastructure repairs, due to increased resilience. Cooling technologies and adaptions would cut regional energy bills and reduce smog, and the benefits to health and livability would compound over time.

The findings underlined the threat that climate change poses to urban areas, which, due to the heat island effect and rising temperatures, will suffer increasingly uncomfortable summers. The report notes that these changes, if adopted, would also prevent an expected loss of significant summer tourism revenue for the cities studies. Factoring in the tourism revenue that could be saved by these smart surfaces would revise the total savings estimates for both D.C. and Philadelphia to $4.9 billion and $8.4 billion, respectively.

“Climate change is already causing problems in communities in every region of our nation.”

The changes that come from city-wide adoption would also provide more proportional benefits to citizens living in low-income areas. Due to lack of trees and greenery, and the higher likelihood of living in or near areas covered in dark, impervious surfaces, these residents suffer more from summer heat, air pollution, respiratory illness, heat stress, and high health costs than the population at large. A previous study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that, in U.S. cities, African Americans and Hispanics are 51 percent and 21 percent more likely, respectively, to live in high heat risk urban areas than non-Hispanic white Americans.

While energy savings are often seen as a significant benefit, mitigating rising temperatures can have a profound impact on health care costs. A 2017 report by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, representing 11 major medical societies such as the American Medical Association, found that “climate change is already causing problems in communities in every region of our nation.”

The report was released yesterday in Washington D.C. at Capitol Crossing, a new development seeking LEED certification. The researchers collaborated with 15 organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council, American Institute of Architects, the National League of Cities, the National Housing Trust, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The JPB Foundation.

USGBC: REPORT SAYS CITIES CAN SAVE BILLIONS WITH SUSTAINABLE SURFACES

02/07/18 — Smart surface technologies would also cut greenhouse gasses while achieving transformative benefits like making cities cooler, more resilient, healthier and more equitable. A new report released Tuesday, Delivering Urban Resilience, authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of costs and benefits for the adoption of citywide smart surface technologies in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and El Paso. “Cities are increasingly at risk from hurricanes and severe summer heat,” said lead author Greg Kats. “This report shows how citywide adoption of…

02/07/18 — Smart surface technologies would also cut greenhouse gasses while achieving transformative benefits like making cities cooler, more resilient, healthier and more equitable.
A new report released Tuesday, Delivering Urban Resilience, authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of costs and benefits for the adoption of citywide smart surface technologies in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and El Paso.

“Cities are increasingly at risk from hurricanes and severe summer heat,” said lead author Greg Kats. “This report shows how citywide adoption of these smart surface technologies would save cities billions of dollars and cut greenhouse gasses while achieving transformative benefits like making cities cooler, more resilient, healthier and more equitable.”

The report documents that an investment in these technologies would result in net present values of $1.8 billion in Washington, D.C., $3.6 billion in Philadelphia and $540 million El Paso over a 40 year period. The work is built on more than two years of data collection and research in collaboration with 15 organizations, including U.S. Green Building Council,American Institute of Architects, the National League of Cities, the National Housing Trust, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The JPB Foundation.

“Delivering Urban Resilience is so critical because it is the first rigorous analysis of citywide surfacing options to manage sun and water at scale,” according to Mark Chambers, New York City’s Director of Sustainability.

Smart surface technologies include surfaces that help manage sunlight and rain, including solar PV roofs, cool roofs, green roofs, porous and high albedo pavements, trees or a combination of these features. This study demonstrates that these technologies can effectively address the severe cost of worse air quality, higher pollution and excess heat in urban low-income areas.

“The Delivering Urban Resilience report gives the green building movement the momentum needed to widen sustainable building perspectives past walls and into environments and the lives of the people who occupy them,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “Not only do the smart surface technologies in this report provide tangible cost benefits, but they promote the needed equity in quality of life for all city residents.”

This is the beginning of the Smart Surfaces revolution,” says former two-term Austin mayor, Will Wynn. “Delivering Urban Resilience provides an entirely convincing case that city-wide adoption of ‘smart surfaces’ like green and cool roofs and porous pavements are both cost-effective and essential to ensuring that our cities remain livable in a warming world.”

This report was launched at an event today with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser at Capitol Crossing, one of the largest developments in the Washington metro area, which is pursuing LEED Platinum certification.

12 PROJECTS TO WATCH IN 2018

01/31/18 — 12 Projects to Watch in 2018 Design that‘s making an impact around the world. SOMJan 30 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. For more, visit www.som.com. This year, architecture and urban design projects will revitalize neighborhoods, realize innovative ideas for mixed-use development, and blend technology with education. Here are a dozen works in progress that we’ll be celebrating in 2018. Residential, Remixed New housing…

01/31/18 — 12 Projects to Watch in 2018
Design that‘s making an impact around the world.

SOMJan 30
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. For more, visit www.som.com.

This year, architecture and urban design projects will revitalize neighborhoods, realize innovative ideas for mixed-use development, and blend technology with education. Here are a dozen works in progress that we’ll be celebrating in 2018.

Residential, Remixed

New housing developments provide an opportunity to reconsider how urban neighborhoods grow and thrive.

Manhattan Loft Gardens

London, United Kingdom

Part 150-room luxury hotel and part 34-floor residential high-rise, Manhattan Loft Gardens in London’s Olympic Park is designed to foster a vertical community. The double-cantilevered tower features three sky gardens that bring outdoor space to residents, while shared amenities including meeting spaces, a spa, and a swimming pool will bring neighbors together. The 248 living spaces include single-story and loft-style apartments, interwoven together. Each flat can be customized to maximize space, daylight, and views. The project is set for completion in 2018.

Taylor Street Apartments and Roosevelt Branch Library

Chicago, Illinois

The Taylor Street Apartments and Roosevelt Branch Library will be one of the first co-located Chicago Housing Authority and Public Library branches. Image © SOM
Working with the City of Chicago, SOM is designing one of the city’s first co-located Chicago Housing Authority and Public Library branches. Having broken ground in 2018, the mixed-income apartment and library complex is designed to create a synergy between the two distinct programs. Set back and staggered on the site along West Taylor and Ada Streets, the building will provide rooftop green space, communal areas, and floor-to-ceiling windows for residential units. The library will offer soaring open spaces designed for kids, teenagers, and adults, bringing vital public space to the city’s Near West Side.

Retrofitting the City

Urban-scale projects are refocusing the center of attention — and in one case, creating new land — to bring people to revitalized neighborhoods.

Capitol Crossing

Washington, D.C.

Capitol Crossing is one of the biggest city design efforts undertaken in the nation’s capital in decades. Photo © SOM
Thanks to a feat of structural engineering, a new neighborhood is taking shape above an urban expressway. For decades, an open portion of Interstate 395 ran through three city blocks in northwest Washington, D.C. In 2015, ground broke on Capitol Crossing, a project to cover the sunken stretch of highway, restore the street grid, and create a walkable mixed-use development. SOM’s master plan included engineering the platform built at street level above the highway.

“There was both an art and a science to calibrating the plan,” said Kristopher Takács, director of SOM’s D.C. office. With one building set to top out this year, and another due for completion, 2018 brings significant progress for the restored and revitalized district.

Moscone Convention Center Expansion and Improvement

San Francisco, California

The expansion and improvement to San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center is on pace for completion in August 2018. The project knits together disparate buildings, underutilized public streets, and open areas to create new indoor and outdoor amenities, including 8,000 square feet of new public space. The use of transparent and translucent materials will bring natural light to interior public spaces, while revealing the activity within. Beyond enhancing the public realm of San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, the project upgrades Moscone’s environmental credentials: when complete, it will create fewer carbon emissions per visitor than any other major North American convention center.

Tanjong Pagar Centre

Singapore

The Tanjong Pagar Centre includes two towers and a six-story podium. Images © Digital Mirage Pte. Ltd.
The mixed-use Tanjong Pagar Centre will become a new landmark in Singapore’s historic central business district. Due for completion this year, the complex will include multiple levels of retail space, along with parking, restaurants, and entertainment areas. Offices and a hotel will occupy the upper floors. An underground pedestrian network, connected to an existing transit station, will make the tower easily accessible. More than just a high-rise, the project brings major improvements at ground level — a redesigned Tanjong Pagar City Park will enhance the public realm, along with a “city room” venue for art and outdoor performances.

Ripe for Reinvention

Creative commercial spaces are bringing new life to old buildings, historic areas, and formerly industrial zones from Chicago to Guadalajara.

Bio-Esfera

Guadalajara, Mexico

Bio-Esfera comprises two building blocks that offer flexible office spaces oriented toward technology and creative companies. Image © SOM
The Bio-Esfera office complex will transform an underutilized area in Guadalajara, Mexico, where a dormant Kodak manufacturing facility once stood. As the first parcel of the Distrito La Perla Master Plan to be developed, the complex is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. The building provides richly varied open spaces, including a central courtyard evocative of the public plazas prevalent throughout Guadalajara, along with gardens, balconies, terraces, roof decks, and an outdoor amphitheater.

Designed with the region’s abundant summer rainfalls in mind, the building incorporates ample roof gardens and terraces to capture and re-use rainwater and minimize stormwater discharge.

1515 West Webster Avenue

Chicago, Illinois

The design of 1515 West Webster accommodates open, flexible workspaces across four stories. Image © SOM
Located where the North Branch of the Chicago River meets one of the city’s vital east-west corridors, 1515 West Webster Avenue is the first development to emerge on the former site of Chicago’s historic Finkl Steel mill. The office building will house open, flexible, and daylit workspaces across four stories, anchored by a skylit central atrium featuring a two-story staircase for circulation, gathering, and informal meetings. Targeting LEED® Gold certification, 1515 West Webster incorporates low-cost, high-efficiency materials to achieve significant improvements in performance and to reduce construction materials. When completed in 2018, the building will house the Midwest headquarters of C.H. Robinson.

Optimo Hat Factory

Chicago, Illinois

The adaptive reuse of a decommissioned firehouse on Chicago’s south side accommodates Optimo Hat Factory’s continued growth. Photos © Tom Rossiter
Optimo is one of the leading makers of bespoke, handcrafted hats, serving a diverse and global clientele. For more than 25 years, the company has based its operations in a small storefront-turned-factory in Beverly, a historic neighborhood in southwest Chicago. When Optimo decided to bring its headquarters and production facility under one roof, it purchased a decommissioned firehouse, built circa 1915 and formerly owned by the City of Chicago. SOM developed an adaptive reuse scheme for the building that will accommodate the company’s continued growth and reaffirm its commitment to the community.

Towering Achievement

Working together, architects and engineers can make breakthroughs in sustainable design. Tianjin’s newest supertall is a case in point.

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin, China

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre topped out in 2017. Photo © SOM
Soaring 530 meters, the 96-story Tianjin CTF Finance Centre will bring office space, serviced apartments, and a five-star hotel to the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area. The tower’s striking design serves a dual purpose: its curved corners, tapering form, and porous crown mitigate wind loads, while maximizing structural efficiency. A high-performance facade system saves energy by reducing heating and cooling requirements, while providing daylight and views. All of these features contribute to the project’s anticipated LEED® Gold certification. Already an icon on the skyline, the supertall tower is on pace to be completed in 2018.

Designing the Future of Education

How will learning spaces evolve for the 21st century? This year, three projects across the United States are embracing technology to support new approaches to academic exploration.

UConn Innovation Partnership Building

Storrs, Connecticut

The Innovation Partnership Building is the centerpiece of our master plan for UConn’s Technology Park. Photo © Magda Biernat
The Innovation Partnership Building is the first to be completed at the University of Connecticut’s new Technology Park. Envisioned as a bridge between academia and industry, as well as between science and engineering, it will be a collaborative hub for advanced product development, biomedical engineering, and advanced information systems.

The building is organized in three primary parts: a flexible tenant laboratory and incubator space, an advanced manufacturing and additive materials wing, and an advanced characterization laboratory wing that will be among the country’s most sophisticated microscopy centers when it opens in 2018.

The Milstein Center, Barnard College

New York, New York

The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center is located at the heart of Barnard College’s New York City campus. Construction photo (left) and rendering (right) © SOM
Due to open for the fall 2018 semester, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center will become a new hub of academic and intellectual life at Barnard College. Designed to foster collaboration and dialogue, The Milstein Center will provide a range of innovative and essential resources that reflect the connections at the core of Barnard’s educational philosophy. Much more than a traditional library, the facility will include centers for pedagogy, empirical reasoning, digital humanities, design, and media, as well as a movement lab. It will also house the Vagelos Computational Science Center, supporting students and faculty in pioneering research .

“It’s a very high-tech, very 21st-century, very forward-looking space,” Roger Duffy, a design partner working on the project, said.

Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television

Los Angeles, California

The School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University is due for completion in the summer of 2018. Image © SOM
Loyola Marymount University (LMU) will soon open its Playa Vista campus, designed to house graduate programs for the School of Film and Television. Along with classrooms, production and post-production facilities, and administrative offices, the campus will provide spaces for other academic programs and creative activities and events. Located in The Brickyard development, the new campus will place LMU students and faculty members in the heart of Silicon Beach, L.A.’s tech innovation and creativity hub.

The 50,000-square-foot facility, due for completion in the summer of 2018, will offer film and TV students dynamic creator spaces — small and large, efficient and flexible, and, most importantly, focused and collaborative.

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THE POWER LIST 2018: DANNY MEYER

01/24/18 — The Maverick Since opening Union Square Cafe in 1985, Danny Meyer and his team have redefined hospitality, combining warmth and professionalism in restaurants ranging from fine dining at Gramercy Tavern to better-burger chain Shake Shack, as well as jazz clubs, cocktail bars, museum cafes and barbecue restaurants. His book, “Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business,” is required reading for operators across the country. Known for: As CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group LLC, Meyer…

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The Maverick
Since opening Union Square Cafe in 1985, Danny Meyer and his team have redefined hospitality, combining warmth and professionalism in restaurants ranging from fine dining at Gramercy Tavern to better-burger chain Shake Shack, as well as jazz clubs, cocktail bars, museum cafes and barbecue restaurants. His book, “Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business,” is required reading for operators across the country.

Known for: As CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group LLC, Meyer has been a leader on promoting positive work cultures in the restaurant industry.

In order to increase salaries of back-of-the-house workers, Meyer vowed to eliminate tipping at all of his restaurants in 2015, sending shockwaves across the industry. It’s still a work in progress as he implements his “Hospitality Included” system at his operations one restaurant at a time. USHG also offers strong benefits like parental leave, 401(k) matches and insurance.

Power move: Meyer continues to expand his reach. He invests in emerging concepts like Tender Greens, Joe Coffee and Salt & Straw, and last year launched Roman-style concepts in New York — Vini e Fritti, an aperitivi bar; Martina, a pizzeria; and Marchio, a coffee bar. He remains outspoken on the elimination of tipping, and most recently promoted it on 60 Minutes.

What’s next: Meyer is planning the opening of his first full-service restaurant outside of New York with a Union Square Cafe slated to debut at the Capitol Crossing mixed-use development project in Washington, D.C., where USHG will also curate other food-and-drink outlets.­

WHAT D.C.’S ADAS ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE WILL LOOK LIKE IN ITS NEW LOCATION

01/17/18 — What D.C.’s Adas Israel Synagogue will look like in its new location Beside the historic house of worship will be a plaza and courtyard Michelle GoldchainJan 17, 2018, 11:53am EST All renderings courtesy of Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum In November 2016, Washington, D.C.’s oldest synagogue, Adas Israel Synagogue, began a two-phase relocation. UrbanTurf recently reported that the project is seeking further zoning approvals in order to relocate the 1876-built property at Third and G streets NW…

01/17/18 — What D.C.’s Adas Israel Synagogue will look like in its new location
Beside the historic house of worship will be a plaza and courtyard

Michelle GoldchainJan 17, 2018, 11:53am EST
All renderings courtesy of Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
In November 2016, Washington, D.C.’s oldest synagogue, Adas Israel Synagogue, began a two-phase relocation. UrbanTurf recently reported that the project is seeking further zoning approvals in order to relocate the 1876-built property at Third and G streets NW to 575 Third Street NW. Curbed DC has also received new renderings of the project with an inside look at how the museum will be redeveloped.

UrbanTurf reports:

“… the more-detailed plans propose a four-story museum alongside the 4,165 square-foot Adas Israel Synagogue, which will sit on an elevated plinth. Along F Street, an entrance plaza and courtyard will separate the two buildings, which will have an interior walkway connecting them.”

This is the second time it has ever been relocated. DCist reported that Ulysses S. Grant went to its dedication ceremony, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to attend a Jewish service. In 1908, the congregation outgrew the space and moved to a newer synagogue nearby.

61 years later, the Washington Metro Transit Authority planned to construct a new headquarters on the site and threatened to demolish the building if it wasn’t moved. From 6th and G streets NW, it was relocated to Third and G streets NW. Over the years, the property has had a variety of uses, from a barber shop to a dentist’s office to a real estate agency to a grocery to a bicycle shop. It is now home to the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum.

Property Group Partners with Wolfe House and Building Movers are behind the relocation with the intent to create more room to build the 2.2 million-square-foot project, known as Capitol Crossing. The project will feature five LEED Platinum-certified buildings on seven acres of land in Downtown.

• A New Home for Historic Synagogue Near Capitol Crossing [UrbanTurf]

• Capitol Crossing: What to Expect from One of D.C.’s Largest Revitalization Projects [Curbed DC]

• Watch D.C.’s oldest synagogue move with these 10 photos [Curbed DC]

10 DEVELOPMENTS SET TO RESHAPE U.S. CITIES IN 2018

01/11/18 — 10 developments set to reshape U.S. cities in 2018 A look at some of the megaprojects and supertall towers opening or hitting big milestones later this year The Hudson Yards development in New York City Max Touhey | www.metouhey.com With so many megaprojects under construction or breaking ground, it can be very confusing trying to keep track of billion-dollar developments. From supertalls to new residential towers, scores of city-changing plans are slowly taking shape. As Curbed looks ahead…

01/11/18 — 10 developments set to reshape U.S. cities in 2018
A look at some of the megaprojects and supertall towers opening or hitting big milestones later this year

The Hudson Yards development in New York City
Max Touhey | www.metouhey.com
With so many megaprojects under construction or breaking ground, it can be very confusing trying to keep track of billion-dollar developments. From supertalls to new residential towers, scores of city-changing plans are slowly taking shape. As Curbed looks ahead at the year in real estate and hot markets across the country, here are 10 of the biggest such projects currently in the works. They’re far from the only projects taking shape, but they are all predicted to fully open or reach significant milestones sometime this year. For more information on big projects underway in Curbed cities, check out links to metro-specific maps listed below.

Melissa Romero
Comcast Development Center: Philadelphia

This record-breaking, $1.5 billion-dollar development will redefine the Philadelphia skyline, adding a 1,121-foot-tall Foster + Partners-designed supertall in Center City. In addition to creating a new home for the lead tenant and telecom giant—as well as Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, who purchased three condos on the 45th floor—the soon-to-open tower will also boast a Four Seasons on the upper levels, making it the highest hotel in the nation.

FivePoint Holdings
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard: San Francisco

Few cities clamor for affordable housing more than San Francisco. This reimagined and reused naval site, dubbed the San Francisco Shipyard, began selling in early 2017, offering hundreds of relatively affordable condos (in the $500,000 to $600,00 range) in the city’s newest neighborhood, and will open more units later this year. Developers FivePoint Holdings also landed architect David Adjaye to design and oversee the second phase of the development, which will roll out over the next few years. Along with the in-process, $6 billion Treasure Island project, San Francisco is (very slowly) building out capacity.

Property Group Partners
Capitol Crossing: Washington, D.C.

The first phase of this sizable, $1.3 billion downtown redevelopment in the nation’s capital, a building called 200 Massachusetts Ave NW, is expected to open later this year. A private project overseen by D.C.-based developer Property Group Partners, Capitol Crossing will eventually consist of five Platinum LEED-certified buildings connected by landscaped public areas. It’s just one of the many massive projects, such as the Wharf, a $2.5 billion-dollar redevelopment of the southwest waterfront, reshaping the District.

242 Broome Street, part of the Essex Crossing development
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Essex Crossing: New York City

Home to many of the nation’s largest and flashiest real estate project (see the soon-to-open 3 World Trade Center commercial tower), Manhattan is also set to see expanded housing options for those of more modest means. Essex Crossing, a mixed-use megaproject on the Lower East Side, has started opening the doors to residential and retail building, including a number of more affordable housing projects such as the Rollins, named after the famous jazz musician. This year, additional stores and amenities, including the Market Line and new Essex Street Market, will open their doors, turning the development site into more of a livable neighborhood.

Greenland USA
Metropolis: Los Angeles

The momentum continues to pick up in downtown Los Angeles. After last year’s crowning of the Wilshire Grand, the city’s tallest tower, cranes are still swinging all over this fast-growing neighborhood. One of the biggest additions will be the Metropolis housing and hotels megaproject, which rolled out its first few residential buildings over the last year, and will continue to expand its footprint with new towers set to finish in 2018 and 2019. Already home to the city’s most expensive penthouses, the Metropolis only reaffirms real estate’s re-embrace of the city core.

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Independent: Austin

The tallest building in the Texan tech capital will put out the welcome mat this year, as the so-called Jenga Tower finally finishes construction. The 58-story, $370 million tower, designed by local architectural firm Rhode:Partners, will be the tallest all-residential tower west of the Mississippi, and a symbol of Austin’s booming economy. All of the building’s 72 one-bedroom condos sold last year.

Boston Properties
Hub on the Causeway: Boston

The first phase of this massive redevelopment of the old Boston Garden site, which will ultimately add 1.87 million square feet of shops, restaurants, offices, hotel rooms, and residences, is set to finish sometime this year. Eventually, the joint project between developers Boston Properties and Delaware North will include a 38-story residential tower, 21-story office tower, as well as new transit connections and outdoor space.

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Hudson Yards: New York City

Manhattan will also see action on the west side, as new phases of the extensive Hudson Yards project come online. This year, a big focus will be residential and retail. The project’s first residential building, 15 Hudson Yards, is set to open, and the massive Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards will add 1 million square feet of commercial development to 10th Avenue.

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Packard Plant: Detroit

The earliest stages of what may be one of the biggest redevelopment projects in North America should be complete by the end of the year. This 3.5 million-square-foot, Albert Kahn-designed former auto plant, which had famously fallen into disrepair and disuse, should see its $16 million Administration Building open its doors later this year. Tenants have already staked claims for restaurant, gallery, and event space. The continued build-out of this mammoth structure should help set up a very exciting 2019 for renovated and restored Detroit real estate, with numerous 20th-century towers—the Book Tower, the Detroit Free Press Building, and the David Stott Building—slated to get new leases on life.

Zaha Hadid Architects
One Thousand Museum: Miami

A long-awaited design by the late Dame Zaha Hadid will most likely finish by the end of 2018 (check out the countdown clock), bringing the Pritzker winner’s dramatic, sweeping curves to the corner of 10th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. The ultraluxury, 62-story tower, set to feature a private helipad on the roof, offers another choice for chic millionaires and billionaires looking to pick up high-priced real estate and ride the city’s condo boom. Along with other recent additions, such as the Panorama Tower in Brickell, the city’s tallest building, One Thousand Museum is reshaping Miami’s skyline.

10 D.C. DEVELOPMENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2018

01/05/18 — 10 D.C. developments to look forward to in 2018 From the International Spy Museum to Audi Field, see what to get excited about It’s the start of a new year, and there is a lot to get excited about. This year, 2018, will be chock full of new projects either set to commence (like the Air and Space Museum’s renovation) or deliver (like the International Spy Museum). Below, get a quick peek at what the future holds for…

01/05/18 — 10 D.C. developments to look forward to in 2018
From the International Spy Museum to Audi Field, see what to get excited about

It’s the start of a new year, and there is a lot to get excited about. This year, 2018, will be chock full of new projects either set to commence (like the Air and Space Museum’s renovation) or deliver (like the International Spy Museum).

Below, get a quick peek at what the future holds for Washington, D.C. See any notable projects left off this list? Let Curbed DC know in the comments.

Note: The mapped points have been listed geographically, from the most north to the most south.

1 Glenstone Museum

While not located in D.C. proper, this project is definitely worth mentioning for those who are lovers of art history.

Currently, the annual visitor capacity at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland, is 25,000. By the end of a planned expansion, targeted to open late 2018, the annual visitor capacity will quadruple to 100,000.

The project plans on constructing a new 204,000-square-foot museum building, called The Pavilions, that will include two cafes, a bookstore, 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, and an arrival hall. Along with this, 100 acres of land will be restored with over 8,000 trees of 55 native species planted.

12002 Glen Rd
Potomac, MD 20854

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2 Midtown Center

This 865,000-square-foot project is one of the largest developments under construction in Washington, D.C., right now. Built to LEED Gold certification standards, this 14-story building will replace the existing Washington Post buildings and neighboring office building with a 14-story project with 45,000 square feet of retail on two levels. There will also be a rooftop terrace, fitness center, and curtain wall with 3D panels and pre-patina copper cladding.

The project is expected to deliver by the second quarter of 2018.

Rendering via Clark Construction
1150 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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3 655 New York Ave NW

Set to either deliver this year or next year, this mega-complex will feature trophy office space and prime retail. Once complete, the glassy tower will incorporate 15 historic properties into the space. To make room for the project, the developer moved an 880-ton building 34 feet east.

This is one of the largest developments under construction right now in Washington, D.C.

Rendering via Douglas Development Corp.
655 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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4 Eaton D.C.

This spring, socially conscious businesses, non-profits, and activists are invited to a brand new hybrid model of a hotel and co-working members club, called Eaton Workshop. The 209-room hotel has a long list of amenities that will likely excite or raise eyebrows. There will be a radio station, artist studios, a 50-seat theater with a VIP section, and a wellness center with a holistic approach.

Art, music, and film festivals focused on social change will also be hosted here, while locally made artworks will rotate throughout the hotel. This space will also include a rooftop bar, speakeasy, restaurant, and a coffee shop and juice bar.

For more renderings, head to this Curbed DC article.

Rendering courtesy of Gachot Studios
1201 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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5 200 Massachusetts Ave NW

This year, the first of Capitol Crossing’s five buildings will deliver with over 410,000 square feet of space across 12 floors. The LEED Platinum-certified building is designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Kevin Roche to have amenities like a fitness facility, day care center, and a rooftop terrace. There will also be a four-level, below-grade garage.

Rendering via Property Group Partners
200 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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6 Hirshhorn Museum

The iconic Gordon Bunshaft-designed Hirshhorn Museum is going to get a brand new look in 2018 with a Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato bar opening in the lobby’s east end. The museum has commissioned Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto through his Tokyo-based architectural firm New Material Research Laboratory (NMRL) to redesign the lobby in order to transform the overall museum experience.

Along with a reconfigured entrance, expect new furnishings inspired by the circular shape of the building as well as a new prismatic light sculpture installation, called, “Your oceanic feeling,” designed by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson in 2015.

Both the coffee bar and the redesigned lobby are set to open February 2018.

Rendering via Hirshhorn Museum
Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560

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7 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Starting the summer of 2018, the National Air and Space Museum will undergo a nearly $1 billion overhaul. When it comes to what to expect for this Smithsonian Institution project, all 23 exhibit area will be replaced with the first few exhibits expected to open by 2021. When new cladding is added to the exterior of the building, it is expected to have a lifespan of 100 years. Across the roof, 1,300, 345-watt solar panels will also be installed.

This will be the Smithsonian Institution’s most costly project ever undertaken.

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600 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560

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8 International Spy Museum

Designed by Hickok Cole Architects, this new development is expected to replace the International Spy Museum located in Chinatown. It will feature a theater, lecture hall, interactive exhibits, and classroom space. There will also be multi-functional event space.

The expected delivery is the fall of 2018.

Rendering courtesy of the International Spy Museum
955 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024

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9 Ballston Common Mall

In September 2018, Ballston Common Mall will debut a brand new, 25,000-square-foot food hall, one of the largest in the D.C. area. The food hall will have 18 restaurants with a 5,000-square-foot plaza in the center. There will also be a large outdoor patio space for two restaurants with communal seating.

For a full list of what restaurants have been announced so far, check out this Curbed DC article.

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4238 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203

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10 Audi Field

In February 2017, groundbreaking began for Buzzard Point’s brand new, $300 million D.C. United Stadium, otherwise known as Audi Field. Set to open July 14, this stadium will have a capacity of 20,000 with 31 luxury suites included. There will also be 500,000 square feet of mixed-use retail and residential space.

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32-60 R St SW
Washington, DC 20024

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A NEW HOME FOR HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE NEAR CAPITOL CROSSING

01/02/18 — A New Home for Historic Synagogue Near Capitol Crossing by Nena Perry-Brown image Rendering of relocated synagogue and planned museum as seen from northwest Capitol Crossing will be one of the largest developments to deliver in DC’s downtown area, erecting a platform atop the I-395 exit ramp off Massachusetts Avenue and delivering over 2 million square feet of mixed-use space. Now, one of the tangential components of that planned-unit development (PUD) is seeking further zoning approvals that will…

01/02/18 — A New Home for Historic Synagogue Near Capitol Crossing
by Nena Perry-Brown

image Rendering of relocated synagogue and planned museum as seen from northwest
Capitol Crossing will be one of the largest developments to deliver in DC’s downtown area, erecting a platform atop the I-395 exit ramp off Massachusetts Avenue and delivering over 2 million square feet of mixed-use space. Now, one of the tangential components of that planned-unit development (PUD) is seeking further zoning approvals that will move the entire project forward.

A second-stage PUD application has been filed in order to relocate the existing historic synagogue building for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (JHS) at Third and G Streets NW (map) to 575 Third Street NW (map), abutting it on the south and east sides with newly-constructed museum and office space.

image Aerial context massing for Capitol Crossing; future site of synagogue highlighted
The plans for relocation and construction of a new museum were initially approved as part of the Capitol Crossing PUD years ago. Now, the more-detailed plans propose a four-story museum alongside the 4,165 square-foot Adas Israel Synagogue, which will sit on an elevated plinth. Along F Street, an entrance plaza and courtyard will separate the two buildings, which will have an interior walkway connecting them.

image Rendering of lobby of planned museum, looking toward synagogue
JHS is requesting flexibility on some interior and exterior design elements, from signage to materiality to the location of various interior components. The applicant is also requesting relief from penthouse setback requirements based on the placement of the elevator shaft.

image Rendering of relocated synagogue and planned museum as seen from Third Street
image Rendering of relocated synagogue and planned museum as seen from F Street
The Historic Preservation Review Board granted the plans conceptual approval in late September. A zoning hearing has not yet been scheduled. If all other approvals proceed on schedule, the synagogue will be moved in 2019.

image Rendering of relocated synagogue and planned museum as seen from southwest
Owned by JHS, Adas Israel Synagogue is the oldest such establishment in the District and operated in its current building from 1876-1907, when the congregation moved into the 6th and Eye synagogue. Adas Israel was originally constructed at 6th and G Streets, but moved in the late 1960s when WMATA purchased the building in hopes of razing it to make way for a headquarters. JHS secured historic designation for the building to prevent its demolition; it was moved to 40 feet away from its current address in 1969.

WHAT’S NEXT: 12 MAJOR D.C. PROJECTS EXPECTED TO DELIVER IN 2018

01/02/18 — What’s Next: 12 Major D.C. Projects Expected To Deliver In 2018 D.C.’s residents, companies, sports teams and tourists will all celebrate the completion of new developments this year. From a new soccer stadium and a museum to retail centers, corporate HQs and numerous multifamily buildings, 2018 will be a big year for deliveries in the D.C. area. Bisnow took a look at 12 of the largest and most noteworthy projects expected to deliver this year. Audi Field DC…

01/02/18 — What’s Next: 12 Major D.C. Projects Expected To Deliver In 2018
D.C.’s residents, companies, sports teams and tourists will all celebrate the completion of new developments this year. From a new soccer stadium and a museum to retail centers, corporate HQs and numerous multifamily buildings, 2018 will be a big year for deliveries in the D.C. area. Bisnow took a look at 12 of the largest and most noteworthy projects expected to deliver this year.

Audi Field

DC United Stadium Rendering
A rendering of Audi Field, D.C. United’s Buzzard Point stadium

Location: Buzzard Point
Developer: D.C. United, Turner Construction
Size: 20,000-seat stadium, 14K SF of retail, 40K SF plaza
Project Cost: $300M
Expected Delivery: June
D.C. United waved goodbye to its longtime home, RFK Stadium, in October and will soon begin playing at a new 20,000-seat stadium at Buzzard Point. With Audi Field on pace for a June opening, the Major League Soccer team will likely have to play two of its early season home games at an alternate site.

The development will also feature a 14K SF retail corridor and a 40K SF public plaza. It is expected to spark a major transformation of Buzzard Point, the Southwest D.C. peninsula where the Potomac and Anacostia rivers meet. Developers such as Akridge, MRP Realty and Capital City Real Estate are planning projects in the area, which D.C. included in one of its Amazon HQ2 submissions.

Capitol Crossing’s Phase 1

Capitol Crossing
A rendering of the Capitol Crossing development

Location: 200 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Developer: Property Group Partners
Size: 414K SF Phase 1
Project Cost: $1.3B
Expected Delivery: Q2
After building an elevated deck above Interstate 395, Property Group Partners broke ground in June 2016 on the first of five buildings at its Capitol Crossing megaproject. The 414K SF office building landed its first tenant in October, with PGP signing the American Petroleum Institute for 75K SF on the top two floors of the 200 Massachusetts Ave. NW building. The developer had been in talks with Italian marketplace concept Eataly to anchor the retail portion but that deal fell through. It later reached a deal with Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer to open the first location outside of New York City of his award-winning Manhattan restaurant Union Square Cafe.

Construction is also underway on the development’s second building, a 559K SF office building with ground-floor retail at 250 Massachusetts Ave. NW, expected to deliver in 2019. After that, PGP plans to build a third office tower at 201 F St. NW, a residential building at 600 Second St. NW and a final office building at 200 F St. NW, each with ground-floor retail. The developer aims to complete the final phase in 2022.

Capital One’s HQ

Capital One HQ rendering
A rendering of the retail portion of the Capital One HQ development in McLean

Location: McLean, Virginia
Developer: Capital One
Size: 930K SF, 470-foot-tall office building
Project Cost: Unknown
Expected Delivery: 2018
The D.C. region will have a new tallest building when Capital One’s new, 470-foot-tall office tower is completed this year. The bank’s 937K SF McLean HQ is the first portion of a 24.5-acre, 5.2M SF mixed-use development.

Fairfax County in July approved Capital One’s request to expand the development to include an 80K SF Wegmans grocery store, expected to open in late 2018, and a 125K SF performing arts center. The development is also approved for 1,230 residential units.

International Spy Museum

What’s Next: 12 Major D.C. Projects Expected To Deliver In 2018
Courtesy: JBG

Rendering of the International Spy Museum’s new Southwest facility

Location: L’Enfant Plaza
Developer: JBG Smith
Size: 140K SF
Project Cost: Unknown
Expected Delivery: Fall
The International Spy Museum will more than double in size when it moves into its new 140K SF L’Enfant Plaza home this fall. JBG Smith, then The JBG Cos., secured a deal with the museum in June 2016 to move from its East End home at 800 F St. NW. The museum was designed by Hickok Cole Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Gallagher and Associates. It will feature interactive exhibits, classroom space, a multifunctional event space, a lecture hall and a theater.

Also at L’Enfant Plaza, a major Southwest D.C. transit hub where five Metro lines intersect, JBG Smith is building a 121K SF HQ for the Urban Institute. The developer has two remaining development sites at the complex, for 300K SF behind the spy museum and a 200K SF site on the northeast parcel.

Midtown Center

What’s Next: 12 Major D.C. Projects Expected To Deliver In 2018
A rendering of Carr Properties’ Midtown Center development

Location: 1100 15th St. NW
Developer: Carr Properties
Size: 812K SF of office, 50K SF of retail
Project Cost: $680M
Expected Delivery: Early 2018
Fannie Mae signed on with Carr Properties in early 2015 for 752K SF at Midtown Center, the largest private sector lease in D.C. history. At 1100 15th St. NW, the development is replacing the former home of the Washington Post. Designed by SHoP Architects and WDG Architecture, the $650M project will feature two 12-story office buildings connected by three 100-foot walking bridges over a public plaza with 45K SF of retail.

Fannie Mae’s move will make way for another major mixed-use development in Northwest D.C. Roadside Development in May signed Wegmans to anchor its redevelopment of Fannie Mae’s former HQ at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW, which is also planned to include 700 units and a hotel, plus office and cultural space.

Ballston Quarter

Ballston Quarter
Ballston Quarter

Location: Ballston
Developer: Forest City
Size: 360K SF of retail, 406-unit residential tower
Project Cost: $330M
Expected Delivery: September
When its redevelopment of the Ballston Common Mall opens in September, Forest City will bring a host of new dining options to the Arlington neighborhood.

Ballston Quarter, as the project has been branded, will be anchored by Punch Bowl Social, an entertainment restaurant concept with a bowling alley, arcade and bar that signed on for a 25K SF space. The developer recently announced nine new dining options that will open in its Quarter Market food hall, including Mexican restaurant Bartaco and Italitan eatery Cucina Al Volo. The food hall will have 18 total operators and Forest City plans to announce the rest in the months ahead of its September opening.

The development will also include a 22-story, 406-unit residential tower, set to deliver in Q1 2019. The Regal Cinemas on the site recently underwent a $3.5M renovation.

The Advisory Board/EAB HQ

655 New York Ave NW rendering Douglas Brookfield
Douglas Development

A rendering of Brookfield and Douglas’s 655 New York Ave., future home of The Advisory Board

Location: 655 New York Ave. NW
Developer: Douglas Development, Brookfield Property Partners
Size: 756K SF
Project Cost: $185M
Expected Delivery: Q2
Healthcare and education consulting firm The Advisory Board signed on in 2016 to stay in D.C. and move its HQ to a new Douglas Development project at 655 New York Ave. NW. Douglas is partnering with Brookfield Property Partners and brought on Shalom Baranes Associates and NBBJ to design the 756K SF office building, slated to deliver in Q2. The Advisory Board leased 532K SF, leaving a chunk of the building available, and received $60M in incentives from D.C.

After signing onto the project, The Advisory Board last year announced a merger with Minnesota-based Optum. Under the terms of the $2.58B deal, The Advisory Board will sell off its education business to Vista Equity Partners, though the new stand-alone company, EAB, plans to keep its HQ at the 655 New York Ave. NW building.

Capitol Riverfront’s 99 M

What’s Next: 12 Major D.C. Projects Expected To Deliver In 2018
Courtesy: Skanska

A rendering of Skanska’s spec office project at 99 M St. SE

Location: Capitol Riverfront
Developer: Skanska
Size: 234K SF
Project Cost: $55.7M
Expected Delivery: Spring
Skanksa will soon complete its Capitol Riverfront spec office project at 99 M St. SE. Sitting in between the Navy Yard Metro station and Nationals Park, the 12-story office building will have ground-floor retail tenants Circa and Open Road. Skanska also recently signed its first two office tenants, with Pyxera Global taking 17K SF and Credit Union National Association occupying 22K SF.

The Lydian

Lydian 400 K
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A rendering of the Lydian

Location: Mount Vernon Triangle
Developer: Wilkes Co. and Quadrangle Development
Size: 324 units, 13K SF of retail
Project Cost: Unknown
Expected Delivery: March
Construction is nearly complete on Mount Vernon Triangle’s latest multifamily building, with residents moving into The Lydian in March. In addition to 324 units, the project will have 13K SF of retail, where the developer hopes to sign locally owned businesses. Wilkes Co. and Quadrangle Development, the two partners on the project, have built several developments in the neighborhood and have at least three more planned.

Chapman Stables

Chapman Stables Four Points Truxton Circle
Courtesy: Four Points LLC

A rendering of Chapman Stables, the 114-unit condo project Four Points is building in Truxton Circle

Location: Truxton Circle
Developer: Four Points LLC
Size: 114 condo units, 1,200 SF of retail
Project Cost: Unknown
Expected Delivery: Spring
Condo buyers will soon be able to live in a former Truxton Circle horse stable. Four Points LLC broke ground in November 2016 on Chapman Stables, a redevelopment of a historic horse stable building at 57 N St. NW. Of the 114 condos, 36 will be inside the restored horse stable, with the remaining in an adjacent five-story building Four Points is constructing. The condos will range from 540 SF to 1,100 SF and will be priced from $300K to more than $1M.

The Bower Condos and Parcel O2 Apartments

What’s Next: 12 Major D.C. Projects Expected To Deliver In 2018
Courtesy: PN Hoffman

The Bower condominiums, left, and the Parcel O2 Apartments

Location: Capitol Riverfront
Developer: PN Hoffman, Forest City
Size: 138 condos, 191 apartments, 19K SF of retail
Project Cost: Unknown
Expected Delivery: Q3
Capitol Riverfront’s first new condo building since 2012 will deliver this fall when PN Hoffman completes The Bower, a 138-unit project at The Yards. Next to the condo building, Forest City is constructing the 191-unit Parcel O2 apartments. With 19K SF of combined retail, the new multifamily buildings will sit across from the Bluejacket Brewery in the heart of the booming neighborhood.

Five New NoMa Multifamily Buildings

RESA at 22 M St NE, developed by Skanska USA as part of its Tyber Place project in NoMa.
Design Collective/Courtesy of Skanska

Northeast D.C.’s fast-growing NoMa neighborhood will welcome five new multifamily buildings this year.

In Q1, Wood Partners will complete The Belgard, a 346-unit apartment building at 33 N St. NE with a 5K SF space for a restaurant tenant.

This spring, Toll Brothers will deliver its 525-unit Union Place project at 200 K St. NE.

The Lexicon, a 182-unit condo building at 72 Florida Ave. NE will also deliver early in the year.

Later this year, Skanska will deliver RESA, the 326-unit first phase of its Tyber Place development at 22 M St. NE.

A few blocks east, near Union Market, a 432-unit project from Edens, Level 2 and Trammell Crow Residential with a 20K SF Latin marketplace on the ground floor will deliver in Q4.