Constitution Square Phase II Breaks Ground
Washington, D.C., May 18, 2011 – The next wave of residential construction in NoMa continues, as StonebridgeCarras broke ground last week on 203 residential units at their Constitution Square site. The development is an expansion of the 440-unit Flats 130 luxury apartments, which are already more than 45 percent leased since opening in October.
The new residential building was designed by SK&I to achieve LEED Silver standards. Units range from studios to two bedrooms with a den, and are served by a slew of amenities, including fitness center, community rooms, pools, and a one-half acre dog park.
More than 1,400 residents moved into NoMa in 2010 alone, and leasing continues apace at Flats 130 and the Loree Grand at Union Place, a 212-unit apartment building at 250 K Street, NE.
StonebridgeCarras plans to start construction of a 345,000 SF office building in July; it will deliver by second quarter 2013. HOK has designed the office building to LEED Platinum standards.
Constitution Square’s first phase, a 1.6 million-square-foot mixed-use project in the heart of NoMa, delivered in 2010. The seven-acre project includes a 589,000-square-foot building fully leased by the U.S. Department of Justice and a second office building with 340,000 square feet leased by the General Services Adminstration; 80,000 square feet of retail space including a 50,000-square-foot Harris Teeter grocery store; 440 apartments at Flats 130 and a 204-room Hilton Garden Inn. The Hilton Garden Inn holds Todd Gray’s Watershed, featuring seafood from the Eastern seaboard.
Constitution Square covers an entire city block bounded by M Street, N.E., N Street, 1st Street, and the New York Avenue Metrorail Station.
NoMa is a vibrant, connected neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, private developers have invested more than $3 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. In 2010, more than 6,000 people moved into NoMa to live or work; and eight new retailers opened for business. NoMa has 15 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and six Capital Bikeshare stations. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.