GA and Skanska to develop mixed use project at Capitol Riverfront in US

10 October 2012 (Last Updated October 10th, 2012 18:30)

Grosvenor Americas (GA) and Skanska USA Commercial Development have unveiled plans to develop a 650,000ft² mixed-use project at Capitol Riverfront near the new Washington Nationals ballpark in the US.

Grosvenor Americas (GA) and Skanska USA Commercial Development have unveiled plans to develop a 650,000ft² mixed-use project at Capitol Riverfront near the new Washington Nationals ballpark in the US.

The site features the eastern half of Square 701, surrounded by N Street, SE to the south, M Street on the north, 1st Street on the east and Cushing Place on the west.

Skanska will construct a 224,000ft², 11-storey office building on the northern end of the site facing M Street.

The office building will feature 11,000ft² of ground-level retail space, a green roof, rooftop terrace and parking for more than 140 cars.

Designed by architecture firm Gensler, the office building is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Skanska is planning to break ground on the office building by mid-2013.

GA will develop a 170-room hotel to the south of the office building facing 1st Street and two residential buildings with 285 units, of which 23 will be affordable dwelling units.

"Skanska is planning to break ground on the office building by mid-2013."

The two residential buildings will be separated by a courtyard and linked by a trellised glass bridge.

The new community includes a green roof, rooftop pool, spa, garden terrace and parking spaces.

Plans also include 43,000ft² of retail space on the ground level of the office, hotel and residential buildings, as well as a separate two-level structure to be developed by GA on the edge of 1st and N Streets.

Earlier in October 2012, the Washington, DC Zoning Commission supported plans with minor modifications for the project along with the District’s Capitol Gateway Overlay District and the final approval is anticipated later in the month.

The project received support from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D in September 2012.