Renderings Reveal Mountain Lodge Feel at Brookland’s Monroe Street Market

by UrbanTurf Staff

Renderings Reveal Mountain Lodge Feel at Brookland's Monroe Street Market: Figure 1
Brookland Works

The alpine lodge-like lobby in the image above will soon be sitting in Brookland.

New renderings of the first three apartment buildings to deliver in Brookland’s Monroe Street Market have been released, giving a sense at least of what the lobbies in those buildings will look like.

Renderings Reveal Mountain Lodge Feel at Brookland's Monroe Street Market: Figure 2

Monroe Street Market is a $200 million development that will bring residential, retail and artist studio space to Brookland. Located on Catholic University’s south campus, the 8.9 acre plot, bounded on the north side by Michigan Avenue, will be located on five city blocks adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metro. When complete, the community will consist of 718 residential units, 45 townhomes, 80,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artist studio space, a community arts center, and 850 underground parking spaces.

Renderings Reveal Mountain Lodge Feel at Brookland's Monroe Street Market: Figure 3
Portland Flats

The first phase of the project, apartments by Bozzuto, will total 562 units in three buildings and deliver over the course of the next 12 months. Brookland Works, with its mountain lodge-like lobby, will open its doors in June and start pre-leasing in March. The other two buildings — Portland Flats and Cornerstone — will open in October 2013 and January 2014, respectively.

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  1. CEW said at 6:02 pm on Thursday January 3, 2013:
    These look amazingly nice! A great addition to Brookland. Along with Chancellor's Row, hopefully some nice retail will follow!
  1. Doris Howard said at 10:05 pm on Thursday January 3, 2013:
    Having lived in Brookland for 26 years as a homeowner, I am dissapointed that the new development has priced so many young people like my 32 year old daughter out of this development. A college graduate and a District government employee she is over qualified for subsidized housing and really can't afford $500,00+ town houses and condos in the community. I could not afford my own house now and living as a retired federal worker could not even afford to buy a condo in the neighborhood. Well I guess the District is becoming only a place for young IT professionals who can afford the housing!! Oh we'll,
  1. CPB said at 10:31 pm on Thursday January 3, 2013:
    As a 32 year old who owns a house in Brookland Purchased 2 years ago, I am VERY excited for this development and along with the Brooklan Charm this is a major reason for moving to this area of our great city. I work in Education and could only dream of a government job...so its doable!
  1. DC dude said at 6:49 pm on Friday January 4, 2013:
    This looks like something you'd see in NoMa or U Street. Either the designers don't understand Brookland or they want to change it. Are these units going to be priced to allow any CUA students or faculty be able to actually live there?
  1. Roger said at 4:27 pm on Sunday January 6, 2013:
    First, to Doris - this development is not the same as the Chancellors Row townhouse development. So whatever issues you have with $500,000 townhouses should be with that project, not this one. To DC Dude, what exactly is "Brookland" style? If its rundown houses that don't meet fire code, then no thanks. The designs look like they will fit in and more importantly will attract new young people into he neighborhood to support shops and give Brookland a dose of energy it sorely needs.
  1. JoeEsq74 said at 4:45 pm on Friday January 11, 2013:
    @Roger While I don't agree with DC dude's comment I think you may have taken his comment the wrong way. Brookland and surrounding areas are more craftsman bungalow, neat yards and gardens not glass high rises - one is not better than the other, just different. Neighbors want more shops but we are not all looking for Brookland to be ‘the next U Street.’ We want to be a ‘quieter’ alternative in the city. I think many people moved to Brookland for that difference not just because they were priced out of hotter areas. My understanding is quite a few Chancellor’s Row buyers actually moved from EYA’s Harrison Square (U Street) development for that different neighborhood feel.
  1. Roger said at 5:04 pm on Monday January 14, 2013:
    @JoeEsq - have you seen the outside building architecture of Monroe Street Market? If not, you should check it out. Just google it and you will see its far from "glass high rises" and more the craftsman look you want. I think the archtitects did a great job matching the style of the neighborhood on the outside. Maybe the inside is hipper, but the outside looks like it fits.
  1. Patricia. Keegan Grigsby said at 7:41 am on Thursday January 31, 2013:
    To Roger, You must look around Brookland. Ride up Quincy St NE from 12th to 14th towards to Franciscan Monastery. Go by 1215 Lawrence St NE, that is the home my grandparents bought @1930. Check on the history of the Old Convent, where the nuns that taught at St. Anthony's lived. This my hometown. Thank you for improving the area and helping it live up to it's potential. Pat Grigsby
  1. distant neighbor said at 7:32 pm on Saturday March 2, 2013:
    still, no one answered DC Dude's question - will these be priced so that students without millionaire parents &/or faculty will be able to live there too? Or just trust-fund hipsters? I'm in the same boat as Doris' daughter, make too much for any help, but not enough to afford a nice place to live while also saving for retirement, paying student loans and oh yah, a meal is nice at least once a day - but the most decent place i could find is across the street from a gas station, next to a dollar store, storefront church and a boarded up former crack house. Glad to have a job, would be nice to have a life. To all developers, please include MORE units regular, law-abiding, respectful, non-rich, working people who are good tenants and neighbors can actually afford - which btw is not $1800-2200/mo for a studio with no closets.

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