The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards)

by Nena Perry-Brown

DC's NoMa neighborhood is experiencing a similar development heatwave to the adjacent Union Market area — and the accompanying appeals that are cooling the process. However, several residential buildings are on the cusp of delivering and others could take another decade before completion, making it a neighborhood to watch in the long term regardless of whether Amazon selects DC for a second headquarters.

NoMa is also the staging ground for a race to magnetic levitation or hyperloop travel, as the Boring Company and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) both are proposing north-bound routes that would likely originate in the neighborhood. In the meantime, UrbanTurf takes a renewed look at what residential projects will deliver this year and in the coming years below.

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

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 1

Burnham Place

As evidenced by the FRA's continued efforts to study how the expanded and renovated Union Station and arterial railways will be configured, it may well be a while before we get the specifics on Burnham Place. Akridge's development of three million square feet of air rights is contingent upon both the aforementioned expansion and a reconstructed Hopscotch Bridge.

While the particulars of the placement and use of buildings are still up in the air, the totality of the development is envisioned to create over 1,300 residential units, up to 2.5 million square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet of retail, 500 hotel rooms, and public plazas and green space between First Street and G Place NE (map) and the historic Railway Express Building at 900 2nd Street NE (map).

Shalom Baranes is the project architect and the buildings are approved to rise 90-130 feet above the bridge. The FRA expects to make a final decision on the station expansion in winter 2020; Akridge has previously stated that more-detailed proposals will start to emerge 6-9 months after the FRA's decision is issued.

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The Lexicon

Condominiums at The Lexicon, a nine-story building at 50 Florida Avenue NE (map), will begin delivering later this year, as developer Bush Companies nears completion. McWilliams|Ballard is currently selling condos, which will sit atop 8,000 square feet of retail and three levels of below-grade parking. Amenities will include fitness and business centers and a cascading pool.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 6

Storey Park

It has been a long road for the former Greyhound station and sometime-event space at 1005 First Street NE (map). Now, Four Points and Perseus Realty are coordinating with WMATA to finalize construction plans for a residential-hotel-retail development.

As designed by HKS Architects, the donut-shaped building will deliver 460 apartments, 235 hotel rooms with a penthouse lounge and 27,000 square feet of retail. There will also be 295 below-grade parking spaces. The hotel component may be administered by a Marriott brand.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 7


Equity Residential is in the home-stretch of construction for a 13-story building that will deliver 222 apartments to 100 K Street NE (map). WDG is the architect for the project, which will also deliver 2,000 square feet of retail and a resident courtyard, gym, rooftop terrace, underground parking with electric car charging stations, and a private bar and lounge. The project is expected to deliver in the third quarter of this year.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 8

The Belgard

The Belgard, a 13-story, 346-unit building at 33 N Street NE (map), is set to start delivering units this summer. Hickok Cole Architects designed the industrial-style building, which will have everything from micro-units furnished by Havenly to duplex suites. Wood Partners is the developer of the building, which will also have ground-floor retail, a double-height lobby with a glass bay, a gym and dog park, three resident courtyards, and a roof deck with a pool and grilling areas. 

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 9

51 N Street NE

Next door at 51 N Street NE (map), 208 apartments are planned atop retail as part of JBG's Lacebark Alley development. Cecconi Simone will design the interior, which will also have an arts focus. Most of the units will be one-bedrooms and amenities will include a rooftop gym, terrace, lounge and grilling stations. The Lacebark Alley project also includes two mixed-use office buildings and a Landmark movie theater. The project may also eventually entail redevelopment of the McDonalds at Florida and New York Avenues, a recent JBG purchase a stone's throw away and next to the vacant JBG-owned lot where the Boring Company is doing Hyperloop staging.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 10

300 M

Permits are still pending for the 11-story mixed use building slated for 300 M Street NE (map). Wilkes Company and Square 772 Development Group are planning a 425-unit development with 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Some of the apartments will be townhouse-style units with porches fronting M Street west of Abbey Place.

Hickok Cole designed the exterior and WDG is designing its interior, which will feature 24-foot high ceilings in the lobby that leads to a resident lounge, courtyard and fitness center. The building will also provide below-grade parking. The development is slated to deliver in 2020.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 11

Central Armature Works

Following February's dismissal of an appeal of a previously-granted zoning approval, the way is clear for the Dorr family and Trammell Crow subsidiary High Street Residential to redevelop the 2.5-acre triangular Central Armature Works site at 1200 3rd Street NE (map)

The Shalom Baranes-designed development will create a 204-room boutique hotel, a 170-unit condominium building and a 465-unit apartment building, all with a total of 42,000 square feet of retail. A platform will bring the project to grade with the adjacent railroad tracks. There will also be 350 below-grade parking spaces and 250 bicycle spaces on the second floor.

A retail-framed plaza will sit along 3rd Street and will have tunnel-access to the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station. On M Street, there will be a public park and water feature facing the hotel entrance. The James brand will run the hotel portion of the development, which will also have a ground-floor restaurant and rooftop bar. Delivery is expected in winter of 2020.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 3

Press House

Meanwhile, at 301-331 N Street NE (map), work is still on hold pending a soon-to-come appellate court decision. The Press House development will convert the warehouse on the site, into a retail-office building. The adjacent Granger building will be replaced with a trio of buildings delivering a boutique hotel and 372 apartments. 

Torti Gallas Urban will design the two apartment towers, which will contain ground-floor retail and a shared lobby; AA Studio will design the 175-room hotel, although the development team reserves the right to convert this use to residential also. Foulger-Pratt, Juster Properties and Clear Rock Properties are helming the development and are confident that demolition can begin this month.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 12


The RESA building at Skanska's Tyber Place development was just topped off last month. The 12-story building sited at 22 M St NE (map) will deliver 326 apartments above 7,431 square feet of restaurant and retail space later this year. The unit mix is expected to be 36 studios, 100 one-bedrooms, 120 two-bedrooms and 70 three-bedrooms. Three levels of underground parking with 187 spaces will also be provided. Amenities will include a rooftop lounge with kitchen and pool, a second-floor courtyard with grills and TV, a gym and pet spa. 

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 4

PDR Development

J Street Development Company and Nelson Architects are planning a condo development with an unexpected mix of uses at 1109 Congress Street NE and 220 L Street NE (map). The warehouse and office buildings on the sites will be razed and replaced with an eight-story building with a 3,930 square-foot penthouse.

The project will deliver 62 mixed-income condos above two levels of "production, distribution and repair" (PDR) space. One level of below grade parking will deliver 16 spaces and 20 bicycle spaces. Urban Pace will conduct sales for the development, which is expected to deliver in the first quarter of 2020.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 5

2nd and Parker Street

Plans are in the very nascent stages for a planned-unit development on the block of 2nd Street between K and Parker Streets NE (map). The owners of the rowhouses clustered on this 9,000 square-foot corner have commissioned SGA Companies to design a mixed-use project with up to 100 apartments atop a 2,200 square foot cultural institution.

The existing rowhouse façades could be integrated into an 88 foot-tall building facing a paved public plaza; 8 covered parking spaces will be at-grade. SGA is conferring with the community and the Office of Planning before anything is formally announced.

The 1,076 Units Delivering in NoMa This Year (And the Other 4,000 On the Boards): Figure 13

Union Place II

Toll Brothers and AECOM expect to deliver a 14-story, 525-unit building to 200 K Street NE (map) either the fourth quarter of this year or early next year. The unit mix will range from junior one-bedrooms to three-bedrooms; there will also be 8,000 square feet of retail. Amenities will include a gym with a rock-climbing wall, a kids playroom, a pet spa and a rooftop pool and lounge.

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