The 4 Big Projects In The Works In NoMa

  • June 4th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Once the busiest development neighborhood in DC, a steady stream of projects have delivered in NoMa in the last 18-24 months leaving just a handful of new buildings in the pipeline. 

Below, UrbanTurf takes a look at the residential pipeline southeast of Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street up to the railroad tracks. If we missed a large project in our rundown, shoot us an email at editor(at)urbanturf.com. 

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods UrbanTurf has covered thus far this year:


The Florian

The Florian, a 388-unit apartment building at 1 Florida Avenue NE (map), began pre-leasing earlier this year as the project plans for its first residents to move in this summer. The development, from Aria Development Group and designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and Cunningham | Quill, sits on the site of a former Exxon station near North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue NE. 

The 14-story development features amenities including a coworking lounge and sundeck on the top floor, a fire pit and swimming pool, and a movie screening room and pet spa. 


2 Patterson Street

A development team led by Monument Realty has plans for a 13-story building delivering 577 studio to four-bedroom apartments above 12,000 square feet of retail and 4,500 square feet of community space at 2 Patterson Street NE (map)

The development will also include a new public park, and there will also be 48 units for households earning up to 30% of area median income (AMI), 147 units for households earning up to 50% of AMI, 130 for households earning up to 80% of AMI, and 217 for households earning up to 120% of AMI. Morningstar Community Development, The May Firm, and Community Housing Partners are also on the development team, and KGD Architecture is the designer. 


DCHA Headquarters Redevelopment

The DC Housing Authority sold the ground lease for its headquarters at 1133 North Capitol Street NE (map) in 2022 paving the way for a three-phase development that is expected to eventually deliver up to 1,100 residential units. MRP Realty, CSG Urban Partners, and Taylor Adams Associates are part of the development team.

Up to 244 of the units would be set aside for households earning up to 30% and 60% of AMI, prioritizing public housing residents displaced by nearby New Communities Initiatives developments (like Temple Courts). 

A pedestrian/bike path above H Street. Click to enlarge.

Burnham Place

It has been a long road for Burnham Place, which is named for Union Station designer Daniel Burnham. Akridge won the air rights back in 2002 and then purchased those rights in 2006, but there have been a series of stops and starts as far as its progress over the last 20 years. 

The development across 15 acres could result in a 12-building development with three million square feet of mixed-use above the station's railyard, delivering over 1,300 residential units, office space and retail, hotels, and public plazas and a central space that bisects the new development. It would sit 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.

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