The 6 Huge Developments on the Boards (Or Newly Delivered) in NoMa

  • August 2nd 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Once the busiest development neighborhood in DC, a number of projects delivered in NoMa recently 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. For our nearby rundown of new developments around the former Dave Thomas Circle, click here

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

One Florida Avenue

The Exxon at Florida Avenue and North Capitol Street NE (map) has been razed and construction is well underway on a 388-unit, 13-story-plus-penthouse project by Aria Development.


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. Construction is expected to begin next year.



Skanska is in the final stages of work on Ozma, a 275-unit apartment building at 44 M Street NE (map). The building will have 7,700 square feet of retail space, and a ground floor of amenities including a library lounge, meeting and workspaces, a fitness center, and an art studio and gallery. The penthouse of Ozma will house a tea room, an outdoor fireplace terrace, a solarium garden and an expansive terrace with a heated pool, grills and firepits.


DCHA Headquarters Redevelopment

The DC Housing Authority sold the ground lease for its headquarters at 1133 North Capitol Street NE (map) last year 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). 



LCOR recently completed Cielo, an 11-story, 457-unit apartment project at 300 M Street NE (map). The building, designed by Hickok Cole Architects and WDG Architecture, has amenities including a rooftop pool and pool deck, a lounge and courtyard and grills on the ninth floor, a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Peloton bikes and a yoga studio, and even a pet spa.

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. Burnham Place moving forward is now contingent upon the redevelopment of Union Station.

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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