Update: Changes at Metropole

by Mark Wellborn


In a follow-up to our post from yesterday, UrbanTurf has learned that Metropole and its lenders have come to an agreement on a plan to finalize the remaining construction at the project and continue sales. Gray and Associates, LLC has been appointed as the receiver to supervise the project.

A source with knowledge of the most recent developments told UrbanTurf that Gray is in the process of supplementing the development management team to ensure that the original vision of the Metropole project remains intact. At this time, it is unclear who will handle marketing and sales at the development, but we will update you as that information is released.

Metropole contains 90 residential condo units, approximately 33,000 square feet of commercial space and 168 parking spaces. The remaining construction at the development is almost complete, and 40 percent of the units have already been sold and settled.

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  1. Tom A. said at 10:50 am on Friday May 1, 2009:

    It’s nice to live very close to a grocery store- but do you really want their lighted sign beaming into your apartment?  I’m surprised this is one of their marketing photos.

    Oh wait- it’s a hip, trendy, and expensive Whole Foods sign?!?  Never mind.

  1. Cozmot said at 4:32 am on Monday May 4, 2009:

    Um, there’s not much else out there on P street to give it a trendy, hip, urban look, so yeah, they settled on a grocery store. Now if the Studio Theater were a block closer, that would be cool, but it ain’t. The grocery store won.

  1. J said at 11:27 am on Wednesday May 6, 2009:

    It looks like McWilliams|Ballard has taken over sales. They’re a DC-based, well-respected company so hopefully they can market appropriately and use the strengths of the building (location, amenities, design) to sell the rest of the building before long.

    Also, this is great news: “Gray is in the process of supplementing the development management team to ensure that the original vision of the Metropole project remains intact.” If some members of the current team are any indication, it’ll only mean more good people (on-site manager and builder liaison in particular—both smart and genuine).

  1. Nick said at 8:11 am on Friday May 8, 2009:

    I moved into the building in early April, (a mere 24 months after the contractual delivery date promised), that matter aside I have to say I am quite pleased with everything so far. The unit is what I expected, the views are extraordinary, and you can’t get a more convenient location. It’s true the building is expensive, but location is everything and the spaces are amazing.

  1. J said at 3:50 pm on Friday May 8, 2009:


    I’m on the fourth floor and agree with you. The location is perfect and I love the layout of my unit. The extended concierge service until 9pm during the week is really nice, too.

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