With construction expected to begin by 2016, there are plans for St. Elizabeth's East to feature 1,300 residential units, 1.8 million-square-feet of office, 206,000-square-feet of retail, and at least two hotels. According to Washington Business Journal, the first phase of the project will only redevelop the 15.8 acres nearest the Congress Heights Metro station. This phase will involve constructing 60 townhomes, 250 mixed-income apartments, and a 171,000-square-foot office building. Integrated with the office building will be 47,000-square-feet of retail and a retail courtyard. 100 underground parking spaces will also be built. This first phase will also involve constructing the $55 million, 5,000-seat Washington Wizards practice facility. Originally, there were plans for the first phase to feature 2.5 million-square-feet of development, but it was scaled down.
· Here's what the St. Elizabeths East first phase will look like [Washington Business Journal]
· See What the New Wizards Practice Facility Will Look Like [Curbed DC]