In May 2017, it was confirmed that the Wegmans supermarket would open its first location in Washington, D.C., at the current Fannie Mae headquarters. At the time, there weren’t too many specific details on what to expect from Roadside Development’s mixed-use project, but, thanks to new plans filed with the Office of Planning, the public can now know exactly what to expect.
As first reported by UrbanTurf, the 10-acre site at 3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW will feature nine buildings with over 700 residential units, up to 150 hotel rooms, and over 200,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. There will also be a theater, green spaces, and 68,000 square feet of office and cultural-use space.
The 1963-constructed headquarters building will be redeveloped with a boutique hotel above, while the Wegmans will remain partially below the structure.
On Wisconsin Avenue NW, two of the project’s buildings will be six-story residential towers, while on East Lane NW, there will be an 85-foot-tall building with ground-floor-retail, a health club, as well as office and cultural arts spaces. There will also be a six-story residential building across from South Lane NW and a nine-story residential building across from West Lane NW.
UrbanTurf further reported that at Wisconsin Avenue NW and North Lane NW, there will be a triangular residential building with ground-floor retail topped by residential units. An eight-story apartment building with a theater will be located across from this structure.
For community events, there will be a performance stage in front of the entrance to the headquarters building, an elevated lawn in front of the hotel, an elevated patio off North Lane NW, and a 55,000-square-foot space with fountains on the front lawn.
Across three below-grade levels, 1,400 parking spaces will be developed, which will replace the existing parking garage and surface parking lots on the site.
The architect behind the project is Shalom Baranes. The Office of Planning and Historic Preservation Review Board still need to review the project.
Construction is slated to start by Q4 2018 with a delivery by Q3 2022, according to UrbanTurf.