Fannie Mae plans on leaving its current residence at 3900 Wisconsin Avenue next summer, so what should come to the site? The owners of the building, Roadside Development and Sekisui House, one of Japan’s largest developers, purchased the site for under $90 million last November and have since been collecting ideas. One particular idea is to bring a popular grocer to the development, more specifically Wegmans.
Washington Business Journal reported that Roadside Development is in talks with the grocer, further reporting that there is nothing definitive yet.
Other plans for the site include building art classes and performance spaces, hospitality space, a restaurant, and other retail spaces. There are also plans for "some sort of community amenity space," according to UrbanTurf.
Fannie Mae’s current location spans approximately 248,000 square feet and was constructed in 1958. It is located on approximately 10 acres of land. When Fannie Mae moves, it will relocate to Midtown Center, which is the site of the former Washington Post headquarters.
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