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What to expect from the new Wegmans coming to D.C.

The supermarket is expected to finish construction by 2021

Rendering via Sekisui House and Roadside Development

By 2021, Washington, D.C., will get its very first Wegmans. When it arrives, though, D.C. residents and tourists won’t actually be able to see the supermarket from the outside. According to Washington Business Journal, the 80,000-square-foot Wegmans will “slide underneath” Fannie Mae’s existing headquarters, located at 3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW.

Part of the redevelopment of Fannie Mae’s Colonial-style brick building will involve constructing seven new buildings on six parcels of land. The developer will also demolish a 1970s-era addition to the main building and an above-ground parking structure.

Washington Business Journal further reported that there are plans to create a 150-room hotel on the site. Currently, there are no further details available on what to expect from this hotel.

Behind the main building, expect two new residential buildings, each no more than eight stories and each with approximately 80 units. Most likely, they will be condos.

There will also be a commercial building, two 200-unit multi-family apartment buildings, and a three-level, below-grade parking garage with up to 1,500 spaces. Plans also involve either 22 townhouses or 400 rental flats.

Construction work will not begin until Fannie Mae finalizes its move to its new headquarters in late 2018. The new location is at the former Washington Post site on 15th Street NW.

Roadside envisions Fannie Mae campus as a 'village' anchored by underground Wegmans [Washington Business Journal]