In order to put locals at ease over the massive plans in store for the Fannie Mae headquarters, Roadside Development Co-founder Richard Lake is pursuing making the 1958-built building a historic landmark.
In an interview with Current Newspapers Lake said, “Regardless of a designation, we would utilize and celebrate the structure … and breathe new life into it.”
The plans for the site include renovating, but also maintaining the main building, located at 3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW, while also replacing subsequent additions behind it. An 80,000-square-foot Wegmans will “slide underneath” the structure, and seven new buildings will be constructed on the site’s six parcels of land.
The newly constructed buildings will include a 150-room hotel, two residential buildings with approximately 80 units each, two 200-unit multi-family apartment buildings, a commercial building, and a below-grade parking garage with 1,500 spaces. Additional plans involve either 22 townhouses or 400 rental flats.
In late September, the developer will return to the Historic Preservation Review Board to consider the landmark status of the Fannie Mae headquarters.
• Fannie Mae developer seeks landmark status for Tenleytown building [Current Newspapers]
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