NoMa BID acquires big park site from Pepco

By January 4, 2016October 28th, 2020No Comments

Originally published:  Washington Business Journal  |  January 1, 2016  |  by: Michael Neibauer

The JBG Cos., with joint-venture partner The Boundary Companies, is proposing a mammoth mixed-use development in Eckington, just north of New York Avenue NE, that calls for four connected residential buildings and nearly 50,000 square feet of retail.

The 3.1-acre site near the New York Avenue-Florida Avenue intersection is currently dominated by surface parking lots and one and two-story commercial buildings, including the Washington Flower Center. JBG, with The Boundary Companies (led by former JBG employee John Wilkinson), is pitching four connected structures totaling 691 residential units, 49,400 square feet of retail and service uses, and 292 underground parking spaces.

The planned-unit development application was submitted to the D.C. Zoning Commission on Wednesday. The site is bounded by Harry Thomas Way, Eckington Place and Q Street NE, immediately north of the Trilogy NoMa development from Mill Creek Residential, and south of a self-storage building. It is part of the District’s traditionally industrial Northeast, which, from NoMa to Union Market to Ivy City, has seen intense developer interest in recent years.