Grosvenor Americas, developer of District apartments on 14th Street NW as well as office, retail and hotel space in the Washington area, has partnered with McCaffery Interests to build F1rst, a mixed-use development directly north of Nationals Park baseball stadium in Southeast’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood (also known as Navy Yard).
Designed by architect Hickok Cole, First will be a 450,000-square-foot development with 325 rental apartments, a 170-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel and nearly 25,000 square feet of retail space. Taylor Gourmet and Chop’t are committed for part of the retail space.
Residents at F1rst, named for its First Street address, will be able to walk to the Navy Yard Metro station and several bus stops, as well as to a Harris Teeter grocery store, a planned Whole Foods store and numerous restaurants, bars and breweries. Within the building, residents can use a large pet-friendly rooftop with cabanas and a swimming pool, outdoor cooking stations, a clubroom with a coffee station, wet bar and sports lounge, a first-floor lounge with a fireplace, a fitness studio, bike storage, residential storage lockers, a pet grooming space and an outdoor theater with a view of the ballpark.
The apartments, from 516 to 1,345 square feet, will be a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes, some with a den. The apartments will have stainless-steel appliances, in-unit washers and dryers, quartzite counters and movable kitchen islands.
Leasing is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016 with occupancy starting in the first quarter of 2017. Rents have yet to be determined. For more information, go to www.liveatfirstdc.com.
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