1. Local

City Center DC - The Old Convention Center Site in Washington, DC

By

City Center DC - The Old Convention Center Site in Washington, DC

City Center Construction Site

Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
City Center DC, the 10-acre old Convention Center site in Downtown Washington, DC, is in the process of being redeveloped. The first phase of the project is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with more than 185,000 square feet of retail situated at the base of six buildings that encompass 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units; and 520,000 square feet of office space. The project also includes 1,555 below-grade parking spaces; a new street grid reinstated throughout the site, and nearly an acre of public open spaces. A second phase of the project is planned to include a 350-room upscale hotel, 110,000 additional square feet of retail, a public park, and a central plaza.

City Center DC is located between New York Avenue and 9th and H and 11th Streets within walking distance to the Washington Convention Center and the Verizon Center. The project broke ground in the spring of 2011 and the first phase is expected to be completed in late 2013. Construction of Phase II of the project is expected to begin in the first half of 2014. This is definitely a neighborhood to watch for future growth in the nation's capital.

The Residences at CityCenter

The 216 one and two-bedroom condominiums feature light-filled modern interiors with open living rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus balconies and outdoor spaces of up to 900 square feet. Building amenities include a concierge; front desk coverage 24-hours per day; fitness center; yoga studio; bar lounge; two expansive roof parks, as well as a tranquil rooftop water feature; outdoor kitchens and dining room; fire pit; wine storage; indoor dining room; catering kitchen; executive board room; guest suite; landscaped terrace; and a spa treatment room. An interactive sales gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW with an impressive scale model of the entire development, a fully built-out model home and a striking view of the new neighborhood under construction.

CityCenterDC Apartments

The 458 luxury apartments will be available for rent beginning in the fall 2013. The apartment interiors will be designed with functional layouts, including substantial living rooms, open kitchens and bamboo flooring. Building amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, two-story fitness center and rooftop dog walk.

Retail Stores and Restaurants

CityCenterDC will consist of over 60 stores, restaurants and cafes. The project will feature a unique mix of local, national and international brands. Initial leases are being finalized, and it is expected that a critical mass of tenants will be committed by spring 2013, with a Grand Opening scheduled for spring 2014.

Website:www.citycenterdc.com

Read More About Urban Development in Washington DC

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.