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The long anticipated development at 14th and S Streets NW is nearing completion and the developer expects it to be ready for occupancy this fall. The residential-commercial project, named The District, includes a historic building that was the former home of the Whitman Walker Clinic. The project is the largest residential building to become available on the stretch of 14th Street between U Street and Thomas Circle.
A sign over the construction entrance in the alley between Swann and S Streets indicates the project is 65 days away from the first tenant move-in. James Nozar of JBG Companies, the developer of the project along with Grosvenor, confirmed that the sign is accurate. Nozar told Borderstan, â€śFloors would be ready at a rate of one floor per week, so the total building will be complete on Dec 3rd.â€ť They expect to start taking rental reservations in early October when pricing will be released.
At the time of the 2010 groundbreaking the project was conceived as a high-end condominium project. About a year later the developers of the project changed course and announced that the building would be marketed as a boutique apartment building. The seven story building will have 125 apartments with ground floor retail.
Two restaurants have already announced plans for the prime location. Tedâ€™s Bulletin is going to occupy the space at the corner of 14th and Swann StreetsÂ and an Asian concept restaurant by Mark Kuller â€” who conceived Estadio down the street at 14th and Church Streets â€” will take the space at the corner of 14th and S Streets. The same owners of Tedâ€™s Bulletin will be opening another location of Â famed pizza/ pasta/wine bar Matchbox at the northwest corner of 14th and T Streets NW.
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