BisNow: St. Elizabeths Named One of 10 Projects that Delivered for D.C. in 2019

Jon Banister, Bisnow Washington, D.C.

The D.C. region’s development continued to surge in 2019, with massive mixed-use projects delivering from Tysons to Ballston, Capitol Riverfront to NoMa and beyond. These developments not only brought new apartments, office space, retail, restaurants and hotels to the region, they provided models that could be replicated nationwide for how to revive aging malls, bring suburban office parks to life and add new affordable housing to dense urban areas.  With the end of 2019 fast approaching, Bisnow took a look back at 10 major developments that delivered in the D.C. area this year.

The Residences At St. Elizabeths East 

Developer: Flaherty & Collins Properties, Anacostia Economic Development Corp.

Location: 1201 Oak Drive SE in Congress Heights

Size: 252 units

The first residential component delivered last month at the 2M SF redevelopment of the 180-acre St. Elizabeths East campus in Southeast D.C.’s Congress Heights neighborhood.  The Residences at St. Elizabeths East include 19 affordable units for those making up to 30% of area median income, 183 units for people between 30% and 50% AMI and 50 market-rate units. The D.C. government partnered on the project and provided $28.8M in financing.  The St. Elizabeths East development last year welcomed the 4,200-seat Entertainment and Sports Arena. Whitman Walker last month announced it would open a 116K SF health center on the campus. Redbrick LMD was selected in February to develop a 567K SF mixed-use town center on the site.