Developments Coming to Fort Totten and Riggs Park Areas
on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 8:09am.
Developments coming to Fort Totten and Riggs Park areas, including another D.C. Walmart, are forging ahead after developer JBG Cos secured a permit last month for excavation, grading and sheeting, and shoring for Fort Totten Square, at 300 Riggs Road.
Aside from the anchor Walmart store, developments coming to Fort Totten and Riggs Park areas will include about 110,000 square feet of retail and 350 apartments. Another project at 77 H. Street NW by JBG and Walmart will also feature 300 apartments and the mega retailer. The other Walmart in the District broke ground late last year at 5929 Georgia Avenue NW.
The Fort Totten area’s developments also welcomed the District’s first Costco, a 154,000-square-foot facility at Dakota Crossing, at Market Street and New York Avenue.The project added several hundred jobs to the District.
Fort Totten, a small area just east of Rock Creek Park and south of Takoma, is roughly bound by Riggs A Road NE, North Capitol Street on the west, Hawaii Street on the South and the Metro’s red line tracks to the east. Riggs Park is nearby – bound by Riggs Road to the south and Eastern Avenue to the north. Developments in Fort Totten and Riggs Park areas are opening up the community, which has many long-time residents, to many newer residents.
Many of the homes in Fort Totten are older semi-detached brick homes built in the 1950s, selling for roughly $200,000 - $300,000. But developments in Fort Totten and Riggs Park areas is increasing the apartment selections, giving more homeowners easy access to the Fort Totten Metro station.
Lowe Enterprises, as a partner with JBG Company, is also bringing developments to the Fort Totten and Riggs Park areas. The Fort Totten Square project will also include about 775 parking spaces and the Walmart there will have a full service grocery. In the years ahead, longtime resident can expect even more newcomers to the area with ongoing developments in Fort Totten and Riggs Park areas.