NoMa development is really going strong, as many commuters to D.C. likely notice with the gateway of cranes in the area working on projects from condos to apartment buildings to office buildings.
Burnham Place is one of the latest developments in the works, planned for the space above the rail yard at Union Station in the H Street area. This apartment, named for the architect on H Street, is planned to be about 3 million square feet on a platform above the tracks that is set to include apartment buildings, condos, hotel space, first-class office space and retail space that will complement those at Union Station. This project will be built in phases over many, many years and is expected to have about 500 residential units with the first infrastructure phase planned to start construction in 2014.
But while the Burnham Place is still in design phases, several projects in the NoMA development and H Street communities are already in full swing, with apartment leasing up and others about to welcome tenants. About 50% of the total NoMA construction plans are already built out, according to NoMA development’s community website.That includes about two hotels and more than 2,700 residential units.
Among the more recent apartment buildings in NoMA development are Flats130 near Gallaudet University and New York Avenue and nearby Aria on L Street. Archstone First and M is another new apartment building, with studios starting at about $2,000. These apartment buildings in NoMA development are catering to young professionals, boasting features like mini dog park and rooftop pools and decks.
Traffic in this congested area should soon improve along with NoMA development as the District’s Department of Transportation is gearing to for a reconstruction of First Street NE, which will rebuild the area from G Street to New York Avenue, upgrades that will even include sidewalks.