Washington DC Development
New Condos in DC
DC residential development is in hyperdrive.
Projects are multiplying throughout the District, from large-scale developments changing the face of our landscape to small infill projects adding new vision to established neighborhoods.
Northeast DC Development
Northeast DC development is expanding around H Street and the Atlas District. The new Union Station redevelopment project dubbed “Burnham Place” in addition to neighboring projects such as NoMA’s Central Armature, Union Market, Market Terminal and Gateway Market Center are all making a big impact on the quadrant. The addition of Brookland’s Monroe Street Market has helped northeast development connect to northwest DC. Here you’ll find new condos in Stanton Park, Eckington, NoMA, Brookland, H Street Corridor and Barney Circle.
Northwest DC Development
Northwest DC development hasn’t stalled despite congestion and a lack of vacant land. Infill and conversion projects are active in nearly every neighborhood. The Adele is completing in the 16th Street Historic District. West End is being transformed with the West End Projects, including The WestLight condominium. Dupont Circle’s St Thomas Church project is still under construction and Logan Circle’s Elysium Logan completed in 2017. Completed the past two years were Logan 13, Ontario 17 and the Adamo in Adams Morgan. Even development-resistant Georgetown has seen a few elegant new projects rise. Here you’ll find new condos in the 14th Street Corridor, Kalorama, Adams Morgan, Bloomingdale, University Park, Logan Circle, Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase DC, Dupont Circle, Columbia Heights, Meridian Hill, Mount Pleasant, Foxhall Village homes, Shaw, Mount Vernon Triangle, Georgetown, Burleith, the U Street Corridor, Georgia Avenue, Petworth, West End, Cleveland Park and Woodley Park.
Southwest DC Development
With a massive waterfront redevelopment project, newer Metro station, an influx of trendy retail and established condo and co-op presence, this area is set to gain in value and prestige. Here you’ll find new condos at the Wharf in Southwest DC, including VIO, 525 Water and Parcel 9. Southwest DC development is booming thanks to the large-scale waterfront development project named “The Wharf.” New construction projects have spread beyond the boardwalk to nearby micro neighborhoods.
Southeast DC Development
Southeast DC development has spurred with the Hine School mixed-use project, along with small and mid-sized condominium developments such as Sanctuary, 513 C, The Laundry and The Maples. Here you’ll find new condos in Eastern Market, Capitol Hill, Hill East and the Navy Yard in Southeast DC and near-Southeast DC.
Large Scale DC Development
Large scale DC development is changing the face of the District. Projects like The Wharf at the Southwest Waterfront, Burnham Place at Union Station, Central Armature in NoMA, City Center in downtown DC and Monroe Street Market in Brookland are creating new neighborhoods and lifestyles for Washingtonians. In some neighborhoods like Logan-Dupont’s 14th Street Corridor and on the H Street Corridor, a massing of smaller new development has created a large-scale transformation. These projects put neighborhood development into context for DC new condo buyers.
Flips & Renovations
“Flips” are homes that have been purchased by a rehabber and “improved” for quick resale. We’ve seen the good, the bad and truly ugly “new construction” products by home flippers and renovators. That’s why we caution our clients to be extra-careful about these types of home purchases. Unfortunately, many flippers focus more on the cosmetic aspects of the transformation and less on the integrity of the structure and systems. These are the most costly components of a home. Flippers’ goals are speed and profit. Repair time, proper permitting, DCRA inspections and use of well-trained and licensed labor are too often casualties of the ‘bottom line.’ Be sure to work with a real estate agent experienced in construction when purchasing a “flip.”