Heading Into Spring, NoMa West Construction in Full Swing

Almost exactly one year ago, construction began on the NoMa West luxury apartment complex on Eckington Place. Twelve months in, the project is in full stride, with a predicted completion date of December 2013.

The development company in charge of the 603-unit project — Mill Creek Residential Trust — says construction got slightly off schedule due to inclement weather. But work is back on track.

“Like most projects in the D.C. area, we have unfortunately been impacted by the significant rain this fall,” said managing director Sam Simone. “With that said, we are close to maintaining our original schedule.”

Those following the project have known for a while that the complex will boast an expansive 15,000 square feet of common area amenities, including two fitness centers, two business centers, an Internet lounge, a movie theater and a gaming room. Simone confirmed that the complex’s two pools will be outdoor at ground level and the builders have said the pools will be surrounded by “lush open spaces and fountains.”

The three-building complex, which is located just a few blocks from the NoMa-Gallaudet U metro stop, will be made up of a mix of studios, one bedrooms, one bedrooms with dens and two bedrooms with dens, with an average apartment size of 770 square feet.

The project is still on track to include 570 parking spaces and 1,200 square feet of retail space. Simone said the company is hopeful to attract a neighborhood convenience or service business to fill the retail space.

The complex’s three buildings, which take up a full city block at the intersection of Eckington Place and Harry Thomas Way, are just one of the major construction projects taking shape in the booming NoMa and Eckington neighborhoods. The area is transforming so quickly, passersby have been shocked to see structures sprout up on the once-empty lot where the NoMa West apartment buildings are coming to life.

“The NoMa/Eckington area is one of the most exciting in the district and Mill Creek Residential is excited about being a part of this wonderful community,” Simone said.

Mill Creek Residential Trust is made up of former Trammell Crow Residential partners and employees. The company’s most notable project is the residential component in Reston Town Center known as Market Street at Town Center.

Here’s what the NoMa West project will look like when it’s finished:


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