Step Inside Akridge & Brandywine’s Proposed Development of the Bullpen in DC’s Fastest Growing Neighborhood
As if the buzz surrounding Nationals Park couldn’t be any greater going into October, Akridge & Brandywine have added to the excitement by unveiling renderings of their latest joint-venture development at 25 M Street SE in the Capitol Riverfront.
Currently home to the Bullpen along Half Street, the surface lot will soon be developed into a stunning new office building perfect for creative users. Rather than delivering a vanilla glass box commonly seen throughout the CBD, the project’s architect, HOK, has designed an office building reflective of the neighborhood’s progressive transformation.
At 245,000 SF, the building will comprise 9 floors of office space and an amenity space on the roof deck to include a 6,000 SF landscaped outdoor terrace, a 3,000 SF fitness center and an event space that can be reserved for private functions.
The ownership had the option of maximizing their development rights and constructing 10 stories, but instead chose to design an incredibly efficient floor plate with ceiling heights ranging from 9 – 14 feet. With such dramatic ceiling heights and shallow depths to the core of the building, natural light will wash through the floor-to-ceiling glass on all four sides of the free standing building.
If you look at the floor plan below, only 4 columns will exist on most floors, allowing for tremendous density and flexibility. There will be 200 linear feet of unobstructed columns spanning from east to west and 45 foot column spacing from the windowline to the building’s core. This is ideal for companies with open layouts or who may require large conferencing or training rooms.
Another notable design feature is the ~500 SF portion of the building that cantilevers over Half Street, providing unobstructed views into the stadium. This portion of each floor can be made into really special space, whether it be for a conference room, gathering area or massive executive office. Finally, and perhaps most impressive, is that floors 3, 4 and 9 will have large private balconies overlooking Half Street, which will provide the ultimate wow factor for employees and guests.
In order to get the development off the ground, ownership is looking for a lease commitment of approximately 100,000 SF and can then complete the project in about 20 months. Asking rents will be in the upper-$50.00’s, Full Service which is tremendous value for newly-constructed buildings.
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