First residents move into former Fannie Mae headquarters

The transformation of the former Fannie Mae headquarters on Wisconsin Avenue NW, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, will include 1.1 million square feet of residential, commercial and office space as well as green spaces such as the one-acre front lawn where community events will take place. A Wegmans grocery store is expected to open in July. And residents moved into the Branches, the first of four apartment buildings in the community, known as city ​​crest.

Its joint venture partners, Roadside Development and North America Sekisui House, chose architect Shalom Baranes for the Branches building, whose interiors were designed by Akseizer Design Group. Bozzuto will manage the 157-unit building. City Ridge’s eco-friendly design earned it LEED v4 Neighborhood Development Gold certification, making it the first community in DC and second nationwide to achieve this designation. The landscape design was done by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, who also created the current landscapes for the Washington National Cathedral. The community is connected to Glover Archbold Park.

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Three other apartment buildings – the Coterie, Crescendo and Botanica – are scheduled to open to residents this summer and fall for a total of 690 units. Residents of all buildings will be able to take advantage of the community’s amenity system, which will include six rooftop areas with a greenhouse, gardens and space to relax and entertain; an aerial yoga studio; a multisport simulator; private event spaces; 24-hour fitness studios; a co-working space with private alcoves and a terrace; libraries; a makerspace studio with workshops for residents; a playground reserved for residents; and a restaurant-style pizza oven and smoker.

The Branches has two towers and connected units with one to three bedrooms, nearly half including private outdoor space. Apartment sizes range from a 591-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit that rents for $2,579 per month to a 1,627-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse that rents for $8,959 per month.

The apartments have floors that look like wood, a washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, porcelain tile backsplashes and a pantry.

Residents and office tenants of City Ridge can join the Ridge Club, a pool and social club with indoor-outdoor dining, a theater screen for community events, swimming pools, bookable cabanas, locker room and a lounge area.

Other upcoming retail businesses in City Ridge include King Street Oyster Bar, Tatte Bakery & Cafe, Taco Bamba, KinderCare, Bank of America and an Equinox Fitness Center.

More information about the apartments is available here.

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