The final piece of the Monroe Street Market - Catholic University's transformative development connecting the University with the Brookland neighborhood - is nearing completion of its final phase. Chicago based Pritzker Realty Group (founders of Hyatt Hotels), one of the sponsors of the project since it first broke ground in November of 2011, is finishing up the final phase, expected to add 156 apartments to Monroe Street by this fall.
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The entire project was spearheaded by Catholic University, which had the vision of replacing three of its outdated dorms on the south side of campus with a more integrated community combining retail and housing, with a better connection to Brookland's own retail center. Catholic transferred the land, without city subsidy, to a development team chosen for its vision of a college main street. The first building was completed in 2014, and over the last 6 years added Catholic's book store, 27 artist studios, 700 residential units, and 80,000 s.f. of retail over 5 blocks along Monroe Street, including retailers Busboys & Poets, Chipotle, and Starbucks. Maurice Walters designed the buildings, the last of which is dubbed the Everton, while Torti Gallas was responsible for architecture and master planning throughout the project. Bozzuto was the general contractor and will manage the building's leasing.
Project: Monroe Street Market
Address: 701 Monroe Street, NE, Washington DC Developer: Pritzker Realty Group Architect: Torti Gallas, Maurice Walters Interior Designer: RD Jones Construction: Bozzuto Construction Use: 156 apartments, 15,600 s.f. of retail Expected Completion: Fall 2020
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