Real Estate

First Look: New Condos Targeted at First-Time Buyers Coming to NoMa

Renderings courtesy of J Street Companies. The future building will be located behind the REI (shown at left) near the NoMa metro.

Developer J Street Companies plans to build a 62-unit condo building on two adjacent sites near the NoMa metro stop. Chairman Bruce Baschuk says the building will comprise mostly one-bedrooms, starting in the upper $400,000s, a price tag he predicts will make them “very accessible” to first-time homeowners and young professionals, as well as empty nesters who want to move into the city.

A warehouse and an office building currently occupy the two plots at L and Congress streets, NE, about a block from the NoMa REI store, and two blocks from the metro. Both will be razed.

Baschuk says he expects the condos to finish by early 2020. Here’s a look at what’s coming.

View of the building from L Street, NE.
The development’s rooftop terraces.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the Marriott family’s civil war and the 50-year rebirth of 14th Street, and reported the definitive oral history of the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.