Fannie Mae Redevelopment Overview


The c. 1958 Fannie Mae Friendship Heights headquarters was purchased in late 2016 by developers for approximately $89m. Redevelopment to a mixed-use project including new condominiums, retail and office space is underway. The 10-acre project includes historic 228k square foot colonial-style buildings (a center structure with two wings), once referred to as “Versailles West” by the Wall Street Journal, plus vacant land where the new condominiums will be constructed.

3900 Wisconsin Fannie Mae 2018

Developer

Roadside Development with North American Sekisui House (NASH of Japan, a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, Ltd, Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer)

Architect

Shalom Baranes

Landscape Architect

Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd.

Civil Engineer

VIKA Capitol, LLC

Contractor

Unknown

Status

In the pre-development stage. Groundbreaking planned for Q4 of 2018

Delivery

Full project completion goal is the third quarter 2022. Some portions of the project may deliver sooner than full build-out.

Pricing

TBD

Address

3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington DC 20016

Location

The Georgetown Hillside condominium site is located near the ‘gateway to Georgetown’ between 37th and 35th Streets, near the steps commonly referred to as the “Exorcist Steps” in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC.


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3900 Wisconsin Project Details


Plans for the Fannie Mae redevelopment project were revised in May 2018. Roadside Development and NASH have both developed similar projects in the past, Roadside with City Market at O and Cityline at Tenley, and NASH with Bellevue Station Block B in Denver, a partnership on Wardman Tower condos here in DC and Westlake Steps (partnership) in Seattle. Fannie Mae vacated the property at 3900 Wisconsin, relocating to their new building at 1100 15th St NW. Technically, the 3900 Wisconsin property is located in Tenleytown, not Friendship Heights, also the location of Sidwell Friends School, sited across Wisconsin Avenue from 3900. Sidwell purchased a portion of the Fannie Mae property to add to their school campus.

The Project will combine new construction with the adaptive reuse of the existing 1956-58 and 1963 office wings, as well as maintain and reprogram a landscaped front lawn setback from Wisconsin Avenue. While the site currently functions as a single-use campus, the proposed development will be organized around a pedestrian-oriented street grid with multiple buildings and uses. Parking and service areas are located in a below grade structure. The Project also contemplates a breadth of open spaces, including the activation of the front lawn, a village plaza area with restaurants and cafes, multiple courtyards and pocket parks, and a potential connection to Glover-Archbold Park.

Planned are nine mixed-use buildings totaling about 1,088,000 square feet GFA with an estimated 700 residential units. Included will be approx. 1,400 below-ground parking spaces and required loading and bike parking facilities. 710 + parking spaces are required, plus 300 long-term bicycle spaces and 100 short-term bike spaces.  Nine loading bays and three  loading spaces are built into the design. When completed, the entire mixed-use development will offer a Wegmans grocery store, multi-family residences, a theater, a health club, restaurants, offices, and a hotel, as well as below-grade parking.

Community Engagement


DCOP documentation and representative local print coverage for the 3900 Wisconsin Avenue 'Fannie Mae Redevelopment' project.

Final design submission April 2018

HPRB Actions: Historic Designation

Washington City Paper on Historic Designation

Large Tract Review Application Memorandum DCOP

Large Tract Review Application September 2017

ANC presentation October 2017

Announcement Nov. 30 2016


Floor Plans


Floor plans for 3900 Wisconsin Avenue 'Fannie Mae Redevelopment' have not yet been released. Contact us for updates. Development and MRIS information on this site is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Square footage and other details are as represented by sellers, their representatives and/or developers.

Fannie Mae Redevelopment Design Details


Interior design details for 3900 Wisconsin Avenue Redevelopment' are not yet available. The gallery below depicts exterior design elements revised in the April 2018 final submission by developers.

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