City Ridge Overview

The c. 1958 Fannie Mae Friendship Heights headquarters was purchased in late 2016 by developers for approximately $89m. Its redevelopment to a mixed-use project termed "new urban village" and named City Ridge includes new condominiums, retail and office space. The 10-acre project incorporates historic, 228k square foot colonial-style buildings once referred to as “Versailles West” by the Wall Street Journal, plus vacant land where new condominiums will be constructed.

3900 Wisconsin Fannie Mae 2018


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)


Shalom Baranes

Landscape Architect

Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd.

Civil Engineer

VIKA Capitol, LLC




Under construction. Groundbreaking in Dec. 2018.

Residential Type

As of the end of February 2019, developers expect that residential will be divided between condominiums and for-lease apartments. This may change over the course of construction.


Full project completion goal is the third quarter 2022. Initial portions, including Wegman's supermarket, are expected to deliver in late 2021 or early 2022. The residential components are set to deliver last.




3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington DC 20016


The City Ridge site is located south of Upton Street NW and north of Rodman Street NW, at a ridgeline that separates the two stream valleys of Rock Creek Park to the east and Foundry Branch to the west. between Tenleytown and McLean Gardens in Northwest Quadrant of the District of Columbia.

Project Media Gallery

City Ridge Rooftop amenities

City Ridge Project Details

Plans for City Ridge were revised in May 2018 and refined until the groundbreaking at the end of 2018. The City Ridge project will now include a 150 room hotel, 652 residential units, 153k square feet of retail and 62,000 square feet of office space. The original Fannie Mae building will become the new home of Wegmans supermarket.

Both Roadside Development and NASH have individually 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 10 acre property at 3900 Wisconsin, relocating to their new site 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.

City Ridge 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 new 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 incorporates open spaces, including use of the front lawn, creation of a village plaza area with restaurants and cafes, multiple courtyards and pocket parks, rooftop spaces, and a potential connection to Glover-Archbold Park.

Nine mixed-use buildings, (eight new), totaling about 1,088,000 square feet GFA with an estimated 652 residential units and approx. 62k SF of office space will be built and/or renovated. 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.

Community engagement

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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