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We've been calling it Ballpark Square, but now the Grosvenor/McCaffery residential, hotel, and retail project along 1st Street SE between M and N has its official name:
F1rst.
(Yes, that's a numeral "1" in place of the "i".)
We also now have an operator for the 170-room hotel--it will be a Residence Inn by Marriott, joining the chain's Courtyard location that's been in the neighborhood since 2006.
The residential building will have 325 units--a mix of studios through 2 BR/den--plus a fitness center, club room, outdoor courtyard, garage with bike parking, and a rooftop deck with a pool, grilling stations, dog park, and an "outdoor multimedia theatre" on the building's southwest corner that will have stadium-style seating and a view into Nats Park.
It will take about two years for the buildings to be completed, though some retail tenants could move in starting in the first quarter of 2017.
And, as I reported a few weeks ago (even though nobody believed me), Taylor Gourmet and Chop't are already signed for some of the project's 25,000 square feet of retail.
The event today did not have shovels and hardhats--which made sense given that the ground has already been broken--but there were dignitaries and speeches, and a ceremonial throwing of baseballs into the construction footprint.
I took photos, of course, and here's the full gallery. A few snippets here, though:
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JD says: (4/8/15 3:50 PM)
(And I am guessing my celebrity copy editor spouse will have something to say about "F1rst.")


Alan says: (4/8/15 4:13 PM)
F1rst sounds like a HReal winner. I bet they didn't even think for one 2econd to name the 3uildings something more generiK.


smokie says: (4/8/15 6:15 PM)
I would be a little embarrassed to live in a building called f1rst. I guess the rule in marketing these days is to be boring and slightly cheesy. But who knows, I'm sure it's more of an art than a science.


JD says: (4/8/15 6:17 PM)
I'm going to find myself calling it Frist!, because I spent a lot of time on blogs back in the mid-aughts.



smokie says: (4/8/15 6:22 PM)
I like the ball throwing though! Yes I realize that's cheesy too, but it's kind of funny.


smokie says: (4/8/15 6:25 PM)
Haha, Frist! is an improvement I think. But what about: Frist!!1


JD says: (4/8/15 6:27 PM)
ZOMG, Frist!1!!


hillworker says: (4/9/15 9:57 AM)
Do you know if the residential will be rental or condos, or is that a TBD thing...?


JD says: (4/9/15 10:03 AM)
Rentals.

Right now the planned new-condo-building lineup, as far as I know, is:

Yards Parcel O (current trapeze school site), construction could start late 2015
Half & N/Monument Valley, construction could start 2016
Chiller Plant site at Half & L, construction not before 2017, I believe



SWag says: (4/9/15 10:30 AM)
Grey Suit: "that looked a lot better on paper..."

EHN: "I don't get it?"

Charles Allen: "man, I love this job!"

Rando: "I'm just gonna hold my hand right here and try to look normal"

(only thing worse would have been H0ME)


Westnorth says: (4/10/15 3:38 PM)
I snapped a photo of the tent & party from an office at 100 M, and didn't even notice it until I uploaded the photo the next day:
link


JD says: (4/10/15 3:42 PM)
Whew! I wasn't captured! :-)

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