In late March, in my big update
on the plans for The Yards
, I mentioned that the old Gun Assembly Shop at 5th and M
(also known as Building 202) would be in the first phase of residential renovations (beginning in 2008), and that Forest City Washington
would be partnering on this one portion of The Yards with PN Hoffman
(the folks who will be revitalizing the Southwest Waterfront). The DCMud blog has more
on this project (they're in the real estate biz, so they've got a leg up on this poor unconnected blogger), saying that "The former naval gun factory will metamorphose into one of the coolest projects in DC, according to the developer, which intends to fully renovate the interior space, leaving the existing shell and giant six-story atrium - to become the amenities center, encircled by the residences. There will be nothing like this in the District or its environs, according to Dave DeSantis
of PN Hoffman." No wonder I was smart enough to dub this building the JD Lofts, way back in 2003....!