2501 M Getting A Residential Makeover

the westgate - 2501 m st nw dc

The former Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) headquarters in DC’s West End neighborhood in northwest DC was sold and will be converted to 60 new luxury condominiums.  This building at 2501 M Street NW has been sold to a DC real estate investor who plans to turn the office building into all luxury condos and add retail shops on the ground level.  The 8-story West End building, known as the Westgate, is already home to residential condos on the top three floors with commercial office space on the other floors.  But that will soon change.  The 2501 M Street address offers a centrally convenient location within walking distance to the Foggy Bottom and Dupont Metro stations, a Trader Joe’s market, and several upscale fitness centers.  Major employers nearby include the IMF, World Bank and George Washington University.

While the exterior façade will be completely redone, the interiors of the existing top condo floors will remain the same.  The five lower floors of the contemporary building, where AAMC was headquartered, will get a makeover.  Each new condo unit on the five lower levels will get 10’ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony.  With the conversion market booming throughout the DC metro area while the office market has slowed down, some property owners are looking for new uses for their office buildings.  Located on the corner of M Street and 25th Street in the West End, this pet-friendly building has top floor existing condos that have mostly been extensively renovated with updated kitchens and bathrooms, fireplace and balcony.

Building amenities include a 24-hour front desk, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city.  Underground parking is available.  A new lobby, upgraded amenities and ground floor retail space will be added.  Close by are Trader Joe’s market, Soul Cycle, Equinox, The Francis Pool, and dining options.  The neighborhood is quickly adding amenities to serve the new residents, including new restaurants, sidewalk cafes and fitness centers.

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