All About Historic City Ridge

city ridge - washington dcRendering courtesy of Roadside Development/Nash

Described as an “urban village”, a massive new redevelopment named City Ridge is underway in Northwest DC. Construction began in late 2018 to transform the old Fannie Mae headquarters into hundreds of new apartments and hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial, office and retail space.

Crews plan to reimagine more than one million square feet of the former Fannie Mae campus into a large mixed-use development. In preserving the historic Fannie Mae building and its front lawn, crews aim to remake the building and its outdoor space into one of DC’s most exciting new sites.

Plans call for transforming the large lawn into community green space, which will eventually be open to the public and host cultural events. They also plan to reuse the existing building, while adding in a number of new buildings to the site.

Along with the hundreds of residential units, the property also calls for the addition of a hotel, retail and office space. Perhaps the most anticipated part of City Ridge is a new Wegman’s grocery store.

As the anchor of City Ridge, the new store will be the very first Wegman’s in DC. It is going in the lowest level of the old Fannie Mae building.

The new development sits just adjacent from Glover-Archbold Park. The location makes it easy to access the park’s many walking paths and trails.

City Ridge also sits within walking distance of area schools, the Tenleytown Metro station and more in a prestigious neighborhood. Just down the street from National Cathedral, the location is also close to area shopping and dining, and just a short drive from Downtown DC.

Scheduled to be finished in 2023, City Ridge is a project of DC’s Roadside Development and North America Sekisui House. Fannie Mae is now located in a building downtown. That location used to be the site of the old Washington Post headquarters.

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