Metro News Release
For immediate release: March 10, 2015
Metro selects developer for Fort Totten site
Transit-oriented development would add residential, retail space
Metro has selected a venture led by Donatelli Development as developer for its site at the Fort Totten Metrorail Station in Washington, DC.
At Fort Totten, Donatelli is proposing to build approximately 345 residential units and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The mixed-use project will be designed to achieve LEED Silver certification or better.
The 3.35-acre site, currently used as a surface parking lot, is located at 1st Place and Galloway Street, NE, just to the west of the station entrance. The existing 422 daily parking spaces for Metro commuters will be replaced as part of the project.
The selection of a developer for Fort Totten builds upon a series of major Metro initiatives to advance transit-oriented development projects across the region, including recent developer selections at the Brookland-CUA Station and at Metro’s Navy Yard Chiller Site; the sale of property to the District at Anacostia Station; and the ongoing development of Metro’s property at the Congress Heights Station.
The Fort Totten development agreement is subject to final approval by Metro’s Board of Directors. If approved, construction is expected to begin in 2017.
News release issued at 4:03 pm, March 10, 2015.