As local residents or commuters driving along Wisconsin Avenue may have noticed big changes are coming to Tenleytown. Over the next several years there are some big developments on the way that will completely change the neighborhood. The 3 key developments to keep your eye on are Urban Investment Partners plan for 4620-4624 Wisconsin Ave & 4800 Brandywine Street, Donohoe’s plan for 4000 Wisconsin Ave, and of course what happens to Fannie Mae’s headquarters when they vacate.
At 4620-4624 Wisconsin Ave & 4800 Brandywine Urban Investment Partners will be delivering between 230-240 apartments to the neighborhood, and 12,000 SF of retail space along Wisconsin Ave.
Donohoe’s plan for 4000 Wisconsin Ave is convert the office building, which Fannie Mae also currently occupies, into a 716 unit mixed-use development.
And then there is the Fannie Mae site, which was recently purchased by well known DC developer Roadside Development. Roadside Development founder Richard Lake told the Washington Busines Journal “I call it a village” about reintroducing the site to the public through seven new buildings on six parcels, a series of new internal streets, programming on the expansive lawn fronting Wisconsin Avenue NW and a new town square in the north-central part of the campus.
The “Village” will include an 80,000 SF underground Wegman’s. The popular store, the first Wegmans in the District, will not be visible from Wisconsin Avenue, though Lake said he plans significant signage.