REI is coming, plus more than 300 new apartments and the Mothership

1140 Third St. NE: Tenant buildout to 52,123 square feet of retail space on the first and second floors of Douglas Development Corp.’s renovated Uline Arena, to include retail area, cafe area, cashier space, fitting rooms, offices, restrooms and stockrooms. This is, of course, for the incoming flagship REI location, with an accessory, 1,001-square-foot, 24-seat prepared food shop. REI is expected to open late this year. The Uline project also includes 174,000 square feet of office.

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Crane Watch: The biggest construction projects in Washington

Welcome to Crane Watch, our interactive map with details of every major construction project underway in the District — name, address, description, size, architect, cost (where we have it) and expected delivery.

With these first 85-odd projects, we have accounted for more than 13,000 residential units, roughly 4 million square feet of office space, more than 1,200 hotel rooms, hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail — and one proton therapy center. They are in the ground, or going vertical, right now.

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REI Uline Arena

Outdoors outfitter REI wasn’t even planning to open one of its rare flagship stores in the District when it set out on a D.C. real estate search more than three years ago.

It was thinking of doing something perhaps a little larger than its nearby suburban stores — Greater Washington had been a good market for the Kent, Washington-based brand, after all — but not a flagship, of which there are only four others in the country.

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Huge NoMa project replaces ‘insular’ site with ‘true mixed-use

NoMa is no stranger to residential-over-retail projects, but one massive and complex development proposed on Tuesday announces itself as “true mixed-use,” the overhaul of an industrial, “insular” parcel with hundreds of residential units, a hotel, retail and open spaces.

High Street Residential, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trammell Crow Co., has partnered with the Dorr family, owner of the Central Armature Works at 1200 Third St. NE, to redevelop the 2.5-acre NoMa site. High Street will oversee the project, while the Dorr clan, which contributed the property to a trust last summer, will play an undefined role.

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