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200 I Street SE Project

200 I Street, SE Project

Project Overview

This project was redevelopment the long vacant Washington Star printing plant at 200 I Street, SE, formerly known as 225 Virginia Avenue, SE, as tenant space for various District agencies.

Previously, this large property in the Capitol Riverfront area was redeveloped as a data center, but the property was never occupied. The District originally leased the property for MPD functions but redevelopment costs proved too high to justify under the lease agreement.

In a bold move, the building was purchased by the District in 2009. Stonebridge Carras redeveloped the property through a lease-leaseback transaction, saving District taxpayers more than $60 million over the previous arrangement and providing the District with unencumbered ownership of the facility at the end of a 20-year lease.

The new building is double LEED Platinum certified (Core Building and Interiors) and includes a ground floor public gallery showcasing the vast art collection of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Project Details

200 I Street, SE Redevelopment Project
Providing Agency: Department of General Services
Status: Completed
Type: Renovation/Modernization
Actual Budget: $110 Million
Project Manager:  Gbolahan Williams
Green Features:
LEED Platinum Certified: Core Repurposing
LEED Platinum Certified: Interiors
Won Several Construction and Real Estate Industry Awards

Current District Agencies in the Building

  • Child and Family Services Agency (CFSO)
  • Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)
  • DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (DCCAH)
  • Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD)