Mar 20, 2023 - Real Estate

Everything that's coming to City Ridge

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After roughly four years of development, City Ridge on Wisconsin Avenue near Tenleytown is beginning to bustle.

Why it matters: Formerly the Fannie Mae campus, the $715-million, 10-acre development is transforming an area of upper Northwest that hadn't seen much revitalization as developers looked south and east over the last decade.

Whatโ€™s happening: On the retail side, here's what's open:

  • ๐Ÿฅ• Wegmans
  • โ˜• Tatte

On the living side:

  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Four apartment buildings with 690 units. Richard Lake, principal of Roadside Development, tells Axios that 40% are already leased.
  • Apartments at The Branches, The Coterie, Crescendo, and Botanica โ€” where units range from $2,556 for a one-bedroom to $10,120 for a three-bedroom corner unit โ€” come with live-work-play amenities including rooftop patios, fitness studios, and co-working spaces.

๐ŸŒฑ There are also some surprises, like a greenhouse atop one of the buildings, and golf simulators inside shared common rooms.

On the office side:

  • CAVA's headquarters has moved in.
  • The International Baccalaureate Americas headquarters occupies the historic building in front of the development.
  • The co-working company Industrious has propped up a co-working space.

What's coming, per Lake:

  • ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ Equinox plans to open a 30,000-square-foot health club in the fall.
  • ๐ŸŒฎ Taco Bamba is targeting a summer opening.
  • ๐Ÿฆช King Street Oyster Bar starts construction this summer.
  • ๐Ÿ Chef Michael Mina, who owns Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel, will open an Italian restaurant across from Wegmans plus operate a restaurant and bar at the Ridge Pool Club, a members-only club atop one of the apartment buildings.
  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ A local Thai restaurant is planned for the remaining retail space.

Whatโ€™s next: Lake tells Axios we can expect to see City Ridge fully open by fall.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that Taco Bamba is forthcoming, and not open yet.


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