CORRECTION: The delivery of the retail units will go to their chosen tenants by this summer for them to build out for their needs. I have been told that it may take the tenants/retailers 6-9 months to complete their build outs after they take possession of the units/spaces.
UPDATE: Some have asked what the layout will entail for the retail. Here it is (keep in mind that these layouts for the parcels can change if they decide to build to suit a retailer):
The Rhode Island Station development seems to be moving along on a steady and concerted effort…and that is good news!
According to the developer, Urban Atlantic, several parts of the station are on track to open this summer to the public. The WMATA garage is on schedule to open by the end of June. Starting in May, they will being taking pre-leases for the first of the residential units to be delivered by the end of summer. Urban Atlantic has chosen Bozzuto Management Company to handle the residential leasing for the apartment community.
And the retail?
The developer informed us that the first of the retail build outs will be delivered by this summer as well. They were tight-lipped on who the proposed tenants are but said that they have a “very strong retail interest” in the RIA Station project. In fact, they are discussing Letters of Intent with at least 15 retailers already and still have room for more.
Urban Atlantic is interested in what the readers of this blog would like to see at the station. They want to hear from you on what kind of retailers, both national and local, that you would really like to see in the development.
The developer also stressed that they are interested in temporary concepts as well (i.e. arts events, food trucks, etc). The developer has asked to have the requests on what you would like to see in the comments on this blog!