May 30, 2024

Grosvenor receives final Zoning Commission approval on 3300 Whitehaven Street multifamily project in Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington D.C.

  • Grosvenor advances zoning approvals on phase two of the 3300 Whitehaven Street redevelopment project in Georgetown, which includes a new seven-story multifamily building providing nearly 270 homes to the neighborhood.
  • Previously completed phase one of the project included the construction of a new 15,000 sf athletic facility for adjacent British International School of Washington

Washington, D.C. – Grosvenor, a privately owned international property group, announced it has received Zoning Commission approval on a new multifamily building for the Washington D.C. market. The new seven-story building will serve as the major component of the company’s redevelopment project known as 3300 Whitehaven Street, located just off Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

Grosvenor acquired the 3.15-acre site in 2020 with two existing buildings in place – a now-vacant Georgetown University office building located at 3300 Whitehaven Street NW and an adjacent building located at 2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW that Grosvenor leases to the British International School of Washington.  The company announced plans to redevelop the site, which involves replacing the former Georgetown University office building with a new multifamily residential property while preserving and enhancing the facilities for the existing school.

With zoning approvals now in place, Grosvenor is one step closer to delivering on its vision of bringing 268 new homes – approximately 15% of which will be affordable – to the under-supplied Georgetown submarket.

The first phase of the project, completed last year, added a new athletic facility for the school. Designed to support student needs and the school’s long-term requirements, the facility functions as both a gymnasium and auditorium with seating for 198 spectators, meaning functions that previously occurred elsewhere can now happen on site, benefiting the students, the school and the community.

Additionally, in support of Grosvenor’s company-wide ambition to reduce carbon emissions in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, mass timber/CLT structural systems, carboncure concrete and other sustainable building measures are being considered.

We are thrilled that the Zoning Commission has approved our 3300 Whitehaven redevelopment project. We look forward to bringing this collection of sustainable, new apartment homes to the deeply supply constrained Georgetown neighbourhood,” said Eddie Mansius, Senior Development Manager for Grosvenor in Washington, D.C.

Further project information can be found at Grosvenor Whitehaven.

An active investor and developer in the D.C. Metropolitain area for over 25 years, Grosvenor has added impactful residential and mixed-use development projects to the region, including recently delivered Margarite in Union Market, F1RST in Navy Yard, Central in Silver Spring, Maryland, City Homes in Eckington and District Apartments in the U Street Corridor. The firm also owns and operates prominent office and retail properties within the region, including 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 1500 K Street NW.

About Grosvenor

Grosvenor has operated a diversified real estate business in North America since 1952. We focus on vibrant urban locations, making a positive difference to local neighborhoods and communities.  

As of December 31, 2023, we had assets under management of US$3.8bn/C$5.0bn, including 71 high-quality properties, and is executing on a US$4.9bn/C$6.5bn development pipeline across its active markets. Consistent with the firm’s farsighted approach to ownership and development, we value long-term partnerships; across our nine active capital partners, the average relationship is 17 years.

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