Constitution Square

Last month, I visited NoMa where construction was rattling and pounding along in an unusually hustle-bustle manner, at least compared to many sites in the city. Today, the NoMa Business Improvement District announced that an additional 94,4000 square feet have been rented out recently. Besides National Public Radio, most of the tenants in NoMa have been government agencies from what I can recall from past news items. This announcement won’t reverse that trend.

  • On behalf of the Veterans Administration, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) leased 35,000 square feet at One NoMa Station at 131 M Street, N.E., bringing the building to 90 percent occupancy.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), whose 521,000 square foot lease at Constitution Square was announced last year, recently inked a 54,790 SF expansion to occupy all 575,790 SF of office space in the building, Two Constitution Square at 145 N Street, N.E. The building is part of the 1.6 million square foot mixed-use Constitution Square development that also will include a Harris Teeter grocery store, a Hilton Garden Inn, a residential building and additional office space.
  • VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, one of the nation’s largest providers of end-of-life care, has leased 4,600 SF at the Capitol Plaza building for its Washington regional office. Joe Michel of CBRE represented the landlord, an affiliate of The Polinger Company.

Image by Ruth Samuelson