The complex, stretching across a one-million-square-foot area, boasts 87,000 square feet dedicated to retail, more than 600 residential units, and over 500 parking spaces. It represents a grand effort to breathe new life into Shaw, one of Washington's most time-honored districts.
The vision behind CityMarket at O is to embody the apex of urban living. Its rooftops are adorned with luxurious amenities such as an infinity pool, a dedicated dog park, a comfortable lounge, and inviting fire pits. The convenience of having a grocery store right within the complex removes the necessity of a car, especially when the Metro is just a two-minute walk away.
And why would residents need to leave? On-site dog groomers are available to attend to all the needs of the resident pets. Human inhabitants, on the other hand, can revel in the benefits of City Fit Gym & Spa. The expansive club is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, along with dedicated yoga and cycling studios. Even if residents have to step out for work, they can enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee at the Espresso Lounge as they head out.
With 650 residential units under its umbrella, CityMarket at O is committed to taking care of its community. Ninety of these units are affordable senior living residences, dedicated to the neighborhood's long-standing residents. The remaining dwellings comprise market-rate apartments and premium condos. The development also houses 182 rooms of the Cambria Suite hotel.
CityMarket at O's influence extends beyond its physical footprint. It has been lauded as a significant economic boon for the local community. Initial estimates suggested the creation of up to 390 permanent jobs, in addition to about 500 construction jobs during the development phase. The project's developer, Roadside Development, has also pledged to support the neighborhood in numerous ways. Over a quarter of a million dollars has been donated to the community in the form of scholarships, donations, and amenities to local resident programs. Both Roadside Development and retail outlets operating within the CityMarket are committed to recruiting and hiring Shaw residents.
Beyond the immediate benefits, the development has likely sparked an increase in property values in an already booming district. A recent study examining housing trends placed the ZIP codes encompassing Shaw, Ledroit Park, Bloomingdale, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, and Logan Circle among the top twenty fastest gentrifying ZIP codes in the entire United States.
CityMarket at O stands as a shining testament to effective urban development, harnessing the power of modern amenities and community focus to revitalize a historic neighborhood. It reflects the future of urban living, demonstrating how developments can respect history and local culture while contributing positively to the community's economic and social landscape.
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