700 Penn Wins Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

669,900 Square Foot Hine School Development Wins 2019 State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award

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700 Penn, the elevated mixed-use redevelopment located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE and redeveloped by EastBanc, Inc. in partnership with Stanton Development, was recognized for Excellence in Historic Preservation by the District of Columbia (D.C.) Historic Preservation Office (HPO).

Drawing on extensive community input and recognizing the unique character of Capitol Hill, 700 Penn was designed to preserve the rich architectural character and integrity of the neighborhood’s textured brick aesthetic, while introducing a contemporary and pedestrian-friendly streetscape experience.

Co-sponsored by HPO, D.C. Preservation League and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the D.C. Preservation Awards celebrate preservation excellence in design and construction, volunteerism and community involvement, stewardship and education.

“This was truly a remarkable interactive process with the community resulting in a well-proportioned contextual building that belies its size,” stated Anthony Lanier, President of EastBanc. “700 Penn has quickly established Seventh & C Street as the meeting place of the neighborhood.”

Then ANC Commissioners Steve Hagedorn (6B05), Diane Hoskins (6B02), and then and still current ANC 6B Chair Chander Jayaraman (6B08) joine Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie (Ward 5-D), Charles Allen (Ward 6-D), former Commissioner Ivan Frishberg, Architect Amy Weinstein and Mayor Muriel Bowser to cut the ribbon at the Hine School Project Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2017.

Following a comprehensive community and HPRB development review process, 700 Pennsylvania broke ground in the summer of 2015 and delivered in winter 2017. The vibrant mixed-use development was designed by architects Weinstein Studio, Esocoff & Associates and landscape architect Oehme, van Sweden & Associates. It includes trophy office space, elevated apartment residences including market-rate and affordable housing units, along with a diverse mix of nationally-sought retailers and local culinary concepts on a 3.4-acre site formerly occupied by Hine Junior High School.

Since its delivery, 700 Penn has quickly proved to be an attractive office asset due to its full range of office amenities, including multiple conference centers, rooftop terrace with unobstructed 360-degree and Capitol views, fitness center, enclosed loading areas, underground parking and more across 156,000-square feet of office space.

700 Penn has a diverse tenant roster including The Yard, Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, and Samsung Electronics, which recently selected 700 Penn to relocate its US Public Affairs headquarters and open a world-class, interactive government solutions facility named the “Future Center.”

700 Penn forms an active community pillar of life and culture, offering 60,000-square feet of top national and local retailers, dining and services including Trader Joe’s, Sephora, JRINK, District Veterinary Hospital and Orangetheory Fitness. The newest national retailer to join the distinct lineup at 700 Penn is JP Morgan Chase, which will deliver a new 2,817-square foot ground-floor Chase Bank retail branch in the fall of 2019.

The Residences at Eastern Market, the development’s six-story residential building, feature European-inspired designs and top-of-the-line finishes across 128 spacious apartment residences. Offering unparalleled, condominium-style amenities marked by a tree-lined secluded courtyard, versatile rooftop lounge and terrace alongside an eye-catching pool, the Residences present unlimited opportunities to relax or entertain in the heart of The District.

With 42 units of affordable housing across the development, 700 Penn also offers an inclusive and versatile living experience surrounding a community-centric outdoor plaza, enabling exciting neighborhood activities like weekend markets.

The award will be presented to EastBanc, Inc. and Stanton Development, as well as the development team’s design and construction partners for the project, during the Preservation Awards Program on Wednesday, May 8, at the historic DAR Constitution Hall.

For more information on 700 Penn, please visit 700penn.com.