Downtown Washington, D.C. Business Improvement District (BID) extended the Landmark Development of the Year Award to Midtown Center for its contribution to making Downtown D.C. an outstanding destination.
Oliver Carr III, CEO of Carr Properties, comments: We are delighted that Midtown Center has been recognized by the BID as a transformative development project. We believe that with its unique design, welcoming public space and close to 50,000 square feet of dynamic street retail, Midtown Center will reenergize the center of the city.
Designed by New York-based SHoP Architects, the 865,000 SF building boasts unique features such as a stunning European style square offering a green oasis amidst downtowns concrete jungle under three suspended bridges that connect two full-height curtainwall towers with copper cladding. Midtown Center is also ushering a fresh concept for Washington D.C.s retail and commercial office experience and is poised to become one of the city top dining destinations. Inspired by the historic LEnfant Plan, Midtowns expansive 45,000 SF Plaza offers access to a unique mix of formal and informal dining. The lineup of top-notch retail includes the recently opened Oakland-based coffee retailer Blue Bottle and an array of high-end restaurants including, Dauphines, a New Orleans ˜grande dame style multi-level restaurant; ShÅtÅ and AkÄ“do by renowned restaurateur Arjun Waney; and Philotimo, a Greek concept by Michelin Star Chef Nicholas Stefanelli.
Each year, The Washington, D.C. BID acknowledges the contribution of individuals and organizations to BIDs efforts in making Downtown D.C. a first-class destination. The BID issues awards in the following categories: Downtown Person-of-the-Year Award, Public Sector Person, Project or Program Award, Private Sector Person, Project or Program Award, Partnership/Program Award, Landmark Development Project Award, Downtown Detail Award, and Downtown Experience Award (voted on by the public).
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Carr Properties is a privately held real estate investment trust that owns, manages, acquires and develops high-quality office properties in Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA. The company currently owns a portfolio of 17 commercial office properties totaling approximately 4.7 million square feet, as well as, a pipeline of five development projects that include: The Wilson and The Elm Development in Bethesda, MD; Signal House in the Union Market area of Washington, D.C.; and One Congress in Boston, MA. Upon completion, these projects will add 2.4 million SF of trophy-quality office space to the companys portfolio. The company is continuing to expand its portfolio through strategic investments in the Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA areas.
Rahewa Yemane, Carr Properties