Located in the heart of NoMa, Sursum Corda will be a vibrant, transformational, mixed socioeconomic community organized around a new public park and a pedestrian promenade. The new development replaces an inward-looking, 1960s-era low-income housing co-op with a new street system that stitches the original city grid back together. The new Sursum Corda will engage the surrounding neighborhoods by extending First Place NW down to L Street, extending Pierce Street eastward through the site, and ultimately widening L Street to its proper width.
Phase One of the Sursum Corda Redevelopment is the southern portion of the site that was approved under a Stage 1 PUD and contains a 9-story building on the west, and a 10-story building on the east, totaling 561 residential units, 25,000 sf of amenity space, and an acre of public outdoor space. This community-oriented project includes 118 affordable units welcoming back many residents of the original Sursum community.
The southwest building will have 216 units and amenities including a second-floor pool, a coworking lounge and a children’s playroom. It will also have a series of fitness spaces including a cardio and weightlifting gym, a yoga and cycling room, and an outdoor yoga deck. The 345-unit southeast building’s amenities include a coffee bar, coworking space, game room, full-service kitchen and dining room, a greenhouse with gardening stations and an indoor-outdoor rooftop deck.
The two buildings will be light gauge construction with load bearing metal stud walls and composite metal deck floors. The project will be entirely residential, with amenity areas aligned along the pedestrian pathway and park, and thru-views to interior courtyards. The buildings will be connected underground by two continuous levels of parking with 300 parking spaces and an additional 36 tandem spaces.
726,900-sf, 561-unit, two-building residential development with 118 affordable dwelling units, an acre of public outdoor space, 25,000-sf amenity space, and 294 parking spaces in a below-grade garage.