Monday, February 22, 2016

Transpoint Building Under Contract


Another week, another Buzzard Point development deal. This time, the WBJ reports that Redbrick LMD has the Transpoint building, the former headquarters of the U.S. Coast Guard at 2100 2nd Street, under contract. The building has been vacant since the Navy used it as temporary swing space in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting in September 2013. Months prior, the Coast Guard vacated the building for a new headquarters complex at St. Elizabeths. The building sits near the tip of Buzzard Point, between James Creek Marina and a planned condominium project. To the north of 2100 2nd Street is 100 V Street, a nine-acre plot of land owned by Akridge (the northern two acres of this site were taken by the District government through eminent domain for the planned DC United soccer stadium).

Redbrick LMD’s plans for the Transpoint building are unknown at this time, but options include repurposing the building to multifamily or mixed use. A recent drive by the building shows the security gates in the above photo that used to be on 2nd Street have been removed, so now there is better access to the water. Douglas Development has plans to redevelop 1900 Half Street as well, the other large office building on Buzzard Point. It appears that 2016 is turning out to be the Year of Buzzard Point.

2 comments:

Tom Tom said...

Tear it down! Its an old ugly building. More parking and make it into a park would be better.

Andrew Dutton said...

Yes. It is an unsightly, boring building. I worked there for three years (from 2007 to 2010) and it was a dreary place. Would love to see it imploded. I might even make a special trip down there just to see that!