D.C. Project Breaks Ground

With Clark Construction Group L.L.C. at the helm as general contractor, Monday Properties has commenced construction of 1812 N. Moore St., a 580,000-square-foot, 35-story spec office project in Arlington, Va., that upon its completion will carry the distinction of being the tallest green building in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

February 22, 2011
By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor

With Clark Construction Group L.L.C. at the helm as general contractor, Monday Properties has commenced construction of 1812 N. Moore St., a 580,000-square-foot, 35-story spec office project in Arlington, Va., that upon its completion will carry the distinction of being the tallest green building in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

The trophy office property, designed by the architectural firm of Davis Carter Scott, will be the centerpiece of a larger development endeavor in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood. In addition to premier office space, 1812 N. Moore will feature 11,000 square feet of retail space, a five-level underground parking facility and four levels of above grade parking accommodations.

The 507-foot structure is designed to achieve LEED Gold for Neighborhood Development certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, as well as LEED Platinum for Core & Shell. With the two high-level sustainable development stamps of approval and a 390-foot height that will allow the building to peer down over neighboring Washington, D.C., 1812 N. Moore will take green building in the area to new heights–literally.

Construction of 1812 N. Moore is on schedule to reach completion by the fall of 2013. If the office market in the area continues on its current track, Monday Properties may not have too much of a problem leasing up the half-billon square feet of space two years from now. Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor submarket closed 2010 with a 6.6 percent office vacancy rate, according to commercial real estate services firm Grubb & Ellis Co., and a forecasted 2 million square feet of job growth-induced net absorption is on tap for Northern Virginia in 2011.