3451 Benning Rd. NE
Dear neighbor or interested party,
Welcome to the Neighborhood Development Company's (NDC) project status web-site for the redevelopment of 3451 Benning Rd, NE.
This website is intended to provide neighbors, and other interested parties, up to date information on the development project.
The website has been formatted to focus on specific issues related to development (e.g, schedules, permitting, key points of contact for more information, etc.)
While some general information on the project is provided, more details are available at NDC's company web-site:
From this website, and based on the menu provided above you can find the following information:
Project Information: an overview of the project with key details on the development program, along with plans and visualizations of the proposed building
Project Updates: an outline of forthcoming opportunities for getting additional information on the project
Construction Approvals: a review of relevant permitting documents for your reference along with a schedule for the project.
FAQS: a review of questions that have come up through the development process for the project.
Other Projects: information on other NDC projects located proximate to 3443 Benning Rd. NE.
Contact Information: for key contacts regarding the active stage of development that the project is in.
This section provides a high-level overview of the project, including visual representations. If you would like additional information to what is provided here about the project, you may find more details in the FAQS section or on NDC's general information project webpage: 3451 Benning Rd. - General Project Information.
Benning Market is 2-story, 14,000 SF project in Ward 7. Market 7 has taken over curation of the ground floor market. Market 7 is a marketplace that features a wide variety of community-owned businesses that offer food, life products, and home essentials with a mission to alleviate food and retail deserts in Ward 7. Founded and led by Ward 7 resident Mary Blackford, Market 7’s mission is to revitalize and restore the economic stability, holistic health, and social needs of the Ward 7 community. With an alliance of local entrepreneurs, strategic partners, and community investment, Market 7 aims to provide healthy and sustainable shopping experiences for residents, as well as stimulate the local economy by supporting emerging small businesses.
The second floor provides 6,738 SF of office space for future tenants. Benning Market is nestled in the River Terrace community of DC and is served by multi-modal transportation options including the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station and the future planned extension of the DC Streetcar.
The 6,743 square foot ground floor has entrances along Benning Road NE and 36th Street. The 6,738 square foot second floor has direct access via a lobby on Benning Road NE and from the 8 parking spaces located in the rear alley.
The building plan at right is a downloadable PDF.
The project was designed to fit within the existing scale of the River Terrace neighborhood. The design blends both indoor and outdoor spaces and will be a beautiful addition to the neighborhood with attention-grabbing aesthetics.
The elevation image is from the construction drawing set and can be downloaded by clicking on the image.
Spaces are available to lease and construction is underway with expected delivery in Winter 2020!
Please see the detailed construction schedule below:
Outlined below are forthcoming events related to the project's development progress, along with photos of the development's progress.
Please check back here for future updates.
There are currently no scheduled events.
January 29 - Site Work
1. What communications will occur about truck routes and any road obstruction on 34th or 36th street NE, and any other construction staging that could impact the flow of traffic in the neighborhood?
This website includes detailed information regarding the Traffic Control Plans approved by the District of Columbia, in accordance with their standards for traffic control during construction. To get more information please consult the project Approvals section of this website.
In addition, NDC will be providing regular updates for neighbors at meetings such as the River Terrace Community Organization regular meetings. You can get more information regarding upcoming meetings or events from the Updates section of this website.
2. Where will the contractors park?
NDC is also the owner and developer of the future apartment development to be located on the vacant lot between the two north-south alleys off of Eads Street NE between 34th and 36th street (the "Eads Lot"). Based on the development plan for the Eads Lot, Asturian Contractors will be directed to park on this lot, during construction to ensure they do not park on the surrounding streets.
3. How will construction affect River Terrace?
3451 Benning Rd. NE is a limited scale project, with limited excavation for the building foundation. The type of construction will not require extensive heavy machinery to complete. Construction is allowed Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm without any special permits.
Construction of the project is expected to take approximately 6 months, before the building is enclosed, at which point the remaining work will take place indoors, limiting noise and other intrusions on the neighborhood.
NDC has a 20-year history working in the District of Columbia, as both a General Contractor and Developer. We take pride in working with neighbors to address issues with the construction of our projects, should they arise. However, it is our goal to mitigate the negative effects of construction by working with high-quality contractors who adhere to the rules and regulations set out by the District of Columbia to ensure that the effect on project neighbors is limited.
4. Will there be opportunities for residents to talk to NDC about the project?
NDC will be providing regular updates for neighbors at meetings such as the River Terrace Community Organization regular meetings. You can get more information regarding upcoming meetings or events from the Updates section of this website.
You can also contact NDC at the information provided in the Contact portion of this website.
5. Does the project need any ANC approval or any zoning relief?
3451 Benning Rd. NE's development plan was prepared in accordance will all applicable zoning and building codes approved by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission and the District of Columbia City Council. Therefore, no relief was requested, nor was ANC approval required.
6. In regards to parking, is there an option to build up and make a double layer parking garage?
The project size, and lot proportions, do not allow for a parking garage of any sort. To construct a garage would likely cover the entire site with parking itself, limiting the ability to provide more valuable land uses to the neighborhood, such as retail, office, or restaurant space.
7. Will the building include green rooftop space (with solar panels and gardens)?
This project has been designed to incorporate solar panels as a part of its overall development plan. However, the inclusion of a green roof was not practical, based on the selected building type. While there is no green roof, there will be at grade bio-retention facilities that will perform much the same function that the green roof would - just in a different location.
8. Is NDC working on doing traffic studies on the Benning Road Corridor?
At this time, no traffic studies are required or proposed for 3451 Benning Rd. NE, due to its limited scale. However, NDC has completed two traffic studies in relation to its Eads Street NE project. A copy of these studies are available from the following link: 3450 Eads Street NE - Traffic Studies.
9. Where is NDC placing parking for Benning Market, the new apartment project, and the additional three retail spaces on the 3400 block of Benning Road NE?
All three projects have been designed to comply with the District of Columbia Zoning Code's minimum parking requirements.
NDC has been working with Market 7 - our anchor tenant for the Benning Market project, to obtain additional overflow parking which can support the market place. As the projects continue to be developed, NDC will provide updates on the progress of securing this additional parking.
10. How will NDC update the community about ongoing construction updates (daily construction hours, road closures, noise, etc)?
NDC intends to provide ongoing updates on this website, via the Updates section.
Information regarding construction plans and traffic control planning is available in the Approvals section of this website.
NDC currently has two additional projects under development in the River Terrace Neighborhood. Further information on the location and details about these projects is available below.
If you would like more additional information about other NDC projects outside of River Terrace, you can visit NDC's main website Our Developments page: NDC Our Developments.
River Terrace Projects Map
3443 Benning Rd. NE
This commercial project will provide office space on the second floor and neighborhood-serving retail on the first.
Additional information regarding this project is available on NDC's website: 3443 Benning Rd. NE - Development Profile.
3450 Eads St. NE
This workforce housing project will provide housing for 49 households in one, two, and three-bedroom units.
Additional information regarding this project is available on NDC's website: 3450 Eads St. NE - Development Profile
For Construction Inquiries
For all inquiries related to on-site issues and the day to day construction of the building, please contact:
Carlin Fox Jr.
Asturian Group, Inc.
phon e: 240.929.6268
For Leasing Inquiries
For all inquiries related to leasing space in the building, please contact:
Robert H. Gray
Vice President, Investment Sales & Leasing
Divaris Real Estate, Inc.
phon e: 571.550.9042
For Development Inquiries
For questions about the long term development plans for the project, please contact:
Neighborhood Development Company
For Market 7 Inquiries
For all inquiries related to Market 7, please contact: