Hecht Redevelopment

New York Ave, NE Washington DC

Previously the central warehouse for the Hecht’s Company Department Stores, this 463,000 SF mixed use building now features five stories of multi-family residential & two levels of retail.

McCullough expanded this historic warehouse, originally built in 1937, to include 330 apartment units, while the remaining 220,000 SF will be retail use.  The exterior elements of the original warehouse have been preserved, including the 12-pointed prismatic tower, while some additional modern touches were also added to the building.

Among these additions, two new courtyards were carved out of the original reinforced concrete frame, bringing natural light to the inner apartments.  McCullough also built a new rooftop penthouse addition, which is clad in a contemporary mix of metal panels and vertical glass panes, but still carries similar horizontal architectural characteristics to the existing façade.

This project was completed in December 2015.