Newest NoMa apartments promise Swedish lifestyle

WASHINGTON — Swedish real estate developer Skanska USA Commercial Development plans its first residential project in the District and says it will be designed around the Swedish concept of “lagom,” or creating a life that is just right.

That means a major focus on communal spaces and amenities.

The building, to be called Resa, the Swedish word for journey, will be part of Skanska’s Tyber Place project at 22 M St., Northeast, in NoMa between North Capitol and First Streets. Tyber Place will eventually include three buildings for office, residential, retail and restaurants.

Construction on Resa, a 12-story, 326-unit luxury residential building, will start next fall and is expected to be done by late 2018.

Skanska describes the design as the concept of practical simplicity creating open, sustainable and inviting interiors where tenants can live and relax.

“Tenants today are looking for a live-work-play ecosystem,” said Rob Ward, executive vice president for Skanska USA Commercial Development in Washington, D.C. “With RESA, we have taken what we know from our successful multifamily developments in our other markets to provide a fresh perspective and a different kind of urban apartment right here in the D.C. market.”

“The collaboration between residents, planners and developers like us has created a sense of community here that is remarkable,” he said. “Our commitment to sustainability dovetails perfectly with the priorities of this neighborhood.”

Community amenities will include a rooftop pool and lounge, penthouse with catering kitchen, an outdoor courtyard with gas grills and a bar, a fitness center, a pet spa and a 24-hour concierge.

Resa will be located on the planned NoMa Meander, a four-block long pedestrian promenade.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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