YWCA Building to be Demolished
Two years after purchasing the YWCA building (624 9th Street) for $21 million, MRP Realty and Rockpoint Group LLC plan to demolish the 93,553-square-foot structure this summer, thus ditching original plans to extensively renovate it and add 9,000 SF. In its place, they will construct a 112,000 LEED GOLD certified building on a speculative basis. The new office building will have a mostly glass façade, about 6,500 SF of ground-floor retail space and a new address, 900 G Street. The existing Class B building is located across from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library www.downtowndc.org/go/king-library (901 G Street) and adjacent to the Mather Studios condominium. Akridge (601 13th Street) developed it in 1981 to house the YWCA offices and activity centers, including a first-floor pool.