80 M Street, a 286,000-sf office building in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront district, is set to receive a 105,000-sf mass timber vertical expansion.
The project will become the first commercial office building in D.C. to feature mass timber new construction. The building will use a composite wood product engineered from hardwood grown in the Pacific Northwest. The new floors will feature 16-foot ceilings and 12-foot-high windows, a combination that will allow for double the amount of natural light penetration compared to a standard office.
The expansion will also feature exposed ceilings, polished concrete floors, and myriad connected outdoor spaces that will add nearly 4,000 sf of outdoor amenity space atop the building.
Columbia Property Trust is developing the project. The mass timber expansion is anticipated to be ready for tenant build out in 2021.