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Akridge Celebrates Groundbreaking at 1701 Rhode Island

(Washington, DC)” A number of corporate executives and District officials gathered at 1701 Rhode Island to celebrate its start of construction. They broke ground just inside the 1978 structure. Akridge and its partner, Alcion Ventures, L.P., will redevelop it into a contemporary, 102,000-square-foot property. The new property will deliver in the third quarter of 2018 and will boast ample natural light and a full host of amenities. Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Councilmember Jack Evans, and Akridge President and CEO Matt Klein all spoke at the event.