WASHINGTON, DC—After recently completing the successfulrepositioning of the Wonder Bread Factory in Shaw,Douglas Development is planning to move forwardwith renovations at the historic Manhattan Laundrysite here.


Recently, Douglas Development signed iStrategy Labs to the last16,000 square feet of unoccupied space at the 98,000-square-footformer Wonder Bread property at 641 S Street NW. Now, the firm islooking to renovate and attract tech tenants to the ManhattanLaundry property at 1336 Florida Ave. NW, according to theWashington Business Journal.


"Wonder Bread is great space, but this space (Manhattan Laundry)is even better," Douglas Development Principal NormanJemal says.


Douglas Development was recently awarded permits to demolishmost of the Manhattan Laundry's interior spaces. The site is aseries of three adjacent buildings that combine for approximately81,000 square feet. Jemal says the finished renovations will havegive the complex the same feeling as Wonder Bread, complete with anopen layout, exposed brick, high ceilings and a skylight. See storyin the Washington Business Journal.


JLL repped Douglas in the transaction.

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John Jordan

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