EDENS, a DC based retail shopping center owner, purchased Cabin John in December 2016. EDENS immediately set out to address issues that had been neglected for some time. Over the last 18 months, EDENS has renovated 60,000 SF of office space located on the 2nd floors as well as built two new 5,000 SF buildings.
Our next phase of improvement will address issues raised by both retailers and shoppers including:
- confusing drive aisles
- narrow parking spaces
- parking lots being too dark
- dated building facade
- difficult pedestrian crossing/paths.
The façade and parking lot work is expected to take approximately 9 months in total. It will be broken into phases to help mitigate disruption throughout. The project will start in October 2018 and is anticipated to be complete by the end of the second quarter of 2019. The façade work will take place first followed by the majority of the parking improvements in the Spring 2019.
SCOPE OF THE RENOVATION
Façade / Sidewalks
- Remove mansard roof and replace with clean, contemporary design
- Replace under-canopy with wood planks and update/add lighting
- Enhance plaza in front of Goldberg’s including new benches and seating areas
- Add landscaping throughout the center with pots and selective sidewalk islands
- Add new benches, tables, and chairs throughout the site
Parking Lot / Drive Aisles
- Re-pave parking field in front of the center
- Widen select parking spaces throughout the front parking lot from 8.5’ to 9.0’
- Create enhanced area from Cleaners to Lahinch including short-term parallel spaces and add string lighting between the buildings.
- Add landscape islands at ends of parking rows to better define drive aisles
- Add new LED lighting poles throughout the front parking lots
Q: Will business have to close during the renovation?
A: No, all businesses will remain open during the renovation. We will have banners / signage during the construction duration to communicate this to guests.
Q: How will these changes impact the number of parking spaces?
A: No parking spaces will be lost as part of these improvements. Small areas of the parking field will be temporarily closed while the improvements are made but will be immediately opened back up to guests once the work is completed.
Q: What is being approved for the future redevelopment?
A: While EDENS is making improvements to the current center, they are also undergoing an entitlement process that will establish the vision for the center for the next 10+ years. The earliest any new development will start is estimated Q4 2019 or early 2020, depending on the duration of the entitlement process. To review plans underway: