An historic U Street building is about to get an immense upgrade -- a 51,500-square-foot, four-story health club and spa, to be exact.
VIDA Fitness is going to take over the building at 1612 U Street NW, which currently houses a Results The Gym, Bang Salon and an empty restaurant space, in order to build its flagship location. Bang Salon will remain in the building and will be redesigned.
The company says U Street neighbors also can expect the following:
"Construction plans include building a $13 million, 8,500-square-foot three-story modern, transparent extension that complements and preserves the historic architecture of the existing structure and a luxurious private rooftop club with a 60-foot pool, resort cabanas, communal fire pit, outdoor waterfall, sundeck and a member lounge with restaurant service."
The building, which was originally built in 1921, will also be the home of a restaurant run by the Capitol City Brewing Company, an Aura Spa and a redesigned Bang Salon.
The company recently received zoning approval, and is expecting the entire project to be finished by March 2011.
The project is part of VIDA Fitness' plan to have a total of eight locations in the D.C. metro area by 2015. This project brings them halfway to that goal.