Jair Lynch is currently serving as the fee developer for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“Metro”) as part of their headquarter consolidation and relocation strategy. 300 7th Street, formerly known as the Reporter’s Building, was selected as Metro’s new DC headquarters location as part of this strategy, which is intended to help them downsize from ten current office buildings throughout the region to seven. The site is immediately adjacent to L’Enfant Plaza, with rail service on the Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue, and Silver lines, as well as convenient access to VRE commuter rail and multiple Metrobus routes.
Designed with the goal of achieving LEED Gold certification, the new Metro HQ site has been stripped to its structural concrete and completely renovated to modern workplace standards, including new commercial amenities on the ground floor to activate the streetscape and benefit the surrounding community. The building has also been reskinned to improve its exterior appearance, and three floors have been added to create space that could be leased to generate additional revenue.
Jair Lynch also committed to meeting Metro’s diverse participation goals of 30% by utilizing numerous tools including procurement fairs and the matching of majority with minority-owned firms for the initial design work. The new facilities delivered in April 2022.