November 6, 2008 – Forrester broke ground this morning on the new DOES building located at 4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE. This $48 million building was designed by Devrouax + Purnell of Washington, DC.
The project will involve the construction of a new five-story headquarters for the Department of Employment Services (DOES). This agency plans, develops, and administers employment-related services to all segments of the Washington, DC metropolitan population including job training, workers’ compensation, and unemployment compensation.
The new building will include an employment and business center on the ground floor, retail space for local businesses, a large ground floor community meeting room, office space for approximately 500 DOES employees, a green roof, and a two-level, 100-space underground parking garage. Construction is scheduled to finish in early 2011.