Mid-Atlantic Update with Hickok Cole

While the Mid-Atlantic market has had its share of challenges, those doing business in the area have fared much better than most during the downturn.

Earlier this month we had our annual New York visit with the folks from

Michael Hickok and Yolanda Cole are principals at Hickok Cole Architects in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.-based Hickok Cole Architects. While the Mid-Atlantic market has fared much better than most during the downturn, those doing business in the area have still had their share of challenges. But, according to Yolanda Cole, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP and principal at Hickok Cole Architects, housing is starting to perk up. “Although we had heard that was the case, we are now really seeing it.” Hickok Cole’s Ft. Totten project—with an enviable location close to the Metro—was put on hold two years ago. “It just died,” Cole told me. Initially planned as a 900-unit condo, the original developer has found a new financial partner. “It’s going to come back smaller—half the size at 450 units.” And it will be a rental, rather than a condo. Click here to read the rest of this MHN blog and to see a video interview with Michael E. Hickok, AIA, principal, about making proforma work.