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SunTrust Bank Closes $32.3M Financing for Phase III of THEARC in D.C.

By John Nelson

SunTrust Banks Inc. has closed $32.3 million in financing to fund Phase III of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), a cultural, educational and social services center located in southeast Washington, D.C. THEARC is run by Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), a nonprofit established by W.C. Smith for the purpose of building and managing the facility, including THEARC Theater and THEARC Farm. In addition to BBAR, THEARC houses nine nonprofit partners and provides dance, art and music classes, medical and dental care, after school activities, performances, education and social services to underserved communities in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8. Phase III of THEARC will add approximately 92,000 square feet for nonprofit tenants to the existing 110,000-square-foot development. The new addition will be home to an expanded clinic run by Children’s National Medical Center, Appletree Institute for Education Innovation Inc. (classroom, training and administrative space), the Bishop Walker School for Boys and The Phillips Collection."

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Source: Publication: Multifamily Executive