|Construction of the St. James complex is well under way.|
The complex, at 6805 Industrial Road in the Springfield area of Mason District, will have two ice rinks, a turf field, basketball courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, indoor water park, climbing wall, health club, spa, and much more. There will be classes, teams, leagues, and camps.
|The turf field and bleachers.|
There’s $200 initiation fee for people who sign a 12-month commitment or $399 for those who join on a month-to-month basis.
|The future site of the pool.|
About 80 to 90 percent of the facility will be restricted to members, says St. James Sales Ambassador Ahmad Mahmood. The water park will be open to non-members at an hourly rate of about $15 to $17. Members would pay a discounted rate of about $10 to $12.
The obstacle course, virtual reality activities, and rock climbing center will also be available to the public for an hourly fee.
The St. James will form its own sports teams and leagues (basketball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, and others) at various levels and will host tournaments. The facility will not be available for rental by outside teams.
|A rendering of the basketball court area.|
Mendelsohn, the owner and face behind several D.C. restaurants, including Good Stuff Eatery; We, The Pizza; and Santa Rosa Taqueria, as well as chair of the D.C. Food Policy Council, is planning a menu with gourmet dishes and locally sourced ingredients. It will be open to the public.
The St. James will also serve as a community-supported agriculture location, where members can pick up locally grown produce.
Applications have already been pouring in for the 400 jobs that are expected to be available at the St. James.
For more information on membership, contact Ahmad Mahmood, email@example.com, 703-239-6891 (office), 240-505-0286 (mobile).