View from a luxury rental at West Half, overlooking Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON — When Dr. Anthony Fauci throws out the ceremonial first pitch of this truncated baseball season Thursday night, players, coaches and umpires will see it in person at Nationals Park. But no fans will be in attendance, as part of an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Yet certain tenants at West Half, a new luxury rental apartment complex boasting units with views directly overlooking center field, will be able to watch the World Series champion Nationals take on the New York Yankees “in person,” too. The building, owned and developed by JBG, has seen strong demand since it began leasing.
“Our residents are very excited about game day,” said Tiffany Butcher, executive vice president of residential and management at JBG.
Butcher couldn’t say whether demand had picked up due to Covid-19 and this fanless baseball season, since the company is public and hasn’t reported the most recent quarter’s earnings yet.
At One Cardinals Way in St. Louis, however, a new $120 million ballpark-side luxury rental building owned in a…