Large Scale DC Development
Changing The DC Landscape

The Wharf in Southwest Waterfront

The Wharf is one of the best examples of large scale DC development. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, LLC is transforming a mid-century waterfront into an entertainment destination. Phase 1 is pedestrian, transit and water-oriented, including a 19-acre, mixed-use community featuring two residential buildings (525 Water and Vio), a Class-A office building, yacht club, two parks and a parking garage. The residential component will include a 501-unit apartment building with a music hall located on the first five levels. An additional residential building  (Parcel 9) is also planned. The Capital Yacht Club will be built on a pier over the Washington Channel and will offer 98 marina slips, a 700,000 square foot parking garage with two below-grade levels supplying 2,500 parking spaces. Two small buildings will be built on piers. The grade of the site is being raised by reconstructing 1,600 linear-feet of bulkhead along the Washington Channel. The contractor for the project, Clark Construction Group, relocated several thousand feet of water, sewer, electrical, and telecommunications lines, which service the Southwest community. Clark Interiors is also renovating the existing Channel Inn. The two residential buildings and Capital Yacht Club are designed for LEED Silver certification. A grand opening for The Wharf takes place in October 2017. Completion of Phase I is expected in 2018.
The Wharf Multi-use music & cutural venue Office Residential (Rental) Church Capital yacht club
Maine Avenue SW sidewalk Two residential towers Hotel Residential (condo) Residential Transit pavilion
Mews Co-gen power facility Retail retail Dock master building

Vio at The Wharf new condominiums


The Wharf Development on the Southwest Waterfront


525 Water new condos at The Wharf


Parcel 9 at The Wharf

Burnham Place at Union Station

Burnham Place is perhaps one of the most ambitious large scale DC development projects. Planned is a total of 3 million square feet of mixed-use development built over the rail yards north of DC’s Union Station. Developers say the Burnham Place at Union Station will join the city’s central business district, Capitol Hill, and the emerging NoMa and H Street neighborhoods. Burnham Place is named for Union Station’s original architect Daniel Burnham, the project will incorporate a variety of public features. Planned are more than 1.5M SF of first-class office, 1300+ residential units (not yet designated as condominiums or rental units), 500+ hotel rooms and 100,000 SF of retail space. The project sits on 14 acres six blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Planned expansions and enhancements to Union Station: •Transformation of an existing rail yard and overpass into a commercial neighborhood •Creation of a grand plaza along H Street at the foot of a Train Hall, and an elevated “greenway” for walking, running, and biking which will provide a direct connection into the NoMa neighborhood •Multiple new pedestrian connections to and from the adjoining neighborhoods Developers say the design will show great sensitivity to historic resources and assets. Akridge, the Burnham Place developer, is responsible for such DC projects as Gallery Place, 700 Sixth Street and Half Street in SE, and is collaborating with Amtrak and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation for the Burnham Place project. Also involved in the Burham Place development project are: AECOM – industry-leading rail and transit engineers: Thornton Tomasetti – established structural engineer for over 50 years, HOK – lead architect for Amtrak’s Master Plan and Parsons Brinckerhoff – lead engineer for Amtrak’s Master Plan.

Monroe Street Market in Brookland

Another example of large scale DC development is Monroe Street Market. A $200 million dollar project by Abdo Development, Bozzuto Development and Pritzker Realty, Monroe Street Market bridged a single family home neighborhood surrounding Catholic University with adjoining neighborhoods offering retail and entertainment venues. The South Campus mixed-use development is located in the Brookland neighborhood, adjacent to the main campus of the Catholic University of America (CUA). The project offers direct access to the Brookland/CUA Metro Station. Incorporated are a mixed-use “village” expanding Brookland’s 12th Street retail corridor and running along Monroe Street between Michigan Avenue & 8th Street with 80k+ SF of ground floor retail on both sides of Monroe with residential apartments above. At Monroe and Michigan Avenue, a public square is planned to provide a gathering space for students, faculty, and local residents. The design includes a fountain, moveable café furniture, and clock tower. At the eastern end of Monroe Street, a pedestrian-only Arts Walk and Plaza connects Monroe Street with the Brookland Metro station entrance. The Arts Walk will be flanked by 27 ground floor artist studios, featuring glass roll-up garage doors that will allow the studio spaces to flow out onto the Arts Walk when weather permits. Studios will have retail and open work areas. The Arts Walk will terminate at a plaza featuring in-ground fountains and a performance stage for special events.

H Street, The Atlas District, NoMA

The sheer number of projects under construction in the connecting H Street Corridor and NoMA neighborhoods constitutes large sale DC development of sorts on the H Street Corridor and in neighboring NoMA. More than seventy new projects, including the installation of a Whole Foods on H Street, have been completed during the past five years or in the planning, development and construction stages.

New condos in H Street Corridor


New condos in NoMA

Hines-Urban Atlantic Walter Reed Project

The Parks at Walter Reed plans include: 90 townhouses and duplexes 502 condos 1,287 rental apartments The Benjamin O. Davis Senior Village, a full-service senior center with 182 homes, of which approx. 50 % of senior housing and and approx.. 20% of total housing will be designated affordable. Office spaces wrapping around a commerce & science center. MIT and GWU are target tenants A Hyatt hotel with conference center and an arts complex are also planned. The project is a 3.1M SF development.

Progression Place in Shaw

Progression Place is a mixed use development at 7th and S Streets, adjacent to the Shaw-Howard U Metro station. The project features 205 apartments named 7th Flats, 19,000 SF of retail called Shops at Progression Place, and 47,000 net rentable square feet of office space at The Offices at Progression Place. Progression Place retail spaces are comprised of nine restored historic retail storefronts as well as a new 5,000 square foot anchor retail bay at the ground floor of the 7th Flats apartment building.

City Center in Downtown DC

Encompasses 10 acres in the heart of the District. It is a 2.5 million SF development with a combination of condominiums, apartments, offices, public spaces, hotel, restaurants and shops. Phases 1 & 2 include: Retail: 295,000 SF Apartments: 458 units Condominiums. Originally planned: 216 units Office: 515,000 SF Hotel: 350 rooms Parking: 1,885 spaces Public Spaces: 1.5-acres CityCenterDC’s boundaries are New York Avenue NW, 9th Street NW H Street NW and 11th Street NW. The Residences at CityCenter


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