3 Million Square Feet: New Images Show Massive Development Plans Adjacent to Union Station

  • June 16th 2022

by UrbanTurf Staff

An aerial rendering of Burnham Place. Click to enlarge.

There are new conceptual images of a massive redevelopment adjacent to Union Station that has been 20 years in the making. 

Developer Akridge released the images of the planned Burnham Place development as part of an informational presentation before the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts today. 

Tiered lawns and water feature, looking toward new Union Station. Click to enlarge.

The development across 15 acres could result in a 12-building development with three million square feet of mixed-use above the station's railyard, delivering over 1,300 residential units, office space and retail, hotels, and public plazas and a central space that bisects the new development. It would sit between First Street and G Place NE (map) and the historic Railway Express Building at 900 2nd Street NE (map). Shalom Baranes is the project architect.

A pedestrian/bike path above H Street. Click to enlarge.

It has been a long road for Burnham Place, which is named for Union Station designer Daniel Burnham. Akridge won the air rights back in 2002 and then purchased those rights in 2006, but there have been a series of stops and starts as far as its progress over the last 20 years. Burnham Place moving forward is contingent upon the redevelopment of Union Station, which The Washington Post wrote about today.

See more renderings of Burnham Place below. 

A rendering of the Central Space. Click to enlarge.
A view from south of H Street with train hall in distance. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/3-million-square-feet-new-images-show-massive-development-plans-adjacent-to/19778.

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