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352 Apartments, 110 Senior Units, and a Curbless Street: The Plans for Next to Audi Field

by Nena Perry-Brown

Rendering of Parcel B; Audi Field to the right. Click to enlarge.

Two years after DC United awarded development rights to Hoffman & Associates for the site beside Audi Field, we are getting a look at what is planned.

The developer has applied for a modification of consequence and design review for Parcel B, between Potomac Avenue and S Street, from First to Half Streets SW (map). The project proposes a 130 foot-tall building with 462 residential units; 41,000 square feet of office space; and 50,400 square feet of ground-floor retail, restaurant, entertainment, and performing arts space.

Rendering of Parcel B at plaza. Click to enlarge.

The residential units will include 110 senior units affordable to households earning up to 30% and 50% of median family income (MFI) and 29 units affordable to households earning up to 60% of MFI. The development will also provide 305 parking spaces and 178 long-term bicycle spaces. STUDIOS Architecture and StudioMB are the designers.

Proposed redesign for First Street. Click to enlarge.

While the development requires a design review, the modification application is seeking to adjust the boundaries of the parcel and the placement of the below-grade parking to compensate for a 30-foot Pepco easement. The modification also seeks to redesign First Street to make it curbless and pedestrian-forward, and to redesign the park/plaza at Potomac Avenue and Half Street to include more usable elements like sculptural seating and a splash pad. 

The plans were presented at the ANC 6D meeting earlier in June; a Zoning Commission hearing has not yet been scheduled.

Note: The article has been updated since publication to include StudioMB on the architectural team.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/352-apartments-110-senior-units-and-a-curbless-street-the-plans-for-audi/18438

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