500 Units and a Public Courtyard: Urby’s First Foray into DC May be at The Yards

by Nena Perry-Brown

Sketch rendering of proposed Parcel H building, from N Place and 1 1/2 Street. Click to enlarge.

As projects at The Yards move through the pipeline, Brookfield Properties and Ironstate Development are teaming up to propose a residential-and-retail development across the street from Nationals Park.

The proposed 130 foot-tall building at Parcel H on the northeast corner of First Street and N Place SE (map) would deliver 22,000 square feet of retail beneath 500 apartments, 20% of which would be affordable. Last week, the National Capital Planning Commission approved a swap of uses that relocated office use to Parcel Q to enable residences on Parcel H.

Sketch rendering of proposed Parcel H building, from First Street. Click to enlarge.

This would be DC's first building by Ironstate's Urby brand, which does heavily-amenitized multifamily rental projects reminiscent of co-living. The apartments would be partially-furnished with sliding doors throughout, and residents would be able to enter through a "publicly-accessible" café on the street level. 

Sketch rendering of proposed Parcel H building, looking north down 1 1/2 Street. Click to enlarge.

There will also be a semi-public courtyard creating a cut-thru between N Place and First Street, and 240 spaces of below-grade parking. WDG Architecture is the designer; the development team plans to file an application for zoning review later this summer.

Sketch rendering of proposed Parcel H building, looking south down First Street. Click to enlarge.

The Yards is a 42-acre development that has already delivered over 1,300 residential units, more than 216,000 square feet of retail (including a Harris Teeter), the 5.5-acre Yards Park, a hotel, and 25,000 square feet of office space. Construction work began on the Chemonics headquarters building at Parcel G late last year, and the mixed-use residential building at Parcel I is expected to break ground this quarter.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/500-units-and-a-public-courtyard-urbys-first-foray-into-dc-may-be-at-the-ya/16931

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