A First Look at the 900 Apartments Proposed for DC's Wardman Marriott Site in Woodley Park

  • January 25th 2022

by Nena Perry-Brown

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Northwest aerial of the proposed development. Click to enlarge.

The plans for a massive residential project at the site of the former Marriott Wardman Park hotel in DC's Woodley Park are coming into focus. 

A Carmel Partners-affiliated development entity has applied for concept review of a development that would raze and replace the vacant hotel with two serpentine buildings, delivering 900 residential units. The project would reduce the existing building footprint on the site, adding more than two acres of open space and improving the "front lawn" along the 2600 block of Woodley Road NW (map). Purchase of the hotel was finalized in November after a bankruptcy auction last year.

Site plan. Click to enlarge.

As designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, the new development will incorporate the existing "one-story arcade" on the site that previously connected to the hotel, linking the new Building A with the Wardman Tower. 

Proposed development, looking southwest. Click to enlarge.

There will be an amenity courtyard between the buildings; Building A will have five levels of parking below the courtyard level and Building B will have one. Parker Rodriguez is the landscape architect.

Proposed Building B, looking northeast from Calvert Street. Click to enlarge.

Additional renderings are below; an animated video of the development is also available here.

Proposed development, looking east. Click to enlarge.
Southeast bird's eye view of proposed development. Click to enlarge.
Rendering looking south at extended arcade. Click to enlarge.
Proposed development, looking south at arcade. Click to enlarge.
Southeast aerial view of proposed development. Click to enlarge.
Southeast view of proposed Building A. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/900-apartments-proposed-for-former-wardman-marriott-site/19189.

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