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A Few More Looks at the Mixed-Use Project Coming Next to DC’s Audi Field

by Nena Perry-Brown

Proposed building, from Half and S Streets. Click to enlarge.

As the team behind a new mixed-use project at DC's Audi Field files a design review application, more renderings and perspectives are coming to the fore.

Hoffman & Associates recently applied for design review for the new project at Parcel B, which sits just adjacent to the DC United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point (map). The project proposes a 130 foot-tall, S-shaped building with 463 residential units; 41,000 square feet for the office headquarters of non-profit Volunteers of America (VOA); and 50,450 square feet of ground-floor retail, restaurant, entertainment, and performing arts space. StudioMB and STUDIOS Architecture are the designers.

Apartment lobby and retail on Half Street. Click to enlarge.

The residential units will include 111 independent-living senior units affordable to households earning up to 30% and 50% of median family income (MFI), run by VOA. This portion of the building will front S Street; the VOA headquarters will be above the retail and below both portions of the residential. Another 29 units will be affordable to households earning up to 60% of MFI. The development will also provide 305 parking spaces and 178 long-term bicycle spaces across two below-grade levels. 

Proposed building, from First and S Streets.

A pending zoning application for the site in part aims to redesign First Street to make it a curbless, pedestrian-forward "outdoor room", and to redesign the 5,653 square-foot park/plaza at Potomac Avenue and Half Street to include more usable elements like sculptural seating and a splash pad. 

Proposed building, from Half Street and Potomac Avenue.

A Zoning Commission hearing has not yet been scheduled.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a-few-more-looks-at-the-mixed-use-project-coming-next-to-dcs-audi-field/18514

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