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A New Application Paints a Better Picture of 498-Unit Development Near the Wharf

  • Feb 16th

by Nena Perry-Brown

Current southwest aerial rendering of the proposed development. Click to enlarge.

A month after the public saw the latest plans to redevelop the site of the former Department of Agriculture building a block off the Wharf, the project is moving through the zoning process.

Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners has filed a planned unit development (PUD) application for a development that will deliver 498 apartments above 22,600 square feet of retail at 899 Maine Avenue SW (map). The building will be 100-120 feet tall and will include 244 parking spaces and 110 long-term bicycle spaces.

Previous view of proposed building from 9th Street and Maine Avenue. Click to enlarge.
Previous view of proposed building from 9th Street and Maine Avenue. Click to enlarge.

Amenities will include a rooftop pool and a south-facing courtyard above the double-height retail. Fifteen percent of the residential space will be affordable at 60% of median family income, and the unit mix will span from studios to three-bedrooms.

The residential entry will recessed on 9th Street, creating a "landscaped entry court".

Current rendering of the proposed development, from 9th and G Streets. Click to enlarge.
Previous rendering of the proposed development, from 9th and G Streets. Click to enlarge.

"The grade elevation change between the public sidewalk and the lobby presents an opportunity for this pedestrian access to become very engaging, universally accessible, and a visually dynamic juxtaposition of landscape plant beds, low walls, rich materials, and lighting," the application explains. Perkins Eastman is the architect and Land Design is the landscape architect.

Rendering of proposed development, from 7th and G Streets. Click to enlarge.

A zoning hearing has not yet been scheduled.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a-new-application-filed-for-498-unit-development-near-the-wharf/19278.

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