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A Timber Retail Pavilion Pitched at St. Elizabeths

by Nena Perry-Brown

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Details are emerging for the temporary mixed-use activation planned for the St. Elizabeths campus.

The development team has filed a concept for Historic Preservation review of a 29 foot-tall timber retail/event structure on the Parcel 15 parking lot between the Congress Heights Metro and the Entertainment & Sports Arena (map).

Ground floor site plan. Click to enlarge.

The ground floor of the structure would have 4,560 square feet of retail across a dozen 380 square-foot spaces. There would also be a 2,090 square-foot greenhouse, a 380 square-foot green room, 1,520 square feet of educational space, and several tables with seating. A mezzanine level above the rooms and retail would provide additional tables and seating, and there could be a mural on an exterior wall. Adjaye Associates is the designer.

Axon view, without roof. Click to enlarge.

The structure would be for interim use before Parcel 15 is redeveloped with a hotel building, an office building, and two residential buildings with 288 total units. Redbrick LMD and Gragg Cardona Partners are the master-planners of the development. Additional renderings are below.

Interior. Click to enlarge.
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Greenhouse. Click to enlarge.
Elevation from parking lot. Click to enlarge.
Elevation. Click to enlarge.
Looking toward greenhouse from interior. Click to enlarge.
Axon view, with roof. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a-timber-retail-pavilion-pitched-at-st-elizabeths/18031

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