loading...

A Look at Everything That Will Be Open at The Wharf By Next Week

by Nena Perry-Brown

image
Aerial rendering of The Wharf

The redevelopment of the Wharf, led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette on behalf of the city’s Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development, is one of the largest neighborhood-creation endeavors in DC — and the first phase is nearly complete.

Once the second phase of development concludes in 2021-2022, the 27 acres bound by the Washington Channel on the southwest and Maine Avenue to the northeast, between 6th and 11th Streets SW (map) will be practically unrecognizable to those who are long-time patrons of the country’s oldest continuously-operating fish market, a nexus point of the redevelopment which will also get a face-lift and an expansion.

The official unveiling of the first phase next week will kick off with a suite of events. Today, UrbanTurf is taking a look at what visitors (and new waterfront residents) can expect to be open.


image
A unit at Incanto.

Residential: Out of an eventual 1,375 units, 868 residences across four buildings have already delivered or will start move-ins by next week:

  • The condos at 525 Water Street SW (map) were the first residential units to deliver as part of the first wave of Wharf redevelopment.
  • Incanto’s 148 rental apartments at 770 Maine Avenue SW (map) delivered in August.
  • The Channel, one of the larger individual Wharf developments, will begin delivering its 501 apartments this month. The building at 950 Maine Avenue SW (map) has one of the city’s most expansive amenity packages, including a one-acre courtyard on the sixth floor with an infinity pool, bocce courts, dog run, library and cabanas.
  • VIO DC, the 12-story condominium development at 750 Water Street SW (map) is slated to begin delivering next week. The luxury units, which began selling in 2015 at prices approaching $1,000 a square foot, range in size from 480 to 2,650 square feet in size and include features like waterfront views and private elevators to The Wharf promenade.


The office buildings delivering this phase include the 11-story buildings at 1000 Maine and 800 Maine, as well as the Pier 4 building, which literally sits on a pier over the water.


Out of four planned hotels with 800 rooms, three are delivering next week: Canopy by Hilton, the brand’s first location in North America; Hyatt House, an extended-stay hotel; and an InterContinental Hotel.

image
Aerial rendering of The Wharf and water taxi


The retail and services along the Wharf will center around District Square, an open-air shopping hub that will include:

Additional shops will include:


image

Restaurant options on the Wharf will include fast-casual eateries like Shake Shack, sweet spots like Ben & Jerry’s and small cafés like Velo Café, which will be accessible both inside District Hardware and through a walk-up window on the street. From October 12th-15th, there will also be pop-up eateries from future Wharf tenants Cantina Bambina (on Transit Pier), Milk Bar, and Florentijn and Red Hook Lobster Pound (both on District Pier). Other restaurants scheduled to open on the 12th are:

  • Kith/Kin at the InterContinental Hotel, young restaurateur Kwame Onwuachi’s second attempt to deliver a high-concept dining establishment in the District,
  • The Brighton, a pub courtesy of the Hilton brothers,
  • Del Mar de Fabio Trabocchi, a new restaurant by the esteemed chef,
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar,
  • Kirwan’s Irish Pub, which will have live performances of Irish music, and
  • Requin, a French Meditterrean restaurant from chefs Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella.

Restaurants La Vie, Florentijn, Kaliwa and Lupo Marino are expected to open by mid-November.


Entertainment:

  • The Anthem occupies the lower floors of The Channel at 950 Maine Avenue SW (map). The music venue is run by IMP, the team behind the 9:30 Club, and has a variable capacity of 2,500 to 6,000 people.
  • Pearl Street Warehouse is a live music venue that will primarily feature bluegrass and Americana artists. Food will also be served at the 300-person hall, which will be located on cobblestone pedestrian-friendly promenade Pearl Street. Another music hall on that street will be the 450 person-capacity Union Stage, a venue owned by the Jammin’ Java team and expected to open next month.
image


Public Spaces on the Wharf will eventually include the expanded Maine Avenue Fish Market, a mile-long pedestrian promenade, and amenities such as a free kayak and paddleboard launch, swings, seating and seasonal ice-skating area. In the meantime, the first phase opens with four piers, including the bifurcated Recreation Pier, with a fire feature called The Torch, swings and other seating; the District Pier, with access to the Wharf Jitney, electric-powered water taxis from the District Pier to Hains Point and East Potomac Park; and the 7th Street Pier, an extension of the 7th Street Park.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a_look_at_everything_that_will_be_open_at_the_wharf_by_next_week/13086

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!

Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Ballston
Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Clarendon
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Rosslyn
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
Shirlington
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
Huntington
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
Parkfairfax
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

See more Northern Virginia »

Maryland

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Annapolis
Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bethesda
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
Potomac
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
Wheaton
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Hyattsville
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

See more Maryland »

Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Bloomingdale
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
Brightwood
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
Burleith
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
Crestwood
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
Georgetown
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
Kalorama
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
Palisades
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Petworth
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
Shaw
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Takoma
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Tenleytown
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

See more Northwest DC »

Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

See more Southwest DC »

Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

Brookland
New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
Deanwood
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Eckington
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
Langdon
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
NoMa
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Rosedale
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
Trinidad
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Woodridge
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

See more Northeast DC »

Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Hillcrest
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

See more Southeast DC »

Upcoming Seminars ▾