A Church, a Park and 109 Condos at The Wharf

by Shilpi Paul

A Church, a Park and 109 Condos at The Wharf: Figure 1
Rendering of St. Augustine’s Church

At Monday night’s ANC 6D meeting, developers discussed plans for several sections of The Wharf, including a new 109-unit condo project, a redeveloped building for St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, and Waterfront Park.

St. Augustine’s, at the corner of 6th Street and Maine Avenue SW (map), is currently a slightly-run-down, 1960s-style building; the architecture firm MTFA has designed a two-story, modern, glassy revision of the church that will be developed during Phase 1 of the massive redevelopment of the Southwest Waterfront.

A 109-unit, four-story condo project is also going up alongside the new church. The development will have a green roof and several units will have private terraces looking out at the water. There will be 93 total parking spaces — 85 for condo residents and seven for the church. According to Hoffman-Madison, the developers behind the $2 billion project, the plans have already been approved by the Commission of Fine Arts, and they are hoping for an early 2013 groundbreaking.

A Church, a Park and 109 Condos at The Wharf: Figure 2
Rendering of the new condos

Waterfront Park, a 3.5 acre park on the eastern end of the site, was also discussed at the meeting. The park will have a circular lawn surrounded by a pergola, a bocce ball court, and various sitting areas.

Hoffman-Madison is in the midst of several meetings with the Zoning Commission this month. ANC 6D Commissioner Andy Litsky reminded the community that the meetings are open to any interested residents, and that detailed plans for The Wharf are available at the Southwest branch of the library. The PUD can also be found here.

Last month, the ANC decided not to support the PUD until issues surrounding the live-aboards of the Gangplank Marina have been sorted out. There will be a special meeting of the ANC on Wednesday, July 25th to reconsider the vote.

A Church, a Park and 109 Condos at The Wharf: Figure 3
Rendering of Waterfront Park

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  1. David Garber said at 2:00 pm on Tuesday July 10, 2012:
    That's an old rendering of the church. Will try to get you the newest version.
  1. Mark Wellborn said at 2:12 pm on Tuesday July 10, 2012:
    Thanks, David.
  1. Mary said at 6:59 pm on Tuesday July 10, 2012:
    Any word yet on the timeline to completion for the park? I know it's supposed to be part of the first phase of development, but I was wondering if there was any info more precise than that. As a resident it's almost the part of the Wharf development I'm most excited about!
  1. Shilpi Paul said at 8:27 pm on Tuesday July 10, 2012:
    Hi Mary, Thanks for the comment. Construction on Waterfront Park is supposed to start next year and be complete by 2015. Shilpi
  1. Mary said at 9:53 pm on Tuesday July 10, 2012:
    Thanks for the info! Thinking about it, I just realized that, in addition to the river, the park will have a nice view of the rather pretty Thomas Law House. http://www.georgewashingtonwired.org/2011/05/09/washingtons-d-c-thomas-law-house/ And, by the same token, the Law house will have a nicer view, across park to the river, once the tour buses and that parking lot are gone. That will be a pretty spot in the nieghborhood, I think. Though I wish I didn't have to wait 'til 2015 for it!

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