DC's Best Imitation of Wrigleyville

  • December 22nd 2016

by UrbanTurf Staff

UrbanTurf usually stays away from publishing rankings or lists…except at the end of the year when we look back at what DC’s residential real estate scene had to offer during the previous 12 months. So, this week we are looking at not only the best but the most intriguing and peculiar things that came across our radar over the course of 2016. Enjoy.

Chicago’s Wrigleyville is known for the residential rooftops that offer views into the home of the Chicago Cubs, a distinct aspect of baseball culture in the Windy City. In 2016, UrbanTurf learned about a handful of new DC buildings that are hoping to offer tenants a similar experience. The four projects outlined below are in the works around Nationals Park, and will offer various vantage points of the diamond.

DC's Best Imitation of Wrigleyville: Figure 1
A rendering of the F1RST rooftop. Click to enlarge.


F1RST is a LEED Silver 325-unit rental project from the development team of Grosvenor Americas and McCaffrey Interests. Designed by Hickok Cole, the new development at First and N Street SE (map) will offer a vantage point looking down from left center field onto the infield of Nats Park for 50-100 people. The roof will also have an outdoor theater, a pool and a hot tub.

DC's Best Imitation of Wrigleyville: Figure 2
An apartment at 1244 South Capitol Street. Click to enlarge.

1244 South Capitol Street and West Half

JBG is constructing not one, but two new residential buildings that will offer varying views on game day.

1244 South Capitol Street will be a a 13-story, 296-unit project adjacent to Nats Park designed by Eric Colbert and Associates. The development will have stadium-style seating on the roof deck that will look into the park, and select apartments will also have varying views onto the field as well.

DC's Best Imitation of Wrigleyville: Figure 3
An aerial rendering of the proposed West Half development.

West Half, the ODA-designed companion building to 1244 South Capitol Street at Half and N Streets SE (map), will have 383,000 total square feet of residential space and 87,000 square feet of retail. The condo side of the project will have a tapered design, which will maximize the views for many units into the stadium. Like 1244 South Capitol, the rooftop for this development will offer provide views into the stadium as well.

DC's Best Imitation of Wrigleyville: Figure 4
A rendering of Half Street from inside Nats Park. Click to enlarge.

Half Street

Half Street is a 460,000 square-foot mixed-use project that will be located on Half Street SE across from Nationals Park, and developed in two phases. The Hord|Coplan|Macht-designed development will offer views of left field, infield and home plate from two rooftop decks and approximately 20 percent of the units facing Half and N Street.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcs_best_imitation_of_wrigleyville/12004.

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