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280 Units, A Hotel and Plenty of Retail: Forest City Files Plans At The Yards

by Nena Perry-Brown

280 Units, A Hotel and Plenty of Retail: Forest City Files Plans At The Yards: Figure 1
A rendering of Parcel L.

On Tuesday, Forest City Washington filed the planned unit development for Parcel L2 at The Yards that could include 285 residences, a hotel and a good deal of retail. The 69,283 square-foot parcel is a block from the Anacostia Riverfront at Third and Water Street SE (map)

280 Units, A Hotel and Plenty of Retail: Forest City Files Plans At The Yards: Figure 2

Designed by Studios Architecture, the development team plans to construct a 110 foot-tall, U-shaped mixed-use building with up to 285 residential units atop roughly 18,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. A hotel with up to 210 rooms over 4,800 square feet of retail will be added to the northern portion of the site at a later date.

280 Units, A Hotel and Plenty of Retail: Forest City Files Plans At The Yards: Figure 3
An aerial view of the site plan

Both buildings will share two levels of underground parking totaling 270 spaces — at a site where no parking is required. There will also be 109 permanent and 24 temporary bicycle parking spaces.

280 Units, A Hotel and Plenty of Retail: Forest City Files Plans At The Yards: Figure 4

The building’s design, with a concrete skin at its outermost facade along Third and Water, is meant to evoke both the Foundry building and the industrial building which was on the site prior to being demolished. The remainder of the building will be glass and metal panels articulated in a stepped pattern.

The General Services Administration awarded master development rights of the 48-acre former Washington Navy Yard annex to Forest City Washington, which has overseen the multi-phase redevelopment of the site. Parcel L is one of the last development sites in the pipeline.

As UrbanTurf reported last month, construction is slated to begin next year if everything progresses as expected.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/first_look_at_parcel_l2_at_the_yards_280_units_a_hotel_and_plenty_of_reta/11463

1 Comment

  1. Nathaniel Martin said at 7:37 pm on Wednesday July 13, 2016:
    The stepped wing provides something that is very rare among recent buildings in DC--variations in height. I hope the architects and developers keep the stepped massing but find a way to add interest to the facades, which are currently rather dull.

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