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Hines, Urban Atlantic To Redevelop Walter Reed

by UrbanTurf Staff

Hines, Urban Atlantic To Redevelop Walter Reed: Figure 1
Walter Reed Army Medical Center

The team led by Hines and Urban Atlantic has been chosen by the city to redevelop Walter Reed Medical Center.

The winning team will act as master planner of the massive redevelopment project, which will include 3.1 million square feet of development, with housing, retail, and office space.

Hines, Urban Atlantic To Redevelop Walter Reed: Figure 2
Rendering of the Hines-Urban Atlantic plan.

The Hines-led proposal — “The Parks at Walter Reed” — includes 90 townhouses and duplexes, 502 condos and 1,287 rental apartments, along with a full-service senior center with 182 homes, called The Benjamin O. Davis Senior Village. Approximately 50 percent of the senior center homes will be held as affordable, and around 20 percent of the total housing units will be affordable as well.

The focus of their office sector will be a commerce and science center near the center of the site with M.I.T. and George Washington University as likely tenants. Other aspects of the plan include a Hyatt hotel and conference center, and an arts complex.

Hines, Urban Atlantic To Redevelop Walter Reed: Figure 3
Rendering of the Hines-Urban Atlantic plan.

Back in July when the competing teams presented their plans to the public, Hines-Urban Atlantic also spoke towards activating the site as soon as possible, by both turning over buildings that have already been allotted to specific users, like charter schools and So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.), and facilitating activities like a farmer’s market or outdoor movie area.

Much talk has been made of the possibility of a Wegman’s coming to the site, and NBC’s Scott MacFarlane reported Tuesday that the winning team will negotiate to bring the grocer to the site.

The Hines-led proposal was awarded the redevelopment over the competing bids from Roadside Development and Forest City Washington. The actual re-development of the site could be a ways down the road, as the city must wait on the approval of the plan from HUD and then acquire the land from the U.S. Army.

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7 Comments

  1. Melissa said at 6:54 pm on Tuesday November 5, 2013:
    Exciting! As a neighbor, this was the plan I liked the best. I still hope they can make Wegmansa part of it, though.
  1. Jeffrey Jackson said at 7:23 pm on Tuesday November 5, 2013:
    The only supermarket which would make the site a destination would be Wegmans. There is a Giant, 2 Safeways, the Silver Spring Whole foods, and the Adams Morgan Harris Teeter within a couple miles of the site. This might be the only opportunity the city will ever have to get a Wegmans....
  1. John said at 7:33 pm on Tuesday November 5, 2013:
    It's encouraging to see some progress on the site.
  1. Duponter said at 7:47 pm on Tuesday November 5, 2013:
    I think what the city really needs here is a Wal-Mart. Six just isn't enough! And let's let this one pay its employees in produce.
  1. Distrix said at 8:00 pm on Tuesday November 5, 2013:
    Of course the city would pick the most architecturally anodyne and least exciting of the three proposals. No Wegman's, cheap/bland construction (and that's just the renderings), a senior center, and a lot of underdeveloped land are really gonna be a huge draw for people to make the hike up there...
  1. Burd said at 8:44 pm on Tuesday November 5, 2013:
    @ Distrix "Of course the city would pick the most architecturally anodyne and least exciting of the three proposals. " Status quo. But I also think the City is just partial to Hines, which is also developing DC's other mega project, the even blander City Center.
  1. Anon said at 7:04 pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013:
    MIT? Very cool.

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