ANC Supports Movie Theater, 600+ Residences For Navy Yard

  • September 10th 2013

by Shilpi Paul

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ANC Supports Movie Theater, 600+ Residences For Navy Yard: Figure 1
Courtesy of Forest City.

On Monday evening, ANC 6D voted unanimously to support the newest plan for the Navy Yard, a high-end movie theater and mixed-use development project with over 600 residential units.

Forest City, the master developer behind The Yards, has been communicating with the ANC and larger community about the project over the last year. Forest City attended the meeting to seek support in advance of their hearing with the Zoning Commission later this month.

In addition to a 16-screen movie theater, the three-block project, located just east of the ballpark at N Place SE and the future 1 1/2 Street SE (approximate map), calls for two apartment and retail buildings, which are currently going through a design review process. There will be a total of 600 apartments.

ANC 6D commissioner David Garber told UrbanTurf that the project will have many green elements, including a green roof and green exterior wall on the 1 1/2 Street side, as well as two electric car charging stations. Retail plans include a restaurant on the 5th and 6th floors of the building, overlooking the Anacostia River, as well as an arts-focused retail space facing N Place SE.

ANC Supports Movie Theater, 600+ Residences For Navy Yard: Figure 2
Same rendering, with wood rather than Corian.

Perhaps most exciting is the multiplex cinema. The developers are hoping to build a high-end movie theater, Garber said, with age restrictions after 7pm. Certain halls will be reserved for those 21 and older (to keep out teenagers, rather than to play “adult” films, said Garber). Additionally, patrons will be able to reserve specific seats and parking spaces.

Forest City presented two alternatives for an accent band that wraps the facade of the main building, and are deliberating between wood or white Corian accent panels. We’ve published both renderings, so check out which you prefer. Currently, DC Water occupies much of the site, and will be relocating eventually. For this reason, Garber believes it’s unlikely that any portion of the project would be complete before 2016.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/movie_theater_and_600_residences_headed_to_navy_yard/7535.

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