What's Hot: DC's 14 Million-Dollar Neighborhoods in 2023 | What the New FHA Mortgage Fee Cut Will Mean For Buyers
Ping Pong, Shuffleboard and an Ice Rink: The Latest Plans for the Lawn at Walter Reed
As The Parks at Walter Reed development continues to gain momentum, the development team is returning to the Historic Preservation Office with modified concepts for the project's main plaza.
The Town Center, extending into the 66-acre campus from 7100 block of Georgia Avenue NW (map), will be the retail-lined recreational centerpiece of the development. When the Historic Preservation Review Board approved the plaza design last May, the boardmembers made several comments and requests for future review which spurred some changes from architects Hickok Cole and Oehme van Sweden.
story continues belowloading...
story continues above
In response to HPRB comments, the design team has submitted more detailed depictions of the kiosks and pergolas, incorporated markers and etchings to reference the site's history as an army medical campus, and has tweaked and refined other elements of the design, including:
- Creating more of a green buffer between Building O and the plaza;
- Making the Building P façade linear rather than staggered;
- Incorporating bioretention planting areas fronting Georgia Avenue on either side of the plaza entry;
- Simplifying the color and style of paving materials to make them more cohesive.
A pergola planned toward the west of the plaza will instead be a landscaped area with fire pits. With the new design, the pergolas will also have completely open roofs with the option of temporarily covering them if the weather demands. The glass enclosed kiosk/pavilion in front of Building O will have an elevator bay to the garage and an 800 square foot café or retail space with a green roof and a trellis covered seating and dining terrace.
story continues belowloading...
story continues above
The "Central Court" of the plaza will be for event programming, with enough space for food trucks and a 40-foot wide ice rink. An artificial lawn will abut a kid friendly water feature, and there will also be a play area created from varied topography. There will also be a natural lawn area with sculptural seating and electrical outlets for outdoor movies and the like, and near the fire pit area, an "entertainment zone" with ping pong and shuffleboard tables.
Building P is expected to deliver 60 traditional and co-living units and Building O is expected to deliver 90-100 condos, both above retail and restaurant space. The Hartley, at the center just past the plaza, is expected to break ground this year and will deliver 323 apartments above a grocery store and other retail.
The new designs will require sign off from Historic Preservation staff rather than a full hearing.
See other articles related to: hickok cole, historic preservation office, historic preservation review board, oehme van sweden, the parks at walter reed, walter reed
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-latest-plans-for-the-lawn-at-the-parks-at-walter-reed/15899.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
The 650,000 square-foot project, designed by Adjaye Associates and Hickok Cole, will ... read »
The largest development on the boards for the H Street Corridor is planned for a fami... read »
This week's Best New Listings includes a condo with a former life as a hotel entrance... read »
It is early in the year, but there are already a number of areas around DC where home... read »
Today, UrbanTurf is taking a look at the tax benefits associated with buying a home t... read »
The application to raze the infamous fast food location at New York and Florida Avenu... read »
While homeowners must typically appeal by April 1st, new owners can also appeal.... read »
At an ANC 4A meeting on Tuesday night, representatives from Whole Foods said that the... read »
The application has been filed for the American City Diner along Connecticut Avenue i... read »
As the neighborhood waits for highly-anticipated restaurants to open, and luxury home... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
- A First Look at the Five-Building Centerpiece of the St. Elizabeth's Redevelopment
- 200-Unit Apartment Project Planned For Autozone Site Along the H Street Corridor
- Best New Listings: A Hotel Entrance Turned Condo
- DC's 14 Million-Dollar Neighborhoods in 2023
- A Look At The Tax Benefits of Buying a Home Through a Trust
- The End is Here: Raze Permit Filed For Wendy's at Dave Thomas Circle
- How to Appeal Your DC Property Tax Assessment
- Whole Foods at Walter Reed To Open This Summer
- Raze Application May Spell The End For One of DC's Last Diner Buildings
- New Hotels, Mall Conversions And The 450 Units On The Boards For Georgetown
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro