The 10 Developments in Southwest DC's Non-Wharf Pipeline

  • May 3rd 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

Over 1,500 units may deliver over the next two years in Southwest DC, even as thousands more are in the longer-term pipeline. Below, UrbanTurf revisits the neighborhood to see what's still on the boards in Southwest. If we missed a large development, shoot us an email at editor(at)urbanturf.com.

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have covered thus far this year:

45 Q Street

D.B. Lee Development has plans in the works to replace the auto repair shop at 45 Q Street SW (map) with an 11-story development with 60 apartments above 190 hotel rooms and a 3,700 square-foot market and café. Ten of the units will be affordable to households earning up to 60% of area median income (AMI), and the unit mix will span from studios to two-bedrooms with dens.

The ground floor will have folding garage-style window walls between sidewalk seating and the market. There would also be 41 long-term bicycle spaces and valet parking for at least 55 vehicles below-grade. Fillat + Architecture is the designer.


Last Stop Liquor Redevelopment

The family that has owned the Cap Liquor store across from Nationals Park (map) for more than two decades is planning to redevelop the site with a 10-story, 49-unit development. The project will incorporate the façade of the rowhouse at 1307 South Capitol Street SW, and will also include 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, 4,560 square feet of second-floor office space, and 17 long-term bicycle spaces. 

All of the units will be one- or two-bedrooms, and six of the units will be Inclusionary Zoning (IZ). Rich Markus Architects is the designer. 

J Coopers Row

The new development from Jefferson Apartment Group and Fortis at 1319 South Capitol Street SW (map) topped out a month ago. The unit mix at the 11-story, 312-unit development will span studios to three-bedrooms. The development is expected to deliver at the end of 2023. 

Twenty-four of the units will be IZ for households earning up to 60% of AMI. The development will also include 180 below-grade vehicular parking spaces and up to 107 bicycle spaces. Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect. 

South Capitol Street 7-Eleven

Construction is in the nascent stages at the former 7-Eleven site at M and South Capitol Street (map). JBG Smith is working on a 615-unit, two-phase development, starting with the south portion (249 units above over 23,000 square feet of retail). The development will also include 19 affordable units, including a three-bedroom; 299 below-grade parking spaces; and 130 long-term bicycle spaces. Gensler is the architect.

Greenleaf Gardens Redevelopment

Greenleaf District Partners, comprised of Pennrose, EYA, and Paramount Development, presented a new iteration of its plan to redevelop the 15-acre Greenleaf Gardens public housing community last year. The development will now deliver a total of 1,410 market-rate and affordable residential units among the handful of sites from First to Third Streets between Eye and N Streets SW (map), including 493 public housing replacement units.


Waterfront Station II

Construction is in the late stages at 1000 4th Street SW (map), where a 12-story, 449-unit development is scheduled to deliver by the end of the year. The Hoffman & Associates-led development will include a black box theater, an outpost of AppleTree Public Charter School, a restaurant by Good Company Doughnuts, and another 7,000 square feet of retail. About 136 of the units will be affordable, split between households earning up to 30% and 50% of AMI. 

The unit mix will span from studios to two-bedrooms and one-third of the units will have balconies averaging 150-200 square feet. The development will also include 19,000 square feet of amenity space, including over 2,200 square feet of co-working and meeting space and a rooftop pool deck. AHC Inc., CityPartners, and Paramount Development are also on the development team; Torti Gallas is the architect, Hickok Cole is the interior designer, and Michael Vergason is the landscape architect. 

Westminster Church Living

An approved redevelopment of Westminster Presbyterian Church at 400 Eye Street SW (map) will eventually deliver a 90 foot-tall building with 99 market-rate condos, 123 senior units, and 18,500 square feet of ground-floor space for the church. The senior units will be for households earning up to 50 and 60% of AMI until affordability covenants expire, at which point up to 20 units would remain affordable per IZ. The building would also include a below-grade parking level with 60 vehicular and 76 long-term bicycle spaces. Development partners include Bozzuto; KGD Architecture is the designer.

Portals IV

Republic Properties Corporation is looking to replace the surface parking lot beside the Bureau of Engraving & Printing's coal shaker facility at Maryland Avenue and D Street SW (map) with a 13-story, 353-unit building. The fourth Portals building would include a 2,500 square-foot public rooftop restaurant/bar, 237 parking spaces, and an indoor pool amenity. WDG Architecture is the designer.


446-Unit Conversion at The Portals

Meanwhile, Lowe Enterprises has big plans in the works for what was the first phase of The Portals. The developer plans to convert the 8-story office building at 1250 Maryland Avenue SW (map) into a 446-unit residential project. As part of the conversion, the building, designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, will be reskinned with a contemporary facade redesign and a three-story addition will be constructed with modest setbacks that are meant to balance the new design with the massing of surrounding buildings.

Cotton Annex Redevelopment

At the beginning of 2022, Douglas Development got zoning approval to shrink their plans to adapt and construct an addition to the historic Cotton Annex building (and former home of the Department of Agriculture) at 300 12th Street SW (map). Rather than 610 units, the 12-story project will deliver 564 larger units, including roughly 37,000 square feet of IZ. There will also be 1,552 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant space and 110 parking spaces. BKV Group is the architect.

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