The 7 Big Residential Projects (And Conversions) In The Works For Southwest DC

  • April 4th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Even with two large apartment developments delivering last year, there are still a number of residential projects in the pipeline for Southwest DC. 

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 filed a raze application with DC recently 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. 


Last Stop Liquor Redevelopment

The family that has owned the Cap Liquor store across from Nationals Park (map) for more than two decades is working 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) has now delivered. The unit mix at the 11-story, 312-unit development spans from studios to three-bedrooms. 

Twenty-four of the units are IZ for households earning up to 60% of AMI. The development also includes 180 below-grade vehicular parking spaces and up to 107 bicycle spaces. Beyer Blinder Belle designed the building. 

South Capitol Street 7-Eleven

At the end of 2023, JBG Smith sold the former 7-Eleven site at M and South Capitol Street (map) to WC Smith, and the new owner plans to move forward with the approved residential project for the site. As approved, the new development would deliver 615 units across two phases, 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.

Waterfront Station II/The Westerly

The Westerly, a 12-story, 449-unit development at 1000 4th Street SW (map), delivered at the end of 2023. The Hoffman & Associates-led development includes 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 are affordable, split between households earning up to 30% and 50% of AMI. 

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.


421-Unit Conversion at The Portals

Earlier this year, Lowe Enterprises joined forces with London-based private equity firm Henderson Park to convert the 8-story office building at 1250 Maryland Avenue SW (map) into a 421-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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