A Rundown of The Yards

  • October 14, 2015

by UrbanTurf Staff

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 1
An aerial rendering of The Yards. Click to enlarge.

UrbanTurf has looked at the development on tap for a number of neighborhoods around the city over the last two years, but one area of development has yet to be covered.

The Yards is a 42-acre development from Forest City that is being constructed along the banks of the Anacostia River near Nationals Park. When complete, The Yards will consist of approximately 25 buildings with 1.8 million square feet of office space, 3,400 residential units, 400,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, and six acres of park land and green space.

While full buildout will likely take at least another ten years, Forest City is one the verge of completing the fifth building for the site. Below is a rundown of completed projects at The Yards, as well as some that are on the boards.

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 2

The Boilermaker Shops

The renovation of a former naval industrial building at 300 Tingey Street SE (map), The Boilermaker Shops opened in 2012 and consists of an array of shops, restaurants and office space. The retail includes Bluejacket Brewery, Buzz Bakery, 100 Montaditos, Unleashed by Petco, Nando’s Peri-Peri, Wells Dry Cleaners, GNC, Willie’s Brew and Que, Hugh & Crye, and Pacers.

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 3


Twelve12 is a 218-unit apartment development that opened its doors in mid-2014. The project at 1212 4th Street SE (map) is anchored by a Harris Teeter and a Vida Fitness. Other retail include Sweetgreen and TaKorean. The development is currently 90 percent leased up.

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 4

The Foundry Lofts

One of the first projects to deliver at The Yards, Foundry Lofts (map) consists of 170 loft apartments with street-level retail including Potbelly, Kruba Thai & Sushi and EVO Furniture Gallery. Building amenities include a fitness center and a terrace with an outdoor fireplace. The penthouse units come with sizable outdoor terraces.

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 5

The Lumber Shed

The Lumber Shed is a redeveloped industrial building at 301 Water Street SE (map) that houses the Forest City offices as well as a number of restaurants, including Osteria Morini, Agua 301, Due South and Ice Cream Jubilee.

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 6


A 327-unit, 11-story residential development at 1331 4th Street SE (map), Arris will feature large units and high-end amenities when it opens next year. The project, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, will include 19,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space. The first retail tenant to sign on for the space is Philz Coffee.

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 7

Parcel O

Forest City and P.N. Hoffman will begin construction of a new residential development on the site of the Trapeze School next spring. The project will consist of two buildings — one with 191 apartments and one with 138 condos. The new project will be located at the corner of 4th and Tingey Street SE (map).

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 8

Showplace Icon Theater

A 16-screen movie theater will start construction next year with a planned completion date of 2018. The Showplace Icon will be located just to the east of Nationals Park (map). Like most new movie theaters, the Showplace Icon will be on the high-end side with recliner seats and reserved seating, as well as a lounge area with a full bar.

A Rundown of The Yards: Figure 9

Yards Park

Completed in 2010, Yards Park consists of park space, the canal basin, water features, a pedestrian bridge and boardwalk, and terraced lawn spaces. For five years, it has been one of the biggest attractions in The Yards development.

A Few Other Recent Developments

  • Construction on a 50-slip marina is scheduled to begin this month.
  • District Winery will open in a 16,000 square-foot space in a new building near the Lumber Shed. Plans are for the winery to be open by 2017.

The Yards

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