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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_rundown_of_the_yards/10451
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