What's Next, and When, for The Wharf

  • April 6th 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

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The Wharf

Renderings courtesy of Interface Marketing. 

The second phase of The Wharf in DC broke ground just over a year ago, and its 1.25 million square feet of mixed-use development has mostly topped out already.

Joining the first phase of The Wharf along the Anacostia waterfront between the Washington Channel and Maine Avenue, from 6th to 11th Streets SW (map), the buildings will begin delivering on a rolling basis in 2022. With the new construction will also come 223 additional boat slips and a 1.5-acre park. Below, we catch up on what's in the pipeline.

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have compiled development updates for so far this year:

670 Maine

Addressed at 670 and 680 Maine Street SW (map), the buildings at Parcel 6 and Parcel 7 will deliver a total of over 500,000 square feet of office space above approximately 33,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The buildings are designed by SHoP Architects and WDG Architecture, and an "Oculus" glass bridge connecting the two decorates the porte-cochère below. Law firm Williams & Connolly LLP has signed on to relocate its headquarters here next year. 

Parcel 8

ODA designed the seesaw-style building at Parcel 8, planned to deliver 255 apartments and a 131-room Pendry hotel with spa above 10,000 square feet of retail. Amenities will include a second-floor courtyard with pool, and the building will also have a rooftop bar, restaurant, or lounge.


Sales will start this spring for the 96 condos at 601 Water Street SW (map). Each unit will have private outdoor space, and the unit mix will span from 700 square-foot one-bedrooms to 4,000 square-foot four-bedrooms, including some bi-level penthouses. Thomas Juul Hansen designed the interiors. The conical 12-story building is designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects and will also include 16,000 square feet of retail; it is expected to deliver in 2023.

Parcel 10

The Atlantic is slated to occupy the top two floors of the office building on Parcel 10 (map). Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the five-story building will also include 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 10,000 square feet of terrace space.

A pair of Water Buildings will house maritime services and will also add to the retail and restaurant space on the strip.

Now-split up architecture firm Hollwich Kushner designed this two-story building, expected solely to house a fine-dining restaurant with rooftop terrace. 

Water Building II will also stand at two stories, delivering 3,000 square feet of maritime services and 14,500 square feet of retail on the ground floor and a restaurant/bar above. As designed by S9 Architecture, the green roof of the building will double as a bridge to the landing below.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/whats-next-and-when-for-the-rest-of-the-wharf/18097.

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