The buzz around the Wharf in Washington, D.C. is Phase Two, which will add more than one million square feet of mixed-use space to the District Wharf. Recently announced, Balfour Beatty will be the general contractor for the new project. Phase Two will add a Marina, offices, hotel space, residential, retail, and open spaces, including parks and public gathering spots. The District Wharf Phase Two will add 255 apartments and 96 condominiums, in addition to 131 hotel rooms. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner, Councilmember Charles Allen, and the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team will hold a Phase Two groundbreaking ceremony March 30 that’s not to be missed.
The Wharf Marina will benefit to the tune of 223 new boat slips and a 1.5 acre park at the Marshall Park Landing. When it’s complete, the District Wharf will have built 3.2 million square feet of total new space and architecture. Perkins Eastman DC is the general architect for Phase Two, transitioning from its work on Phase One.
Williams & Connolly, a prominent law firm, has already signed on to anchor District Wharf Phase Two. The firm will move from its office on 12th Street, according to BisNow, to office space in the first stage of Phase Two in 2022. Phase Two parcels 6 and 7 will add 500,000 square feet of Class A office space and 33,000 square feet of retail space. Shop Architects and WDG Architecture were tapped for parcel 6 and 7, with the latter being the architect of record.
Parcel 8 will add 235 apartments, 131 hotel rooms and approximately 10,000 square feet of retail space. Parcel 8’s architect is ODA.
Shop is the architectural firm behind Midtown Center in D.C. WDG Architecture is fresh off Block 7 at Pike and Rose in North Bethesda, Md. and it also designed The Bower at The Yards D.C. ODA imagined the geometrical masterpiece of Merchants’ Wharf in Toronto and designed 416-420 Kent in New York City along the East River.
For more information about the Phase Two Grand Opening at 600 Water Street Southwest, navigate here.
Photo credit: District Wharf Phase Two, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront
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