DC Development on a Large Scale
Some development is so key, so broad in its scope and/ort so large-scale that significantly changes its neighborhood and the overall face of The District. Here are some projects sure to make a huge difference in Washington DC:
Hines-Urban Atlantic Walter Reed Project
The Parks at Walter Reed
The Parks at Walter Reed plans include:
- 90 townhouses and duplexes
- 502 condos
- 1,287 rental apartments
- The Benjamin O. Davis Senior Village, a full-service senior center with 182 homes, of which approx. 50 % of senior housing and and approx.. 20% of total housing will be designated affordable.
- Office spaces wrapping around a commerce & science center. MIT and GWU are target tenants
A Hyatt hotel with conference center and an arts complex are also planned.
The project is a 3.1M SF development.
Burnham Place at Union Station
3M SF mixed-use development built over the rail yards north of DC’s Union Station. Developers say the Barnham Place at Union Station will join the city’s central business district, Capitol Hill, and the emerging NoMa and H Street, NE neighborhoods. Burnham Place Site Plan Named for Union Station’s original architect Daniel Burnham, the project will incorporate a variety of public features. Planned are more than 1.5M SF of first-class office, 1300+ residential units (not yet designated as condominiums or rental units), 500+ hotel rooms and 100,000 SF of retail space. The project sits on 14 acres six blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Planned expansions and enhancements to Union Station: •Transformation of an existing rail yard and overpass into a commercial neighborhood •Creation of a grand plaza along H Street at the foot of a Train Hall, and an elevated “greenway” for walking, running, and biking which will provide a direct connection into the NoMa neighborhood •Multiple new pedestrian connections to and from the adjoining neighborhoods Developers say the design will show great sensitivity to historic resources and assets. Akridge, the Burnham Place developer, is responsible for such DC projects as Gallery Place, 700 Sixth Street and Half Street in SE, and is collaborating with Amtrak and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation for the Burnham Place project. Also involved in the Burham Place development project are: AECOM – industry-leading rail and transit engineers: Thornton Tomasetti – established structural engineer for over 50 years, HOK – lead architect for Amtrak’s Master Plan and Parsons Brinckerhoff – lead engineer for Amtrak’s Master Plan.
DC architect Shalom Baranes is the architect for Burnham Place. The project is in the planning stages. Links www.akridge.comAmtrak Union Station
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