D.C. Water is planning on moving near Nationals Park, adjacent to the Anacostia River and historic O Street Pumping Station. Washington Business Journal reported that the utility submitted plans with the D.C. Zoning Commission for a new 167,180-square-foot headquarters that will cost $55 million. The current D.C. Water headquarters is located at Blue Plains and, according to the application, is overcrowded. As the utility's "most sustainable construction project ever," the new headquarters is expected to save D.C. Water $2 million per year in operations and maintenance expenses. The project's renderings reveal a glassy, wavy structure with an aluminum curtain wall and a "variegated green rainscreen panel system," according to the Washington Business Journal. The development will also include an entry court, interactive exhibit space, boardwalk, and eco-friendly features like a pump station that will use wastewater for heat recovery.
Here are two proposed renderings for the new D.C. Water headquarters:
· D.C. Water proposes new headquarters near Nationals Park [Washington Business Journal]