It took 12 years to finalize plans for Reservation 13 (a.k.a. Hill East District Waterfront), and now it looks like the area's first mixed-use development may soon be approved by the Zoning Commission. UrbanTurf reported that Washington, D.C.-based Donatelli Development plans on constructing two mixed-use buildings on two parcels of land, one property with 91 residential units and the other with 253 residential units. Located at the Stadium-Armory Metro station, both structures will have retail and underground parking.
Currently, Reservation 13 is home to parking lots, the D.C. Jail, and the D.C. General Hospital. The plot of undeveloped land totals an immense 67 acres, and there are plans to transform the area into a bustling, mixed-use waterfront community. In March 2015, Curbed reported that the first phase is expected to break ground in 2016 and deliver in 2018. This phase will entail constructing 354 apartments (30 percent designated for affordable housing), up to 40,000-square-feet of retail, and approximately 222 parking spaces. Adjacent to the Stadium-Armory Metro station will also be a public village square.
· Donatelli Files Plans For 344-Unit Mixed-Use Project at Reservation 13 [UrbanTurf]
· 12 Years in the Making, Hill East's Transformation Starting [Curbed DC]