Washington, D.C. might get another new mixed-use project inspired by New York City's Meatpacking District. Washington Business Journal reported that The JBG Cos. and The Boundary Cos. plan on constructing a project, dubbed Eckington Yards, that will feature four connected buildings on a 3.1-acre site.
Across these buildings, there will be a total of 695 residential units and up to 77,184 square feet of retail. Washington Business Journal further reported that the developer will target distilleries, textile makers, and sculptors for usage of the 1,200- to 8,000-square-foot retail spaces. There are no reports yet on whether or not the residential units will be apartments or condos or what the price range will be.
Amenities planned for the project include green roofs with pools and a 331-space below-grade parking garage with an additional 237 bicycle parking spaces. A promenade with a central plaza will also extend throughout the project.
Bounded by Q Street NE, Eckington Place NE, and Harry Thomas Way NE, the site currently houses multiple surface parking lots and small commercial buildings.
• 695 units and maker spaces: The mammoth plan for Eckington [Washington Business Journal]