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Navy Yard Parking Lot May Be Replaced by 270-Unit Mixed-Use Project

If approved, Parcel L will also include a hotel and below-grade garage

Once again, Washington, D.C.-based developer Forest City Washington is making moves to construct another mixed-use development in Navy Yard. The developer plans on redeveloping a surface parking lot at Parcel L, which is bounded by Tingey Street SE on the north, 3rd Street SE on the east, Water Street SE on the south, and 2nd Street SE on the west.

According to the applicant’s statement filed with the D.C. Zoning Commission, the plan is for a hotel on the northern third of the property and a roughly 270-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail on the southern two-thirds of the property. There will also be approximately 270 underground parking spaces across two levels. The entire project will be 10 stories.

There will be approximately 17,320 square feet of gross floor area for retail uses on the ground floor. For residential uses on the upper floors, there will be approximately 292,475 square feet of gross floor area. 20 percent of the residential units, or around 55 units, will be designated for households earning up to 50 percent of the area median income.

In order to fit in with the neighborhood, the design of the project is meant to recall the now-demolished Building 159, which once stood on the property, according to the applicant’s statement. From the north and west, the facade will feature a concrete frame. From the south and east, the facade will be more contemporary with glass and metal skin. One of the building’s two wings will also be "eroded" down to a series of terraces.

JDLand reported that construction is expected to begin by 2018. There are no reports yet on what the prices on the residential units will be.