Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.
Washington, D.C.’s largest project under construction, the first phase of The Wharf, finally completed, and there’s still much more to expect for the future.
The first phase of the mile-long, $2.5 billion Southwest Waterfront project brought three hotels, a condo building, two apartment buildings, three music venues, a brand new water taxi service, and 10 acres of green space. A variety of new retailers and restaurants, such as Politics & Prose, also opened new locations.
With the second phase expected to begin groundbreaking by mid-2018, there’s still more to be prepared for. With 11 architects in tow, the second phase of the project will total 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use space, including retail, residential, marina, and park space.
Perkins Eastman serves as the master planner and master architect for The Wharf and is expected to be the horizontal architect for all Phase 2 infrastructure and underground parking.
On Parcels 6 and 7, SHoP Architects and WDG Architecture will design two office towers with ground-floor retail.
For Parcel 8, ODA will construct a mixed-income, multi-family apartment building with hotel rooms and 26,000 square feet of retail. UrbanTurf reported that there will be a total of 235 units and 116 hotel rooms. [UPDATE: New modifications to the project show that there will be a rooftop restaurant and bar, according to UrbanTurf.]
Parcel 9 will feature an 82-unit condo building with over 16,000 square feet of retail, designed by Rafael Viñoly, an internationally renowned architectural firm.
Hollwich Kushner will also design a 13,400-square-foot building along the pedestrian waterfront promenade. Dubbed the Wharf Marina, the building will entail retail and amenity spaces with an accessible rooftop deck that will boast views of the Potomac River.
New York City-based Morris Adjmi Architects will work on Parcel 10 to create a commercial office building with ground-floor retail. [UPDATE: UrbanTurf reports that the project has been modified so that the corner of the building is lopped off to provide more separation from it and the condo building at 525 Water. For a revised rendering, be sure to check out UrbanTurf.]
An outdoor space, called M Street Landing, will connect the waterfront to the Arena Stage, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. [UPDATE: According to UrbanTurf, five trees and a planted wall have been added to the site plan.]
Live-aboard marina services will be headed by STUDIOS Architecture.
According to UrbanTurf, the project will go before the Zoning Commission next month.
• Exclusive: A New Look for Phase Two of The Wharf [UrbanTurf]
• The Wharf developers assemble high-profile design team for next phase [Washington Business Journal]