At the moment, Washington, D.C.’s Poplar Point is largely unused save for a few facilities managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Park Police. Newly revised plans, though, are set to totally revitalize the area with up to 700 residential units, 1.6 million square feet of office, and roughly 50,000 square feet of retail planned.
The site is situated along Howard Road SE between I-295 and South Capitol Street SE with additional plans for 930 parking spaces and 541 bicycle spaces in a below-grade garage.
UrbanTurf reported that developer Redbrick Partners and architect HOK have submitted revised designs for the massive Poplar Point proposal. This revision allows for ground-floor retail, more setbacks to the residential buildings, a redesigned bridge that will connect the buildings, and fewer rooftop architectural flourishes. UrbanTurf further reported that a “glass wall” was removed from the roofline of the office buildings.
There are no reports yet on the expected timeline of the project.
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