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New Navy Yard apartment building near Nationals Park almost entirely leased

Market-rate units at the Harlow are renting for an average of nearly $3,000 a month

A cozy apartment building lobby with a flat-screen TV and furniture. Photo via the Harlow

The 179-unit apartment building at 1100 Second Place SE near Nationals Park is nearly entirely leased ahead of its expected grand opening on October 17, with as many as 20 apartments leasing a month during one stretch this year.

The 137 market-rate units at the project, dubbed the Harlow, are renting for an average of $2,917 a month. Six townhouse-style units are averaging just shy of $4,000 a month, per the Washington Business Journal’s Daniel J. Sernovitz. More than 95 percent of the building’s units are spoken for in total.

Brookfield Properties, Urban Atlantic, and the D.C. Housing Authority are behind the Harlow, which has been under construction since 2017. It came about in part through housing authority funding, a federal tax break, and foreign investment through the EB-5 program.

It’s also part of a much larger plan that Urban Atlantic launched more than 10 years ago to redevelop and revitalize 23 acres in the area. That wider project is supposed to add more than 1,600 residential units, 50,000 square feet of retail, and some 700,000 square feet of office space. The Harlow has 3,100 square feet of retail.

It also has amenities such as a rooftop pool and coworking spaces. The market-rate units, too, are designed to look no different from the affordable ones, per Sernovitz.