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D.C.'s 10 largest residential developments under construction

The city’s built environment is transforming with these megaprojects

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Washington, D.C. is changing, and it's changing quickly. The city continues to grow in population and incorporate dense developments like The Wharf and Capitol Crossing. This isn’t your grandparents’ D.C. (it’s not even your parents’ one).

In order to keep up with all of the construction cranes, the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership compiled the city's top 10 residential projects, based on number of housing units. Expected completion dates are also included, with some projects set to deliver as soon as 2020. That’s welcome news for the D.C. area’s housing crunch and those hoping for a more dynamic city.

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1. City Ridge

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3900 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20016

Developer: Roadside Development / North America Sekisui House

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 687

Expected delivery: 2022

Estimated value: $700 million

The skinny: Located at the former Fannie Mae headquarters site, this historic-preservation project will provide over 1 million square feet of mixed-use development, including a highly anticipated Wegman’s. In sum, the site will have nine buildings, 194,000 square feet of retail, and 170,000 square feet of office.

A rendering of a planned development seen from above. It is built around a historic Colonial building. There is open space on a front lawn. Roadside Development / North America Sekisui House

2. Eckington Yard

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1625 Eckington Pl NE
Washington, DC 20002

Developer: JBG Smith

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 681

Expected delivery: 2021

Estimated value: $265 million

The skinny: In Eckington, this development will have public space and up to 80,000 square feet of retail. It will include four residential buildings and be located about a 10-minute walk from the NoMa–Gallaudet University Metro station.

A rendering of a mixed-use development, six stories tall. Public space bisects the buildings. JBG Smith

3. The Gantry

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300 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Developer: Kettler / Carmel Partners

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 550

Expected delivery: 2021

Estimated value: N/A

The skinny: In Union Market, this luxury project will offer retail and restaurants just a 10-minute walk from the NoMa Metro station. The Union Market building and Gallaudet University are also near the site.

A rendering of a planned development, about 10-stories tall. There is a modern sculpture out front. Kettler / Carmel Partners

4. Bryant Street (Phase I)

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680 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Developer: MRP Realty / FRP Development Corp.

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 487

Expected delivery: 2021

Estimated value: N/A

The skinny: On a 13-acre site near the Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood Metro station, a former shopping center is being transformed into a massive mixed-use development that will ultimately feature as many as 1,600 units and 275,000 square feet of retail. The first phase will include more than a fourth of those residential units, plus a nine-screen Alamo Draft Cinema and roughly 40,000 square feet of other retail.

A rendering of a seven-story planned development with public space, retail, and residences. MRP Realty / FRP Development Corp.

5. Riverpoint

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2100 2nd St SW
Washington, DC 20593

Developer: Akridge / Western Development Corp. / Jefferson Apartment Group / Orr Partners

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 481

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: $220 million

The skinny: On the waterfront in Buzzard Point, this mixed-use project is redeveloping the former U.S. Coast Guard headquarters into nearly 500 apartments and 70,000 square feet of retail. The project will feature piers and an extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.

A rendering of a planned waterfront development project with ground-floor retail and residential towers. Akridge / Western Development Corp. / Jefferson Apartment Group / Orr Partners

6. West Half

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1201 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Developer: JBG Smith

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 465

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: $228 million

The skinny: Just down the block from the Navy Yard–Ballpark Metro station and Nationals Park, this 11-story building will feature terraces facing the stadium and 42,000 square feet of retail, including Atlas Brew Works, Compass Coffee, and Union Kitchen. The Anacostia Waterfront and Yards Park are within walking distance.

A rendering of a tiered residential and retail building with outdoor terraces. JBG Smith

7. 1900 Half Street

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1900 Half St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Developer: Douglas Development Corp.

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 453

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: $190 million

The skinny: On the Anacostia Waterfront in Buzzard Point, this project involves redeveloping an existing office building into luxury apartments and more than 15,600 square feet of retail. There will be a rooftop infinity pool and two elevated courtyards. The site will also be accessible to a promenade along the river.

A rendering of a three-part residential and retail development along a waterfront area. Douglas Development Corp.

8. The Wren

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965 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Developer: MRP Realty / JBG Smith / Ellis Development Group

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 433

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: $153 million

The skinny: Anchored by a 46,000-square-foot Whole Foods, this planned development near the U Street NW corridor will feature over 400 apartments and will be located a five-minute walk from the neighborhood’s Metro stop. The project will have an interior courtyard, a rooftop pool, and a bridge connecting different wings of the development.

A rendering of a planned development with a bridge connecting two buildings. MRP Realty / JBG Smith / Ellis Development Group

9. AVEC

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901 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Developer: Rappaport / WC Smith / Lustine Realty Company

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 419

Expected delivery: 2019

Estimated value: $200 million

The skinny: Right on H Street NE, this two-block project with over 400 units and 53,00 square feet of retail will boast eight stories of glassy facades and be accessible to the D.C. Streetcar. Union Station is about a 15-minute walk away and there are restaurants all along H Street NE.

A rendering of a corner development with eight stories of apartments and retail. There is a restaurant on the ground floor. Rappaport / WC Smith / Lustine Realty Company

10. Crossing DC

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949 First St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Developer: Tishman Speyer

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 418

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: N/A

The skinny: This development in Capitol Riverfront is just a few blocks from the Navy Yard–Ballpark Metro station and is walkable to the U.S. Capitol. It will have housing and retail on what used to be a largely vacant lot.

Tishman Speyer A logo for “DC Crossing” on a navy blue background.

1. City Ridge

3900 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016
A rendering of a planned development seen from above. It is built around a historic Colonial building. There is open space on a front lawn. Roadside Development / North America Sekisui House

Developer: Roadside Development / North America Sekisui House

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 687

Expected delivery: 2022

Estimated value: $700 million

The skinny: Located at the former Fannie Mae headquarters site, this historic-preservation project will provide over 1 million square feet of mixed-use development, including a highly anticipated Wegman’s. In sum, the site will have nine buildings, 194,000 square feet of retail, and 170,000 square feet of office.

3900 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20016

2. Eckington Yard

1625 Eckington Pl NE, Washington, DC 20002
A rendering of a mixed-use development, six stories tall. Public space bisects the buildings. JBG Smith

Developer: JBG Smith

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 681

Expected delivery: 2021

Estimated value: $265 million

The skinny: In Eckington, this development will have public space and up to 80,000 square feet of retail. It will include four residential buildings and be located about a 10-minute walk from the NoMa–Gallaudet University Metro station.

1625 Eckington Pl NE
Washington, DC 20002

3. The Gantry

300 Morse St NE, Washington, DC 20002
A rendering of a planned development, about 10-stories tall. There is a modern sculpture out front. Kettler / Carmel Partners

Developer: Kettler / Carmel Partners

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 550

Expected delivery: 2021

Estimated value: N/A

The skinny: In Union Market, this luxury project will offer retail and restaurants just a 10-minute walk from the NoMa Metro station. The Union Market building and Gallaudet University are also near the site.

300 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002

4. Bryant Street (Phase I)

680 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
A rendering of a seven-story planned development with public space, retail, and residences. MRP Realty / FRP Development Corp.

Developer: MRP Realty / FRP Development Corp.

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 487

Expected delivery: 2021

Estimated value: N/A

The skinny: On a 13-acre site near the Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood Metro station, a former shopping center is being transformed into a massive mixed-use development that will ultimately feature as many as 1,600 units and 275,000 square feet of retail. The first phase will include more than a fourth of those residential units, plus a nine-screen Alamo Draft Cinema and roughly 40,000 square feet of other retail.

680 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

5. Riverpoint

2100 2nd St SW, Washington, DC 20593
A rendering of a planned waterfront development project with ground-floor retail and residential towers. Akridge / Western Development Corp. / Jefferson Apartment Group / Orr Partners

Developer: Akridge / Western Development Corp. / Jefferson Apartment Group / Orr Partners

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 481

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: $220 million

The skinny: On the waterfront in Buzzard Point, this mixed-use project is redeveloping the former U.S. Coast Guard headquarters into nearly 500 apartments and 70,000 square feet of retail. The project will feature piers and an extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.

2100 2nd St SW
Washington, DC 20593

6. West Half

1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003
A rendering of a tiered residential and retail building with outdoor terraces. JBG Smith

Developer: JBG Smith

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 465

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: $228 million

The skinny: Just down the block from the Navy Yard–Ballpark Metro station and Nationals Park, this 11-story building will feature terraces facing the stadium and 42,000 square feet of retail, including Atlas Brew Works, Compass Coffee, and Union Kitchen. The Anacostia Waterfront and Yards Park are within walking distance.

1201 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20003

7. 1900 Half Street

1900 Half St SW, Washington, DC 20024
A rendering of a three-part residential and retail development along a waterfront area. Douglas Development Corp.

Developer: Douglas Development Corp.

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 453

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: $190 million

The skinny: On the Anacostia Waterfront in Buzzard Point, this project involves redeveloping an existing office building into luxury apartments and more than 15,600 square feet of retail. There will be a rooftop infinity pool and two elevated courtyards. The site will also be accessible to a promenade along the river.

1900 Half St SW
Washington, DC 20024

8. The Wren

965 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
A rendering of a planned development with a bridge connecting two buildings. MRP Realty / JBG Smith / Ellis Development Group

Developer: MRP Realty / JBG Smith / Ellis Development Group

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 433

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: $153 million

The skinny: Anchored by a 46,000-square-foot Whole Foods, this planned development near the U Street NW corridor will feature over 400 apartments and will be located a five-minute walk from the neighborhood’s Metro stop. The project will have an interior courtyard, a rooftop pool, and a bridge connecting different wings of the development.

965 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. AVEC

901 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
A rendering of a corner development with eight stories of apartments and retail. There is a restaurant on the ground floor. Rappaport / WC Smith / Lustine Realty Company

Developer: Rappaport / WC Smith / Lustine Realty Company

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 419

Expected delivery: 2019

Estimated value: $200 million

The skinny: Right on H Street NE, this two-block project with over 400 units and 53,00 square feet of retail will boast eight stories of glassy facades and be accessible to the D.C. Streetcar. Union Station is about a 15-minute walk away and there are restaurants all along H Street NE.

901 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

10. Crossing DC

949 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Tishman Speyer A logo for “DC Crossing” on a navy blue background.

Developer: Tishman Speyer

Type: Mixed-use

Number of units: 418

Expected delivery: 2020

Estimated value: N/A

The skinny: This development in Capitol Riverfront is just a few blocks from the Navy Yard–Ballpark Metro station and is walkable to the U.S. Capitol. It will have housing and retail on what used to be a largely vacant lot.

949 First St SE
Washington, DC 20003