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11 D.C. developments to look forward to in 2017

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There were quite a few big developments that occurred in 2016 that are worth remembering, from the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture to the Walter Reed Campus land deal. As 2017 comes closer, though, it's finally time to anticipate the big and even beautiful projects expected to make their debut after years of construction and planning.

The projects were mapped in no particular order. If there was a development left off that you think should have been included, be sure to leave a comment.

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1. The Wharf's first residential and office building

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690 Water St SW
Washington, DC 20024

This year, the Southwest Waterfront's $2 billion, 3.2 million-square-foot Wharf project is expected to deliver its first residential building and office building by the fall of 2017. The residential building will scale 12 stories with 112 units and amenities that will include a rooftop pool and private elevators. The office building will be built on a pier, which is a first for the District. The 28,000-square-foot Class-A office building is designed to achieve LEED Gold Core and Shell certification. It will also include private covered outdoor terraces and a bicycle storage room. The developer of this project is Hoffman-Madison Waterfront.

Rendering courtesy of The Wharf

2. Kennedy Center expansion

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2700 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20566
(202) 416-8000
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Kennedy Center website

, the $100 million pavilions will house studios, rehearsal rooms, media-ready classrooms, a traditional lecture hall, cafe, and an outdoor wall for simulcast and video presentations. Architects will also plant 35 ginkgo trees to honor President John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President. Philanthropist David Rubenstein is partially funding the expansion with a $50 million donation.

Rendering via Steven Holl Architects

3. Hine School redevelopment

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Pennsylvania Ave SE & 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Since May 2015, construction has been underway in Capitol Hill for the redevelopment of the vacant Hine Junior High School. Once complete, developer Stanton-Eastbanc will have made 162 residential units, 61,000-square-feet of retail, 150,000-square-feet of office, and underground parking. For Eastern Market, there will also be an area for a flea market.

Image via Stanton-Eastbanc

4. Museum of the Bible

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409 3rd St SW
Washington, DC 20024

In November 2017, SmithGroupJJR's brand new museum is expected to debut, only three blocks away from the U.S. Capitol. It will span 430,000 square feet with eight floors and $42 million worth of high technology. There will be a roughly 500-seat performance hall as well as an Israeli street food restaurant headed by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray.

Rendering via SmithGroupJJR

5. The LINE Hotel

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Euclid St NW & Champlain St NW
Washington, DC 20009

In early 2017, Sydell Group's new 220-room hotel for Adams Morgan will come with two restaurants, a coffee shop, and an event space. Amenities will include an indoor pool and sauna. Originally, this hotel was a c. 1912-constructed church known as the First Church of Christ.

6. THEARC expansion

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1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
(202) 889-5901
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Expect roughly 92,000 square feet added to the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) by 2017. This cultural, education and social services center will finish its third phase next year with a black box theater, the Bishop Walker School for Boys and The Phillips Collection, an expanded clinic run by Children’s National Medical Center, and classrooms and administrative space for Appletree Institute for Education Innovation, Inc.

7. Camden NoMa second phase

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61 Pierce St NE
Washington, DC 20002

The first phase of the Camden NoMa project completed in 2013 with one 307,000-square-foot residential tower with 321 units on 60 L Street NE. In 2017, the second phase is expected to complete with a 14-story, 405-unit building totaling 375,000 square feet.

8. The Apollo

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600 H Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 470-1701
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On the site of the Apollo Theatre, this building will make its debut in 2017 with amenities like a gym, 24-hour concierge, and "lending library." There will be a total of 430 residential units as well as 70,000 square feet of retail and over 440 parking spaces. According to UrbanTurf, there will also be a Whole Foods Market. The developer behind this project is Insight Property Group.

9. Shaw's shipping container condos

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1512 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Travis Price, the same architect behind Brookland's shipping container condos, is behind this brand new Shaw project. Once complete by December 2017, it will feature four units, consisting of 12 shipping containers. Each unit will have a front-facing balcony, while the top-level unit will have a private rooftop deck.

Image via Travis Price Architects

10. Truxton Circle's $1M condos

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P St NW & 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Truxton Circle isn't known for its high-end residential units, but soon enough it might be. Developer Ditto Residential plans on completing multi-million dollar condos in the neighborhood next year. Each unit will have three bedrooms, roughly 2,250 square feet of space, and either a private rooftop deck or patio.

Rendering via Ditto Residential

11. National Building Museum's new summer installation

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401 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 272-2448
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For the past few years, the National Building Museum has created summer installations that have included a maze, mini golf, and a beach. This year, the installation will be created by Studio Gang, an architecture and urbanism practice based in Chicago and New York. The installation is expected to open to the public on July 4, 2017 and remain open until Labor Day 2017. There are no further details available yet on what the upcoming installation will entail.

1. The Wharf's first residential and office building

690 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Rendering courtesy of The Wharf

This year, the Southwest Waterfront's $2 billion, 3.2 million-square-foot Wharf project is expected to deliver its first residential building and office building by the fall of 2017. The residential building will scale 12 stories with 112 units and amenities that will include a rooftop pool and private elevators. The office building will be built on a pier, which is a first for the District. The 28,000-square-foot Class-A office building is designed to achieve LEED Gold Core and Shell certification. It will also include private covered outdoor terraces and a bicycle storage room. The developer of this project is Hoffman-Madison Waterfront.

690 Water St SW
Washington, DC 20024

2. Kennedy Center expansion

2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20566
Rendering via Steven Holl Architects
Kennedy Center website

, the $100 million pavilions will house studios, rehearsal rooms, media-ready classrooms, a traditional lecture hall, cafe, and an outdoor wall for simulcast and video presentations. Architects will also plant 35 ginkgo trees to honor President John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President. Philanthropist David Rubenstein is partially funding the expansion with a $50 million donation.

2700 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

3. Hine School redevelopment

Pennsylvania Ave SE & 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Image via Stanton-Eastbanc

Since May 2015, construction has been underway in Capitol Hill for the redevelopment of the vacant Hine Junior High School. Once complete, developer Stanton-Eastbanc will have made 162 residential units, 61,000-square-feet of retail, 150,000-square-feet of office, and underground parking. For Eastern Market, there will also be an area for a flea market.

Pennsylvania Ave SE & 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

4. Museum of the Bible

409 3rd St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Rendering via SmithGroupJJR

In November 2017, SmithGroupJJR's brand new museum is expected to debut, only three blocks away from the U.S. Capitol. It will span 430,000 square feet with eight floors and $42 million worth of high technology. There will be a roughly 500-seat performance hall as well as an Israeli street food restaurant headed by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray.

409 3rd St SW
Washington, DC 20024

5. The LINE Hotel

Euclid St NW & Champlain St NW, Washington, DC 20009

In early 2017, Sydell Group's new 220-room hotel for Adams Morgan will come with two restaurants, a coffee shop, and an event space. Amenities will include an indoor pool and sauna. Originally, this hotel was a c. 1912-constructed church known as the First Church of Christ.

Euclid St NW & Champlain St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. THEARC expansion

1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20020

Expect roughly 92,000 square feet added to the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) by 2017. This cultural, education and social services center will finish its third phase next year with a black box theater, the Bishop Walker School for Boys and The Phillips Collection, an expanded clinic run by Children’s National Medical Center, and classrooms and administrative space for Appletree Institute for Education Innovation, Inc.

1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20020

7. Camden NoMa second phase

61 Pierce St NE, Washington, DC 20002

The first phase of the Camden NoMa project completed in 2013 with one 307,000-square-foot residential tower with 321 units on 60 L Street NE. In 2017, the second phase is expected to complete with a 14-story, 405-unit building totaling 375,000 square feet.

61 Pierce St NE
Washington, DC 20002

8. The Apollo

600 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

On the site of the Apollo Theatre, this building will make its debut in 2017 with amenities like a gym, 24-hour concierge, and "lending library." There will be a total of 430 residential units as well as 70,000 square feet of retail and over 440 parking spaces. According to UrbanTurf, there will also be a Whole Foods Market. The developer behind this project is Insight Property Group.

600 H Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

9. Shaw's shipping container condos

1512 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Image via Travis Price Architects

Travis Price, the same architect behind Brookland's shipping container condos, is behind this brand new Shaw project. Once complete by December 2017, it will feature four units, consisting of 12 shipping containers. Each unit will have a front-facing balcony, while the top-level unit will have a private rooftop deck.

1512 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Truxton Circle's $1M condos

P St NW & 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Rendering via Ditto Residential

Truxton Circle isn't known for its high-end residential units, but soon enough it might be. Developer Ditto Residential plans on completing multi-million dollar condos in the neighborhood next year. Each unit will have three bedrooms, roughly 2,250 square feet of space, and either a private rooftop deck or patio.

P St NW & 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

11. National Building Museum's new summer installation

401 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

For the past few years, the National Building Museum has created summer installations that have included a maze, mini golf, and a beach. This year, the installation will be created by Studio Gang, an architecture and urbanism practice based in Chicago and New York. The installation is expected to open to the public on July 4, 2017 and remain open until Labor Day 2017. There are no further details available yet on what the upcoming installation will entail.

401 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001