District Wharf: Southwest Waterfront / Perkins Eastman

District Wharf: Southwest Waterfront

Washington, District of Columbia
District Wharf is a new mixed-use waterfront neighborhood being developed by Hoffman-Madison Waterfront as part of the District of Columbia’s transformative Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. The site is located on the historic Washington Channel along DC’s Southwest Waterfront and adjacent to the National Mall. District Wharf stretches across almost one mile of waterfront on 24 acres of land and more than 50 acres of waterfront, from the Municipal Fish Market to Fort McNair.

When complete, District Wharf will comprise approximately 3.2 million SF of new residential, office, retail, hotel, cultural and public uses including parks, promenades, waterfront piers, and docks. Our design approach was take this once neglected and largely sequestered section of the city and redevelop it into a timeless, sustainable, and flexible destination that will be used year round. District Wharf embodies a well established and time-tested approach to building cities, while also representing a new and innovative approach to building waterfronts.

The architectural character relies on a diversity of scales, utilizing stepped-back façades, a variety of complementary materials, and careful attention paid to the pedestrian experience. On The Wharf, a fully activated, mixed-use urban environment is extended right up to and beyond the water’s edge. This project will be among the first of its kind in the District to achieve LEED ND Gold. Phase 1 opened to the public on October 12, 2017. Phase 2 is slated for completion in 2021.
AIA|DC Chapter Design People's Choice Awards, Winning Project (2018)
AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards, Presidential Citation Award: Urban Catalyst (2018)
Commercial Property Executive Distinguished Achievement Awards, Best Development: Gold (2018)
Delta Associates Awards for Excellence, Best Washington/Baltimore Mixed-Use Apartment Community (The Channel) (2018)
International Property Awards, Best Mixed-Use Development, Washington, DC (2018)
AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards, Merit in Urban Design & Master Planning (2018)
Multifamily Executive (MFE) Awards, Best Reuse of Land, Grand (2018)
The Waterfront Center Excellence on the Waterfront Awards, Honor Award (2018)
Washington Business Journal, Best New Development (2018)
ULI Washington Trends Awards, Impact Award (2017)
Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), Charter Awards: Best Neighborhood Plan (2014)
City LabFinding the Untapped Potential of Alleys
Building Design + ConstructionCultural Centers: Community-Based Venues Can Be Catalysts for Downtown Renewal
Urban LandRegional Spotlight: Office and Mixed-Use Projects Drive Growth in U.S. Mid-Atlantic