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The Wharf (Southwest Waterfront) Phase 1

The Wharf

A remarkable, mile-long waterfront neighborhood is taking shape in Washington, D.C. The Wharf is a mixed-use waterfront opportunity, coming to life in the heart of the nation’s capital. Located within walking distance of major commerce, The Wharf is centrally situated on the Potomac River, along the historic Washington Channel, a short distance from beloved national monuments, The White House, The Capitol and Smithsonian Museums. The Wharf holds an unrivaled location, and an extraordinary vision for a new waterfront neighborhood, presenting what is truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity. With 27 acres of land at 50 acres of waterfront and an exciting, innovative vision, The Wharf is poised to become D.C.’s next great meeting place.

We envision active public spaces for outdoor activities, a clean and healthy river bustling with marine traffic, abundant retail catering to and fulfilling lifestyle needs, and great cultural and education landmarks. The benefits to the city of Washington are endless; here are some of the highlights:

Affordable Housing

  • 30% units of affordable housing
  • 50% affordable to households of 60% median income or less
  • 50% affordable to households of 30% median income or less

LSDBE Participation

  • 20% LSDBE beneficial ownership of the Master Development entity
  • 35% of all goods and services to be acquired from CBE sources with preferences given to Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8

First Source Hiring / Workforce Development

  • 1,000 new permanent service jobs
  • 650-1,000 construction jobs
  • 51% of new jobs created by the project to be filled by District residents
  • 30% of construction apprenticeship opportunities for D.C. residents residing east of the Anacostia River

Sustainable Construction

  • 1st LEED-Silver mixed-use project in the District – LEED-Gold Neighborhood Development pilot project
  • National model for waterfront development best practices

First DC neighborhood on the waterfront

  • Complimentary development to The Yards, Baseball District and the Waterfront Station
  • A unique destination that will appeal to residents and tourists alike

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