Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Second Stage PUD Submitted for NW Parcel at Waterfront Station


Last month, a second stage Planned Unit Development (PUD) was filed for the northwest parcel of Waterfront Station (or 1001 4th Street). As planned, the 11-story building will be U-shaped with a total of 365 rental apartment units – all of which will be market-rate, 223 parking spaces and 4,400 square feet of ground floor retail with space for two retailers. Perkins Eastman (the same master planner of The Wharf) has designed the building and it will be developed by Waterfront 1001 4th Street, LLC, a collaboration between Forest City Washington and Vornado/Charles E. Smith. A new, pedestrian-friendly private drive will border the north side of the parcel and will connect to Makemie Place. The main entrance to the building to be located at the northeast corner of 4th Street and the new private drive. The retail space will be located along 4th Street and access to the parking garage will be along Makemie Place.

View from Makemie Place.

There will be a mix of junior 1BR, 1BR, 1BR/Den, 2BR and 2BR/Den units within the project. In addition, 12 two-level townhouse units with 2BRs will be built with private entrances facing the new private drive and Makemie Place. On the ground level, there will be a 10,000 square-foot courtyard on the south end with a wood deck, benches, a central lawn area with a water feature and perhaps a fire pit. Additional amenities will include a club room, fitness center with yoga studio, a game room and an e-lounge. On the penthouse level there will be a community room, pool, pool deck and an additional roof deck. An extensive green roof is planned as well.

Planned retail along 4th Street.

The PUD application describes the exterior of 1001 4th Street as:
The facades of the building will be compatible with but distinctive from the existing office building to the south along 4th Street and the renovated residential buildings which are under construction.  Each façade responds not only to its neighbors, but also to solar orientation and to potential view corridors, in order to maximize daylight in the units and views from the unit, while controlling solar heat gain. Primary exterior materials will be masonry on the base of the building, masonry or terracotta panels on the upper floors of the building, punched windows/window wall, and glass balcony rails. Coloration will complement the adjacent buildings, with primary façade colors being in the orange-brown range, with dark grey masonry accents and silver-grey metal colors.
Main entrance to 1001 4th Street.

The developers are supposed to come before ANC 6D at February’s March's business meeting to seek support for their PUD before meeting with the Zoning Commission later this year. If approved, construction would begin in 2014.

Renderings courtesy of Waterfront 1001 4th Street, LLC


Anonymous said...

Very disappointing to see only 4400 sqft of retail space.

SWag said...

The lot looks small for a building and a private drive

Unknown said...

what happened to inclusionary zoning?

SWill said...

Stacy: The first stage PUD was approved before inclusionary zoning was in effect. 20% of the units at Sky House will be affordable and a portion of the units at the District-owned NE parcel will also be affordable.