A building permit was approved for the 3.5-acre Waterfront Park at The Wharf according to the Washington Business Journal. The park will be located to the south of the condo/church buildings under construction in the southeastern portion of The Wharf and was designed through a community charrette process. Even before official construction begins at the park, a copper beech tree has already been planted in the future park. The tree was moved there last October from the grounds of St. Augustine's Church to make way for demolition. Other park elements include plantings, pergolas, a water feature, play mounds, pathways, seating areas, an access road for the Harbor Patrol, and a plaza. The plaza will be named after DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton - the section of the park between the access road and the Wharf promenade.
Construction on Waterfront Park should begin later this year and should last about 11 months, with delivery scheduled sometime in 2016 after the new church/condo buildings are complete.
Rendering courtesy of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront