Parcel O at The Yards
General ContractorClark Construction
The Yards is pushing boundaries through its redevelopment of 42-acres on the Capitol Riverfront. An adaptive reuse of land formerly belonging to the United States Navy for shipbuilding and ordinance production, its geography—and architecture—plays a central role in branding. The Yards’s identity as a trend setting development is created and reinforced by its location on the northern bank of the Anacostia River. Industrial-inspired residential and office buildings are anchored by vibrant retail and dining, including fitness centers, boutique shops and local restaurants. A large public park on the waterfront is a green community hub and the result of a successful public-private partnership. It features a riverfront boardwalk, dog-friendly open areas and civic art. The pre-certified LEED-Gold Neighborhood encourages sustainability through proximity to Metro, three Capital Bikeshare stations, and well-programed landscapes. The Yards is a new mixed-use redevelopment in Washington’s Capitol Riverfront, and is transforming a disused industrial center into an urban destination. Situated on 42-acres in a designated historic zone, contextually-sensitive new construction finds authenticity amidst preserved and reused historic structures. Totaling 5.5 million-sf, residential, office and retail uses will provide the infrastructure for a burgeoning waterfront live-work-play environment on the threshold of DC’s redevelopment boundaries. At The Yards, architecture is an expression of a hip, branded lifestyle. A self-professed home to trendsetters and a young urbanites thirsty for unique experiences, the development is anchored by the requisite components—a live-music venue, restaurants, an artsy public park, and boutique shopping. Parcel O-2 provides more than 6,000-sf of retail space along the bases of its two 10-story residential towers. A public courtyard and indoor private amenity spaces link the towers at ground-level. The courtyard creates a hidden urban oasis while allowing views from the adjacent Parcel O-1. At the rooftop level, green roofs and an amenity terrace provide 360° city views.