- Developer Brookfield Properties announced plans Tuesday for Phase ll of its 48-acre mixed-use development in the Southeast section of Washington, D.C.
- The second phase of The Yards includes 3.4 million square feet of new development across 10 buildings that will provide office, mixed-income residential offerings, restaurants, retail and public amenities, according to a release emailed to Construction Dive. Construction will take place over the next decade, the release said.
- It will also see the creation of Yards Place, a cobblestone main street that will run from the Navy Yard Metro station to the Anacostia River. This phase project will also connect the neighborhood with the one surrounding the Nationals Park baseball stadium.
Once completed, The Yards will be the largest waterfront development in the D.C. region, encompassing 48 acres, including 6 acres with water frontage. It will feature a total of 2 million square feet of office space, 400,000 square feet of shopping and dining space, 3,400 residential units, a Thompson hotel and 7.5 acres of public green space.
The project is just a few miles from another major mixed-used development that also recently announced plans for its second phase. Earlier this month Amazon unveiled plans for phase two of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington.
The second phase of the Amazon project includes the construction of four towers and surrounding amenities, including a 350-foot-tall glass structure adorned with trees and foliage native to the area. The building — the tallest on the campus — has been dubbed The Helix for its shape and design. The general contractor for the second phase, called PenPlace, is Baltimore-based Whiting-Turner. The project architect is Seattle-based NBBJ.
The other buildings will be three 22-story office spaces surrounded by smaller retail buildings, woodlands, an amphitheater, a dog run and large areas for bicycle parking.