Updates on Wharf in ANC 6D

Developers Are Requesting PUDs for the Final Phase

(Photo: Wharf DC)

Representatives of The Wharf gave a quarterly update on the project’s process.

On Feb. 24 they filed their intention to submit PUDs for the remainder of the project involving Parcels 6 through 10. Parcels 6 and 7, joined on the second floor, involve more than a half million square feet of retail. Parcel 8 will combine a hotel and mixed-income residential development. Parcel 9 will be the site of condos. Parcel 10 will be a boutique office building. Three waterside buildings will be 12,000 square feet, 16,000 square feet respectively. There will be a new marina with a floating dock. These buildings will house services for the live-aboard community. The representatives expect to have a meeting with the Office of Planning in mid-May. They will seek ANC support in June and July. In September, they expect

Phase 1, they reported, is proceeding on plan for an Oct. 12 opening. Nearly all the buildings have been skinned. Maine Avenue will soon return to normal. Bozzuto has been selected as the property manager of The Channel and Incanto residential communities because of its experience with mixed-income buildings. They are planning a marketing campaign to lease the affordable units through a housing lottery planned for June.

The Hilton Canopy and Hyatt House are well on the way to completion. Parcel 1, 1000 Maine Ave., and the Fish Market will be completed before the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival.

The first phase involves securing 23 liquor licenses for new Wharf businesses. Two are complete. Six are pending. Chair Litsky admonished the representatives to get moving on the remainder given the commission’s August recess.

Moffatt pointed out that the parking on Maine Avenue next to the Fish Market has resulted in substantial weekend traffic snarls. Five off-duty police officers have been employed to write tickets, the representatives responded. Also, they are discouraging employees from parking in the customer lot. Litsky asked them to pressure the DC Department of Public Works to increase ticketing as well. The Wharf will also soon announce the dates for employment fairs.