Work on 50-Boat Marina at Yards Park Now Underway

From The District Source

Work on the new 50-slip marina for the Yards Park on the Anacostia River is slated to begin on site this month, Forest City Washington announced Monday. The marina, designed by Moffatt & Nichol, will include space for both short-term and long term slip usage for boats as large as 125 feet in length.

Bellingham Marine began component fabrication offsite several months ago. The on-site work will create a new marina stretching from the Washington Navy Yard at the eastern edge to the beginning of the Yard’s award-winning pedestrian bridge at the western edge.

“The development of the marina will put The Yards more in touch with one of its best assets—the river,” said Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington, in a prepared statement.

Half of the 50 slips will be for short-term usage of fewer than 10 days and the other half will accommodate long-term users. Most of the boats will be smaller in size, up to about 60feet long, though the marina could make room for a few large 125-foot boats.

The marina will also include a water taxi dock, a paddler dock for kayakers and an education dock for use with river-focused experiential instruction, according to a press release.

In addition to the Yards marina on the Capitol Riverfront in Southeast D.C., Moffatt & Nichol is working on the waterside elements for the massive nearby Wharf development on the Southwest waterfront. 

The marina should be ready for use by spring 2016.

 

This story was first published in The District Source


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