District Wharf

Southwest Waterfront Redevelopment Washington, DC

A nearly mile long transformation of Washington, DC's waterfront facing the Washington Channel.

Project Description

Mixed-use, mixed-income development on a 24-acre site extending from Maine Avenue to the Washington Channel and from The Fish Market to Pier 4 and The Wharf Marina, with 50 acres of riparian area. 3.2 million square feet of offices; condominiums; mixed-income residential rental; hotels; restaurants; retail; public piers and promenades; The Anthem, a 6,000 person capacity music hall; The Wharf Marina and The Capital Yacht Club.

Interior of The Anthem Concert Hall

Community Outreach and Benefits

Hoffman Madison Waterfront held and participated in more than 1,000 meetings throughout the District with neighbors, community leaders, stakeholders, job and business seekers and others.

Hoffman Madison Waterfront has achieved a stellar record of providing benefits to DC residents and businesses throughout the development. Accomplishments as of October 2023 include 617 new DC construction hires (50.1% of total new hires), 303 from Ward 8 (30%); 408 new DC construction apprentices (59%), 205 from East of the River (50%); 760 DC residents hired for Operations positions (54%); $757 million contracted for and paid to DC Certified Businesses (43%); 875 DC residents trained through The Wharf Workforce Program, with 173 placed at The Wharf and 639 hired elsewhere; 336 units of Affordable rental housing.

Job Fair at Arena Stage
development Team
Hoffman-Madison Waterfront - Master Developer
Design team
Master Planner; EE&K, a Perkins Eastman Company Phase 1: Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Khun; Perkins Eastman DC; Kohn Pederson Fox; Fox Architects; Rockwell Architecture, Planning and Design; BBG-BBGM Architects; Handel Architects; WDG Architecture; SmithGroup JJR; SK&I Architectural Design Group; MTFA Architecture; Cunningham Quill Architects; McGraw Bagnoli Architects; ZGF Architects; Nelson Byrd Woltz; Landscape Architecture Bureau; Michael Vergason Landscape Architects; Lee and Associates; Moffat & Nichol. Phase 2: SHoP Architects; WDG Architecture; ODA; Rafael Vinoly; Morris Adjmi Architects; STUDIOS Architecture; Hollwich Kushner; S9; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Wolf/Josey.
ERBD is an HMW Partner, responsible for Community Engagement, Jobs and Apprenticeships for DC Residents (First Source Program); Utilization of DC Businesses (Certified Business Enterprise Program); $1 Million Workforce Development Program; Affordable/Workforce Housing; Historic Preservation.
Project awarded to Hoffman Madison Waterfront by the District of Columbia, in September 2007, from among 17 proposals.
Ground Breaking: March 2014, Phase 1 Grand Opening: October, 2017, Completion October 2022.
Project type
Mixed-Use Development, Community Revitalization
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