The Wharf Project 'Bottoms Out'
August 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Less than a year after breaking ground on the first phase of The Wharf, Clark has completed excavation of the 19-acre site. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Councilman Charles Allen joined project stakeholders on site for a 'bottoming out' ceremony to mark the occasion.
The project team carefully planned the site excavation, building a 2,000-foot-long bulkhead parallel to the Potomac River's edge to keep out flowing water before removing more than 300,000 cubic yards of dirt away from the shoreline to make way for the mega mixed-use project. Clark's self-perform division, Clark Foundations, drove more than 2,000 piles, sometimes 30 per day, to support the excavation.
When complete, The Wharf will include two residential buildings, a Class-A office building, a yacht club, two parks, and a parking garage. Clark will construct a 501-unit apartment building with a music hall located on the first five levels. The building will be comprised of a brick and window wall façade. An additional residential building will feature 147 apartment units and 134 condos. The building will be complete with a rooftop amenity space, an infinity pool, and private terraces for top floor condo owners.
The Wharf’s Class-A office building is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification; the two residential buildings, as well as the Capital Yacht Club, are designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
Construction of the waterfront began in March 2014 and is expected to complete in 2017.