The Wharf

A Mega Mixed-Use Project on D.C.'s Waterfront
The Wharf will create Washington's next great neighborhood ... and will be a world-class destination in our nation's capital.
David Brainerd, Managing Director, Madison Marquette
Washington, D.C.
Hoffman-Madison Waterfront LLC
Perkins Eastman
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LEED Gold (Targeted) - Class-A Office Building
LEED Silver (Targeted) - Residential Buildings & Capital Yacht Club

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, LLC, awarded Clark a $457 million design-build contract for the Wharf Phase 1 project located on the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, D.C. The mega mixed-use project is a pedestrian-oriented, water-oriented, and transit-oriented development all in one.

Under this contract, Clark will transform the Southwest Waterfront into a 19-acre, mixed-use community, complete with 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 be constructed with 147 apartment units and 134 condos. The building will feature a rooftop amenity space with an infinity pool and private terraces for top floor condo owners. The project team also will construct a 225,000 square-foot, Class-A office building, featuring decorative steel arches that will connect to the adjacent buildings.

Also included in the scope of work is the Capital Yacht Club, which  features a stone clad façade with decorative metal panels and wood louvers over the windows. The Yacht Club will be built on a pier over the Washington Channel and will offer 98 marina slips. A 700,000 square-foot parking garage, with two below-grade levels, will supply 2,500 parking spaces to the community. The project team also will construct two small buildings located on piers.

To prepare the site for construction, Clark will raise the grade of the site by reconstructing 2,000 linear-feet of bulkhead along the Washington Channel. During construction, Clark will relocate several thousand feet of water, sewer, electrical, and telecommunications lines, which currently service the Southwest community.

Clark Interiors also will play a role in the project, performing renovations to the existing Channel Inn.

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.

Design is underway and substantial completion is scheduled for October 2017.