Park Van Ness
The project includes the replacement of the client’s existing commercial property, Van Ness Square, with an 11-story mixed-use property consisting of 271 luxury apartments and 10,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.
Clark constructed the first three levels of parking as well as the first five levels of residential floors below street level. The remaining six stories are above grade and wrapped in a masonry brick and cast-stone façade with decorative precast panels and aluminum windows. The architecture of the structure is intended to blend with the neighborhood's art-deco style.
The property features mixed-use and amenity spaces including a fitness center, community rooms, landscaped plazas, and a green roof and pool on top of the building.
Clark Foundations and Metro Earthwork performed the support of excavation. The project's urban site limits access solely from Connecticut Avenue. Van Ness Square's existing foundation wall was preserved and incorporated into the new structure. Temporary support was installed before the existing structure was razed. Differing site conditions along the north side of the project site required a redesign of underpinning to account for existing building conditions.