The Yards West presents an opportunity to connect The Yards, a vibrant urban environment along the Capitol riverfront, to adjacent burgeoning urban developments Buzzard Point and Poplar Point, integrated by a new, urban public space system.
Located on 18 acres in Southeast Washington, D.C. between Nationals Park and the Washington Navy Yard, the site is within walking distance to two stadiums, a metro station and riverfront amenities, including those associated with the new Frederick Douglass Bridge project. A central spine extending nearly five blocks forms the foundation of the master plan. It provides a strong link from the vibrant urban/retail environment of The Yards to the riverfront and leisure activities.
Our design and engineering teams developed a comprehensive, sustainable public realm and infrastructure implementation program for The Yards West to advance plans by the developer, Forest City Washington, to create a pedestrian environment extending from M Street to the Anacostia River. The master plan also considers future demands of an increasing number of visitors to the riverfront by providing qualified amenities and an effective wayfinding system.