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.

The Yards West, Washington DC