A rendering showing the Yards from above the Anacostia.
Developers: Forest City Washington and GSA
Lead Office Architect: Shalom Baranes Assoc.
Designers: SMWM, M. Paul Friedberg and Partners
The Yards/Twelve12 Apts., Harris Teeter

A huge public-private partnership spanning 42 acres, 1.8 million sq ft office space, 2,800 residential units, 160,000-350,000 sq ft retail, and a 5.87-acre riverfront park. The first construction began in 2008, with the entire project to be completed in three phases over 10-20 years.

Official Web Sites: The Yards (Facebook, Twitter) | Yards Park (Facebook, Twitter)
Foundry Lofts (Facebook, Twitter) - Fully Leased
Yards Virtual Tour (6/11) | Yards Park Ribbon Cutting (9/7/10)
5/28/09 Park Groundbreaking | 10/3/07 Groundbreaking (Release, DC16 Video)
SFC Overlay (Zoning rules and regulations for the site) | SFC PUD Order (3/04)
Southeast Federal Public-Private Development Act of 2000
JD's Yards News Items & Additional Links

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The first phase of the redevelopment of the 44 acres of the Southeast Federal Center site will see the construction of the Yards Park, the renovation of three existing buildings and the construction of one new one. Note that specifics such as start dates are estimates, and all designs may still undergo modifications. All renderings are courtesy Forest City Washington.

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Twelve12 Apartments ("Parcel D")


Construction began in December 2011 to turn what was known as "Parcel D" into a residential building known as the Twelve12 apartments with 218ish units (including 20 percent affordable housing). Confirmed retail tenants include Harris Teeter which will be on the north end near the red brick wall and turret at 401 M Street, as seen at right. The south end of the block will include a three-story building housing Vida Fitness/Penthouse Pool and Lounge/Bang Salon/Aura Spa as well as restaurants Sweetgreen and TaKorean, and is expected to open in 2014. The first residential move-ins are expected in June 2014.

The southeast corner of 4th and M Streets, seen here in 2007, with the very historic red brick wall and turret dominating. (5/6/07)

The same angle, with construction now topped out. (3/09/14) Click to see all available photos of this location.

The northeast corner of 4th and Tingey in July 2009, with Building 202 the main attraction. (7/16/09)

The same angle, with exterior construction not too far from wrapping up. (Factory 202 is the red brick building at rear.) (4/05/14)  Click to see all available photos of this location.

A close-up of the south side of the Vida Fitness and retail space at 4th and Tingey, with the eastern residential tower at upper right. Note the stairs up from the curb being installed. (4/5/14) 

At 4th and M SE, the historic turret (left) is restored, and the glass for the northwest edge of the Harris Teeter is in place. (12/15/13)

A good view of the two residential towers, and the Teeter portion of the project, as seen from M at 5th Street, SE. (12/15/13)

Drawing showing the planned Vida Fitness Penthouse Club, along with Twelve12's location in relation to the Boilermaker Shops the Foundry Lofts, and the Lumber Shed at the Yards Park. (10/12)

Looking at the southern side of M Street, westward from 5th Street, in March 2004. (3/04)

The same angle, with US DOT long since having filled in much of the skyline, and with Twelve12's construction now joining in. (12/15/13) Click to see all available photos of this location.

A slightly different view from 4th and Tingey, looking north along 4th, in 2009. Peeking out at far left is the Boilermaker Shops.

The same angle, under construction. (4/05/14)  Click to see all available photos of this location.

What one used to see near the old brick turret when looking south on 4th from M. (10/20/03)

The old view of the Parcel D lot from 4th Street was not particularly inviting. (Although being able to see all of Building 202 is not a bad thing.) (3/07)

Old Parcel D Designs

The original Parcel D designs, unveiled in 2007, called for 320,000 sq ft of office space above the supermarket, and a separate residential building, 400 Tingey, with 170-190 apartments. Designs by Shalom Baranes Associates.

A view of the previous designs for Parcel D, showing the western side of the development, which would face 4th Street. At far left is the sentry tower at M Street. The grocery store is still planned for the ground-floor area at left, but in 2010 the site plan was redesigned to be a single all-residential building with ground-floor retail. These 2007 designs by Shalom Baranes Associates.

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The Foundry Lofts

The Boilermaker Shops

Twelve12 Apartments

Parcel N

The Yards Park

Building 213/Parcel A

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