19 Jan '12, 1pm

A spiffy green waterfront begins to take shape in DC

A spiffy green waterfront begins to take shape in DC

Washington, DC is finally getting a green waterfront development to be proud of. A 42-acre redevelopment along the Anacostia River, The Yards will comprise some 1.8 million square feet of office space, 400,000 square feet of retail and cultural spaces, 2,700 rental and for‐sale homes, and a significant riverfront park and esplanade. With a great in-town location along a Metro line and only a few blocks from the US Capitol, and with some excellent green features, the project has been certified gold under the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program. It’s about time. For a city with two major rivers and miles and miles of waterfront, Washington residents have surprisingly poor access to the water. Most of the land along the rivers, and the Washington Channel that parallels the Potomac for a stretch, has historically been dedicated to military uses or reserved as large...

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