Construction of a mile-long stretch of prime DC waterfront territory is now in full bloom, with an initial phase scheduled to open in 2017. The Wharf is a mixed-use development and the key component of an ambitious Southwest Waterfront recreation. The groundbreaking ceremony for this massive Southwest, Washington DC development took place March 19, 2014.

From new bars and restaurants to luxury condos for sale, this historical Washington, DC community is undergoing a massive transformation. Other changes include shops, hotels, 150 new boat slips, floating retail and entertainment, a waterfront park, and a riverfront promenade.

Two prominent DC developers—Monty Hoffman and Madison Waterfront, joined forces on the $2 billion city-backed project, which was awarded to Hoffman nearly a decade ago. Hoffman waited out the subsequent real estate crash, and planned the massive undertaking over a lengthy period of time.

This is a part of the District that has experienced substantial transition over a two-century period. The waterfront was a thriving shantytown during the early years, with large mansions and elite Washingtonians coexisting with the Maine Avenue Fish Market and the working class. Four historic Wheat Row row houses built in 1794 are now part of the Harbour Square mid-century modern cooperative community, and are the oldest remaining examples of a bygone era.

The municipal fish market has been open continually since 1805, but has seen change—much of the area, including the original wharf, was razed during the 1950s and 60s to make way for new commercial development. The fish market merchants were able to retain their lease rights, however, and now sell their wares from floating barges along the pier—similar to the days when fisherman would sell their catch directly off boats.

With 27 acres of land and 50 acres of water, this post-urban renewal will include three new piers jutting out into the Washington Channel, with dockside cafes, jazz clubs, boutique shops, a movie theater and national brand retailers. And yes, the old food and fish market will be allowed to stay.

But beyond all the tourist attractions and entertainment, The Wharf will also be a place to live. Hoffman-Madison is promising upscale condos for sale, making use of the waterfront setting and featuring modern design and luxury amenities, including swimming pools, terraces, fire pits, state of the art fitness centers and gardens.

And all of this, right at the water’s edge, in a city that is rapidly transitioning to the future, while acknowledging its ties to the historic past.

 

Real Estate Inventory In Southwest Washington DC

Homes for Sale in SW Washington, DC

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1908 24th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$9,888,000

1908 24th St Nw, WASHINGTON

7 Beds 7.5 Baths 10,292 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2112056

KALORAMA

4526 Hawthorne St Nw, WASHINGTON

$9,750,000

4526 Hawthorne St Nw, WASHINGTON

7 Beds 8 Baths 9,894 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2112712

WESLEY HEIGHTS

4701 Linnean Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$9,100,000

4701 Linnean Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

8 Beds 8 Baths 9,042 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2128850

FOREST HILLS

3300 Nebraska Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$8,500,000

3300 Nebraska Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 8 Baths 7,185 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2126652

SPRING VALLEY

601 Wharf St Sw #ph5, WASHINGTON

$8,290,000

↓ $100,000

601 Wharf St Sw #ph5, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 4 Baths 4,410 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2095612

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT

2244 S St Nw, WASHINGTON

$8,000,000

2244 S St Nw, WASHINGTON

9 Beds 9 Baths 10,846 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2126066

KALORAMA

2211 Nw Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$8,000,000

2211 Nw Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 7.5 Baths 8,685 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2125594

KALORAMA

New
3313 O St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,995,000

3313 O St Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 6.5 Baths 6,184 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2130126

GEORGETOWN

2011 Foxhall Road Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,995,000

2011 Foxhall Road Nw, WASHINGTON

7 Beds 8.5 Baths 9,999 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2119316

PHILLIPS PARK

2701 Chesapeake St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,995,000

2701 Chesapeake St Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 8 Baths 10,070 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2107240

FOREST HILLS

3255 Prospect St Nw #ph-5, WASHINGTON

$7,750,000

3255 Prospect St Nw #ph-5, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,527 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2094712

GEORGETOWN

3051 N St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,500,000

3051 N St Nw, WASHINGTON

7 Beds 6.5 Baths 10,062 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2122914

GEORGETOWN

3126 38th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,500,000

3126 38th St Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 7 Baths 7,175 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2112934

CLEVELAND PARK

2701 32nd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$7,290,000

↓ $960,000

2701 32nd St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 5,300 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2051864

MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE HEIGHTS

New
3001 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,996,995

3001 Foxhall Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 7.5 Baths 7,633 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2129840

WESLEY HEIGHTS

 

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