The Wharf is reestablishing Washington, DC, as a waterfront city and destination. This remarkable, mile-long stretch along the Potomac River is coming to life with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented bymonumental views and a vibrant culture.
Phase 1 of The Wharf is scheduled to launch in October 2017, with grand opening celebrations and activities planned until April 2018—so visitors can look forward to discovering something new almost every day.
But The Wharf doesn’t stop there. At full build-out, 14 signature buildings—each designed by a different architect—will be linked by 10 acres of public space and parks to create an ever-changing and exciting experience along the water.
The community is a feat of planning and design beyond compare, comprising 24 acres of land and 50 acres of water. The Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team is restoring a 200-year-old fish market and creating 1,400 waterfront residences, relocating a 127-year-old yacht club and setting up three unique hotels, designing and building a 6,000-person-capacity concert hall and conference center, and constructing four public piers. They’ll all be linked by a waterside promenade with more than 75 restaurants and shops extending along a mile of waterfront.
It is this combination of offerings—the river, restaurants, marina, residences, water taxis, businesses, fish market, shops, music, and piers—that make The Wharf such a unique destination.