Activated by street furniture, bicycle racks, colorful planter pots, and enhanced paving, the street is to be shared by pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles with no curb separating the different uses. This shared approach reflects a broader intent for the community, which is to nurture a culture of collaboration among the creative community of makers, artists and entrepreneurs.
The development will provide the largely residential neighborhood with a new animated retail streetscape along Eckington Place, a bustling woonerf with a mid-block intimate plaza with tranquil water feature, and direct access to a newly constructed public park to the east of the property that connects to the Metropolitan Branch Trail, a multi-use rail trail that links many of Northeast DC’s neighborhoods.
In addition to the streetscape design, LandDesign provided landscape architecture services of the building’s private amenity terraces. Rooftop amenities offer residents flexibility of uses, including gathering and quiet spaces, swimming pools, outdoor kitchens and lounge areas that take advantage of the city’s skyline, private patios, and extensive green roof.