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Unless you have been living under a three-million-square-foot rock, then you have probably heard rumblings about The Wharf. And considering phase one is finally opening this week (October 12), we thought we might as well give you a little preview of what you can expect from this development. (Image: Courtesy The Wharf)

By The Numbers: Breaking down everything coming to The Wharf

Unless you have been living under a three-million-square-foot rock, then you have probably heard rumblings about The Wharf. And considering phase one is finally opening this week (October 12), we thought we might as well give you a little preview of what you can expect from this development. We took a hard hat tour last week, and it's really freaking cool -- this is going to completely change the waterfront, guys!

Overall, Phase One of The Wharf has been a three-year, $2.5 billion project overhauling a mile-long neighborhood stretching across 24 acres of land. There are four public piers, which can be used for a kayak and paddleboard launch, swings, fitness classes, festivals and celebrations, a seasonal ice rink, concerts, and waterfront seating. 400 new trees were planted on the site, and 400 boat slips are available. 335,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space will house more than 30 restaurants and bars, including three live music venues. 800 hotel rooms are rentable across three new properties, and 1,375 residences are available on the waterfront. 2,500 parking spaces and 1,150 bike spaces are accessible, with four Capital Bikeshare stations within walking distance. A brand new water taxi service with four stops will connect The Wharf to Georgetown, Virginia, and Maryland, or you can hop on the free Wharf Jitney boat service to East Potomac Park or the free Southwest Neighborhood Shuttle bus servicing The Wharf, L’Enfant Plaza, and the National Mall.

Phase two is expected to launch in 2021/2022, but let us live in the moment and focus on what we can start enjoying now!

Residences: 4

INCANTO (apartments)

148 total units

  • 30 studio units: average size 445 SF; ranging from $1,965 to $2,205
  • 79 one bedroom units: average size 613 SF; ranging from $2,590 to $3,060
  • 39 two bedroom units: average size 883 SF; ranging from $3,810 to $4,295

Annual amenity fee: $450/year -- gives you access to gym and outdoor courtyard with grills ; residents can choose to purchase membership to Channel’s pool and fitness center for $75/month.

THE CHANNEL (apartments)

501 total units

  • 171 studio units: average size 350 SF; ranging from $1,980 to $2,080
  • 218 one bedroom/one bedroom den units: average size 662 SF; ranging from $2,485 to $3,540
  • 112 two bedroom units: average size 1,000 SF; ranging from $3,700 to $5,020

Annual amenity fee: $750/year -- gives you access to the 40-foot infinity pool, the rooftop dog park, the poolside cabanas, the gym and several rentable community spaces perfect for hosting functions

VIO (condos and townhouses)

112 total units

  • Sizes range from 480 to 2650 square feet
  • Sales for available units range in price from $434,900 to over $1,499,900
  • 12 studio units, 13 one bedrooms, 12 one bedroom + den, 18 two bedrooms, 20 two bedrooms + den and 37 three bedrooms

525 WATER (condos)

108 total units

  • Sales for available units range in price from $1,154,900 to $1,389,900
  • 1 studio unit, 54 one bedrooms, 2 one bedroom + den, 38 two bedrooms, 10 two bedrooms + den and 2 three bedrooms
  • 11 of the above units are IZ units

Hotels: 3

  • The first Canopy by Hilton hotel to open in North America
  • Hyatt House, an extended-stay hotel offering all the comforts of home
  • InterContinental Hotel, which offers distinctive guestrooms and suites, meeting and event spaces

Entertainment: 3 live music venues

THE ANTHEM

  • 6,000-person capacity music venue
  • D.C. native Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are the opening act on October 12 (see full lineup here)

PEARL STREET WAREHOUSE

  • Accommodates 150-person seated performances to 300-person concerts.
  • Includes a 40-seat diner offering comfort staples and classic cocktails.
  • Booker T. Jones is the opening act on October 12 (see full lineup here)

UNION STAGE

  • Accommodates up to 450 guests at a time
  • 7,500 square feet -- twice the size of sister space, Jammin Java in Virginia
  • Hosting everything from rock concerts to seated acoustic shows, to large-scale private events to kids concerts and local community activities.
  • Exact opening date and lineup TBD (see more info here)

Dining: 26 bars and restaurants

  • Ben and Jerry’s: Ice cream, expected October 2017
  • Blue Bottle: Cafe, expected Spring 2018
  • Del Mar: Spanish, expected October 2017
  • District Doughnut: Cafe, expected Spring 2018
  • Dolcezza Gelato: Cafe, expected October 2017
  • Florentijn: Belgian, expected fall 2017
  • Hank's Oyster Bar: Seafood, expected October 2017
  • Kaliwa: Asian, expected fall 2017
  • Kirwan’s Irish Pub: Irish, expected October 2017
  • Kith and Kin: Caribbean, expected October 2017
  • La Vie: Coastal Cuisine, expected October 2017
  • Lupo Marino, Italian, expected fall 2017
  • Marinai Pizzeria: Italian, expected October 2017
  • Mi Vida: Mexican, expected November 2017
  • Officiana by Nicholas Stefanelli: Italian, expected Spring 2018
  • Potomac Distilling Company: Bar, expected Spring 2018
  • Rappahannock Oyster Company: Seafood, expected October 2017
  • Requin: French, expected October 2017
  • Shake Shack: American, expected October 2017
  • Taylor Gourmet: American, expected October 2017
  • The Brighton: Bar, expected October 2017
  • Velo Café at District Hardware: Cafe, expected October 2017
  • Whiskey Charlie: Bar, expected October 2017
  • Existing restaurants: Cantina Marina (closed for renovations until 2021); Municipal Fish Market (will be renovated and expanded by spring 2018); Jenny's at the Wharf;

Retail: 15

  • A Beautiful Closet: Expected fall 2017; clothing, jewelry, gifts, home décor
  • Anchor: Expected October 2017; one-stop marina shop
  • Bella Moda: Expected October 2017; salon and Spa
  • Blink Optical: Expected fall 2017; eyewear
  • Blush: Expected fall 2017; skin care
  • Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits: Expected October 2017; liquor store
  • CVS: Expected October 2017; groccery/pharmacy
  • District Hardware and Bike: Expected October 2017; full-service bike shop and water sports retailer
  • Harper Macaw: Expected fall 2017; chocolate manufacturer
  • Ligne Roset: Expected fall 2017; furniture, home accessories, and lighting
  • Martha Spak Gallery at The Wharf: Expected October 2017; contemporary art gallery
  • Patrick’s Fine Linens & Home Décor: Expected fall 2017; linens, tableware, furniture and accessories,
  • Politics & Prose: Expected October 2017; bookstore and coffee shop
  • The Press: Expected October 2017; dry cleaning and laundry shop
  • Yoga Factory: Expected October 2017; yoga studio


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