The Hecht Warehouse

Location:Washington, D.C.
Client: Douglas Development
Project description: Antunovich Associates collaborated with Douglas Development to create an exciting residential/retail re-development in downtown Washington, D.C. The Hecht Warehouse, an esteemed Washington landmark, is located along New York Avenue NE, just minutes from the U.S. Capitol. It has been adaptively-reused to accommodate 335 loft apartment units and over 150,000 square feet of lively retail within the surrounding emerging Washington neighborhood of Ivy City.

The six-story Hecht Warehouse tower was converted to residential and retail space while retaining the historic, iconic glass block exterior along New York Avenue and Fenwick Street. An animated new retail street with an additional 50,000 square feet of retail space, and ample garage and street parking runs parallel to the east of the tower by a partial demolition of some existing, non-contributing one-story warehouse additions. The streetscape, comprised of broad sidewalks and ample, shade-providing trees, accommodates outdoor dining, sidewalk cafes and a medley of other retail stores that support the development of the project and the surrounding neighborhood.

Size: 150,000 SF

Services: Architect of Record

Sustainability: LEED

Awards: 2016 DeltaAssociates Award - Best Washington/Baltimore Adaptive Re-Use Apartment Community, 2017 District of Columbia Awards in Excellence in Historic Preservation, Design and Construction Award

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