The Yards Master Plan
Robert A.M. Stern Architects contributed to Forest City Washington's selected development proposal for the Washington Navy Yard Annex, which is owned by the U.S. General Services Administration and targeted for mixed-use redevelopment. The site's prime riverfront location less than one mile south of the U.S. Capitol Building is readily accessible by highway and mass transit. The existing street network, which primarily follows the L'Enfant and Marshall plans for the District of Columbia, is kept substantially intact, including New Jersey Avenue, which runs diagonally from the Capitol Building. The site is currently occupied by a number of scattered industrial, office, storage, and maintenance buildings of varying historic architectural value; five existing buildings will be saved and adaptively re-used. Our plan envisions a vibrant neighborhood of commercial offices and residences above ground-level retail supported by public open space and an anchoring cultural institution.