Parcel 15 – St. Elizabeth’s East Masterplan

Washington, DC

Quick Facts: 

Client: Redbrick LMD

Market: Residential, Office, Hospitality, Public/Civic

Size: 580,000 gsf

Services: Architecture, Planning

Photographer:  Jessica Marcotte

Project Team:    Winstanley Architects & Planners

St. Elizabeths East Parcel 15 is a mixed-use master planned development established as part of a public-private partnership with the District of Columbia. This historically significant campus—located within an opportunity zone—has outstanding potential to be a vibrant hub that generates substantial economic development and community benefits within Ward 8 and for the District more broadly.

Parcel 15 sits in between the Metro station and the Entertainment and Sports Arena, the facility that opened last year and is home to the WNBA’s Mystics’ games, the NBA’s Wizards’ practices and other events.

The project goals are to develop a 567K SF mixed-use project on the piece of the campus known as Parcel 15, just west of the Congress Heights Metro station.  The project would feature two residential buildings totaling 288 units, including 151 set aside as affordable.

The project will also include a 200K SF office building, a 125-room hotel and up to 50K SF of ground-floor retail. The buildings would surround a central public plaza.

Parcel 15 will serve as the gateway to this mixed-use and innovation-focused community. The Site comprises just over four acres. The Site’s position as the gateway to St. Elizabeths East, and prominence within the historic campus provide opportunities for new buildings that exhibit design excellence and creativity. Redevelopment of this parcel should encourage pedestrian traffic and activity, particularly with ground floor retail, and take maximum advantage of its proximity to public transportation and the Entertainment & Sports Arena immediately to the north of the site.