695 units and maker spaces: The mammoth plan for Eckington
Originally published: Washington Business Journal | March 1, 2016 | by: Michael Neibauer
We now have much more detail on Eckington Yards, a massive development proposal planned for a 3.1-acre site near the New York Avenue-Florida Avenue NE intersection.
A joint effort of The JBG Cos. and The Boundary Cos. (led by former JBG employee John Wilkinson), Eckington Yards is proposed to include 695 residential units in four connected buildings, up to 77,184 square feet of retail (with an optional mezzanine level), 331 underground vehicle parking spaces and 237 bicycle parking spaces.
Quincy Place NE will be extended through the site, while a private alley will act as a promenade, not unlike Cady’s Alley in Georgetown and PN Hoffman’s Union Row on 14th Street NW. The promenade will feature a central plaza and no curb cuts, to encourage pedestrian activity.