WMATA and Buick Sites: Proposes to
combine the WMATA and Buick sites, and to keep the WMATA bus garage facility at
the site, on one level, the
· FAR: Developer stated that the FAR for the development on the combined site is 4.5-5.0.
The height along
The height along the lower portion of
o The height of the building across the alley from some of the two-story apartment buildings will be 112 feet, while the height of the building across the alley from the others will be 71 feet. The 71 foot and 112 foot portions of the building will be 15 feet from the alley behind the two-story apartments.
The height along
· Square Footage and Uses: The developer estimates the square footage at 890,000 SF [for zoning purposes], and states that it will include 550 apartment units and approximately 134,000 SF of retail space, with 1,260 parking spaces, and they will have approximately 1.25 spaces of parking per unit for the residential portion of the site. [In the solicitation, WMATA requested at least 120 parking spaces for its employees at any replacement bus facility. It isn’t clear as to whether Akridge is including 120 spaces for WMATA employees on site, in addition to the ability to service approximately 138 buses.]
o Bus garage: 195,172 GSF;
o Residential: 724,171 GSF;
o Retail: 134,153 GSF; and
o Office: none.
o Total for the above uses: approximately 1,053,500 SF.
There will be a vehicular entrance from
o There is an additional courtyard behind the 110 foot tall portion of the building that will not have public access.
There will be three levels of parking below the
The Wisconsin level will have one-story retail
on a large courtyard off
In the back of the courtyard off
Loading bays from
o Metro elevators will be enclosed, and residential units will be above the Metro elevator area.
They will maintain the façade of the trolley
o Exhaust from the bus facility and garages will be carried through the building and exhausted at the roof levels, with air handlers in the ceiling of the garage.
· Alley Closing: They will be requesting a closing of the alley between the Buick site and the WMATA site, approximately 2,000 SF of land.