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Wharf District
Project type
Commercial Retail,
Condos & Offices
Location
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Washington, District of Columbia
Application
Pedestrian
Style
Linear

Coupled with the Southwest Waterfront’s 7th Street Park and Recreation Pier, Wharf District draws visitors into the Washington Channel, forming a new community connection with the water. In an effort to develop a playful and welcoming atmosphere, the Wharf was reimagined not only with a fixed-deck pier structure, but new mixed-use developments along the waterfront. The surrounding area was revitalized with all-new housing, offices, restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels, shops, and more. At its edge, the districts’ 7th street was also transformed to serve as a gateway from the dense urban environment to the open atmosphere of the Pier. To get to the waterfront, one must walk through the Promenade, a shared vehicular and pedestrian passageway that now surrounds 7th Street Park, slowing traffic and promoting pedestrian use. The designer, Michael Vergason LA, used Unilock Umbriano® Plank pavers, covering the walkway with a visually stunning and dynamic paving design. The running laying pattern and non-slip, stain resistant and high-performance surface of Umbriano make it ideal for both walkaways and high traffic areas, as its mottled finish adds a contemporary touch to the surrounding landscape.

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