Forest City Unveils Design For 225-Room Hotel at the Yards

As featured on Urban Turf

Last summer, Forest City Washington received zoning approval for the residential portion of a two-part development on “Parcel L” in The Yards. Last night, the developers unveiled the design and details for the hotel portion of the site to ANC 6D.

As proposed, Parcel L1 at 227 Tingey Street SE (map) will house a 225-key high-end hotel with roughly 6,200 square feet of retail along the street level.

The ten-story building will also have a neighborhood bar, a restaurant on the northeast corner that will be able to expand and utilize a portion of the ground-floor conference space, and a rooftop bar and event space. There will be no parking under the hotel; a valet stand positioned on Second Street will utilize the first underground level of the garage under Parcel L2 to park valeted vehicles for hotel, retail and restaurant guests.

A rendering of the proposed hotel at Parcel L1

The Studios Architecture-designed building will primarily be composed of grey masonry brick, recalling the surrounding historic red brick buildings. A 6-foot setback will create landscaped balconies for the hotel guests along the third floor.

On the southern end of the site, Parcel L2 will deliver a 285-unit residential building with ground-floor retail. The entrances to both the hotel and the residential buildings will be along Second Street, facing what will become Tingey Square.

The development team has not yet filed an application for design review, nor have they met with the Office of Planning; the application will likely be filed in mid-March at the earliest to aim for a May or June hearing with the Zoning Commission.