This new Shaw rooftop will feature a waterfall, sunning stone and boardwalk

As featured in Washington Business Journals

When you hear waterfall, boardwalk, reflection pool and organic garden, perhaps your mind wanders to a luxury seaside resort. Maybe Hawaii, or Southern California.

Bring it home. This will be a rooftop in ShawThe rooftop of 880 P, part of CityMarket at O from Roadside Development, will include a 16-foot tall waterfall, organic garden and reflection pool.


Roadside Development has kicked off construction of 880 P, a 142-unit, market-rate apartment building and one of four residential towers that comprise the 1 million-square-foot CityMarket at O. The L-shaped 880 P building features what the developer calls a “complement of above-market amenities and social environments,” including a “music room where residents can take take lessons, jam and share their music,” according to a press release.

But key to the project is the rooftop, where Roadside plans a 16-foot tall waterfall and reflection pool, seating areas, sunning stone, an organic garden, trees, a boardwalk, and outdoor bar and kitchen ( check out renderings, in the gallery). Residents of 880 P will be connected, via the rooftop, to 800 P and its rooftop lap pool. And vice versa.

CityMarket, spanning two city blocks of booming Shaw, will include at buildout roughly 90,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 550 market-rate apartments, 90 affordable senior apartments, a 182-room Cambria Suites, and a 500-space parking garage. The project integrated the historic O Street Market, which Roadside renovated as a 78,000-square-foot Giant supermarket.

The final phase of CityMarket, expected to deliver in 2017, will include a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, some with private terraces and fireplaces.

“This building, once completed, will provide an elegant commercial edge to 9th Street, incorporating streetfront retail which will complement the thriving retail experience in Shaw,” Richard Lake, a Roadside founding partner, said in a statement.