The Deanwood Town Center project in NE DC will be a mixed used development that will fill in unused parcels providing much needed housing and services to this neighborhood. The development which will feature, for rent, and for own units, along with ground level commercial activity will help to transform blocks of previously paved lots.
WMC-LA helped drive the site design for the entire project including the streetscape elements, eliminating grading concerns and providing design for on structure courtyard common space. The courtyard was designed to provide privacy for the units at that level, while providing a variety of use opportunities for the residents. The plan currently includes space for community gardening, seating areas, and a multifunctional space for a variety of uses. The idea of natural play was introduced on the courtyard to allow children to utilize the space and landscape in an interactive and creative way, without creating a playground, so that adults without children would find the space welcoming as well.
Greenroof, pervious paving and native plants all used throughout the site complementing other recent development in this neighborhood and specifically on this block.