The Wharf was designed and constructed as a sustainable neighborhood and a resilient and lasting waterfront community. We invested heavily in carrying out our mission of supporting Washington’s waterways and improving the quality of the surrounding habitat.
Sustainability and resilience at The Wharf started at the master planning stage and informed every decision of development, design, construction, and operation.
In addition to the investments in sustainable building and infrastructure, The Wharf continues to invest in operations that improve our natural environment, including:
Planting and maintaining over 300 planters and the floating wetlands to support flora and fauna on site and in the Washington Channel
Hosting the bi-annual Washington Channel Water Cleanup–a community effort that regularly removes a full dumpster of trash and wood debris from the waterway
Ongoing partnerships with the Potomac Riverkeeper, Anacostia Riverkeeper, and university aquatic research groups to support fishable and swimmable waterways
Installation of a High Water Mark art installation to raise public awareness of flooding risks, created by artists at Hackreative, in partnership with the DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and the Federal Emergencey Management Agency (FEMA).
With Phase 1 of The Wharf complete, and with Phase 2 underway, The Wharf has currently achieved the following certifications through the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) rating system:
All buildings at The Wharf Phase 2 have filed preliminary documents to seek LEED Certification at the time of completion in 2022. At that time, The Wharf will also seek LEED-ND Stage 3 certification for the completed neighborhood development.
In addition, among the office tenants at The Wharf, the following tenants have achieved further LEED Certification through their commercial interior design and construction:
Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.Explore Restaurants
Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.Explore Retailers