Accessible Renovation in Washington, DC

Market: Mixed Use, Multifamily
Type: Residential and Retail
Location: Washington, DC
Developer/Owner: Douglas Development
Architect: Antunovich Associates
Project Services: Accessibility Consulting - ADA Compliance
Building Size: 463,648 SF

Project Background:

The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City is a rejuvenation of one of the most iconic buildings in DC’s historic Warehouse District. The project team restored the former Hecht Company Warehouse by transforming the space into 335 residential units and 300,000 square feet of retail.

Details from the former warehouse have been preserved throughout the building’s residential and retail spaces. Exposed brick and historic glass blocks add character to individual units, while industrial finishes and repurposed art installments are a nod to the building’s former use. The building’s street-level mainstay is a MOM’s Organic Market, with a wide array of restaurants, bars, and shops on all sides.

 Project Services:

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) joined the team to provide accessibility consulting to ensure compliance with federal and local laws and codes. SWA Consultants worked with the project team to ensure that the renovation satisfied the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 2013 DC Building Code. SWA conducted plan review, field inspections, and provided technical assistance to confirm that residential and commercial spaces are accessible to all.

The Hecht Warehouse is considered an exciting upgrade to the Capital’s North East neighborhood that occupies the intersection of the area’s best urban and bohemian attributes. It will continue to incite interest for residents and businesses alike.