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The long-planned Yards marina, spanning much of the waterfront of The Yards from the pedestrian bridge east to the border with the Washington Navy Yard, is moving forward, Forest City is announcing today.
On-site work is set to begin within the next few weeks, with completion expected in spring 2016. (Fabrication of some of the marina's components has apparently been underway off-site for a few months now.)
There will be approximately 50 slips, half of which will be "designated for short-term transient use" (i.e., less than 10 days), and the other half will be for long-term use on a seasonal contract basis. As for sizes, Forest City says that most slips will be able to handle boats up to 60 feet long, but that "there will also be limited dockage for boats up to 125 feet in length." Slips will have electrical outlets and water supply hookups.
And the marina won't be just for boat owners: there will also be a water taxi dock, a "paddler dock" for kayakers and other "human-powered watercraft," and an "education dock for use with river-focused experiential instruction." The walkways and dock surfaces will be floating concrete structures.
The marina was designed by Moffatt & Nichol and is being built by Bellingham Marine.
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JD says: (10/6/15 11:55 AM)
Note that the rendering, which was not done specifically for the marina, does not show one additional pier and dock to the east, closer to the Navy Yard boundary.



conngs0 says: (10/7/15 3:26 PM)
Pretty cool how the rendering even has a building occupying the space just north of Yards Park where the winery will eventually be. There will still be a pretty sizeable park there for folks to enjoy, but it's going to be a little tight during those Friday night concerts! But the marina itself should be a fantastic addition to the neighborhood. I'll be curious to see how successful the water taxi is. Given the current state of Metro though, it sure seems like folks are clamoring for alternatives!

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