DC Water (WASA)

DC Water's Main and O Street pumping stations are nestled between The Yards, the Nationals ballpark across First Street, and Diamond Teague Park on the Anacostia River. The main point of interest is the 1907 Beaux Arts brick pumping station, which is still in use and which in early 2012 was designated one of the city's historic landmarks. Forest City Washington (developers of The Yards) has been negotiating since 2006 for the right to develop approximately 4 acres of the DC Water site with 600 residential units and retail, taking advantage of the DC Water site's prime location.

DC Water Home Page
Historic Landmarking Designation Approved (1/26/12)
National Capital Planning Commission Review of Rehab Plans (Feb. 2005) | Rehabs Request for Bids: 2005, 2006
JD's DC Water News Items

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The eastern side of the beautiful Beaux Arts building housing WASA's Main Pumping Station, as seen from
the Yards Park. (12/3/11)

Switching around to see the building's western side, in April 2010. (4/10/10)

The southern end of the Main Pumping Station, along with the newer O Street building, as seen from the
new Yards/Teague connector bridge on the Anacostia Riverwalk. (11/25/11)

An overhead rendering of what the current DC Water site could become when the many necessary steps are completed
to hand over four acres of the DC Water site to Forest City for redevelopment that would include over 600 residential units
and retail
, including a movie theater. Diamond Teague Park would also see its footprint expanded to the north, and
Potomac Avenue would be extended eastward from 1st Street. (10/20/13) 

A rendering of the proposed 16-screen movie theater, which could be operated by
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if the deal is completed. (10/20/13) 

How the movie theater and other new buildings could look when seen from the Anacostia Riverwalk Bridge. (10/20/13) 

Looking up 1st Street from the Anacostia, with Nationals Park to the left and one of the proposed residential buildings at right, along with the revamped Potomac Avenue and expanded Diamond Teague Park. (10/20/13) 

The overhead view (enlarge) of which parcels would be slated for redevelopment. (3/1/13)

The northeast corner of 1st and O--this is WASA land that will could someday be turned over for Ballpark District development. (10/05)

Looking down N Place from 1st Street, in its current configuration. DC Water occupies the red brick building at right. (10/27/13) 

Envisioning the same location, with a 350-unit residential building at right forefront (reusing the existing building) and the movie theater a block to the rear. (10/20/13) 

Old building, N Place Southeast, yadda yadda yadda. (05/04)

Looking to the southeast from Tingey, standing at what is now the southern end of New Jersey Avenue. (05/04)

Informational signs on the new Yards/Teague Bridge about DC Water's operations. (11/25/11)

Looking at DC Water's O Street operations as seen from Poplar Point, across the Anacostia River. The new Yards/Teague connector bridge is visible as well. (1/8/12)

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