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A Closer Look At DC's Record Number Of Multifamily Deliveries Expected Next Year

Multifamily construction in DC has been booming at an unprecedented rate. 2016 set a record for residential units delivered, but 2017 is expected to surpass that record, with a total of 7,054 rental units scheduled to deliver in the District next year, according to the annual Washington DC Economic Partnership Report. With so many apartments coming online next year, using Delta Associates' latest multifamily report as a guide, we set out to answer three questions: Where are they, when are they opening and who is developing them?

Agora The Collective WC Smith Capitol Riverfront

Where Are They?

These five neighborhoods have the most units delivering next year:

Capitol Riverfront: Six projects, 1,843 units

NoMa/Union Market/H Street: Five projects, 1,063 units

Southwest DC: Two projects, 1,016 units

U Street/Shaw/Mount Vernon: Six Projects, 863 units

Fort Totten: One project, 520 units

The Capitol Riverfront is dominating the District's multifamily construction. WC Smith's Agora, rendered above, will bring 334 units in Q2, anchored by Southeast DC's first Whole Foods.

AvalonBay and Camden Property Trust are bringing 438 and 405 unit buildings to NoMa, both delivering in the first quarter. All four of the market-rate projects delivering in the U Street/Shaw/Mount Vernon area—from JBG, Roadside, Equity Residential and SB Urban—are expected to open in the first half of the year.

Art Place Fort Totten

When Are They Opening?

2017 deliveries by quarter (for all projects that specified): 

Q1: 11 projects, 2,747 units

Q2: 10 projects, 1,791 units

Q3: Seven projects: 1,389 units

Q4: Three projects, 705 units

It seems the year's deliveries will be heavily front-loaded. The first quarter of 2017, with 2,747 units delivering, will alone surpass 2015's total of 2,595. The Capitol Riverfront alone will see roughly 1,000 units come online during Q1, between Ruben Cos 909 Half St, McCaffrey and Grosvenor's F1rst and Donohoe's Insignia on M. In the second quarter, the Cafritz Foundation's 520-unit Art Place at Fort Totten, rendered above, is scheduled to deliver. 

The Wharf Parcel 2

Who Is Developing Them?

The list is spread out, with no developer completing more than two projects in the District, but these six will deliver the most units:

PN Hoffman/Madison Marquette: 651 units (one project, guess which one)

Cafritz Foundation: 520 units (one project)

AvalonBay: 438 units (one project)

Camden Property Trust: 405 units (one project)

The JBG Cos: 394 units (two projects)

Douglas Development: 321 units (two projects)

Hoffman Madison will bring 651 rental units to the waterfront when The Wharf opens in October. Parcel 2, shown above, will have 501 micro-units above a 6,000-person concert hall. JBG's 113-unit 13th and U project will deliver in Q1 and its 276-unit Capitol Riverfront building is scheduled for Q4. Douglas Development's 295-unit Brookland development, Channing Place, will deliver in the spring and its 26-unit H Street building plans to open over the summer. 

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