Burnham Place
Project Overview
Project Overview

On 14 acres only six blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the project's potential is vast and could accommodate a global headquarters, major cultural institution, or a multi-building campus. Residents, workers, and visitors will enjoy a multitude of neighborhood amenities within easy walking distance, a variety of parks and plazas, and unparalleled connectivity to the city, region, and beyond.

Early projections for the project suggest:
  • 1.5 million square feet of office space
  • More than 1,300 residential units
  • More than 500 hotel rooms
  • 100,000 square feet of retail
Burnham Place Site Plan

A revitalized Union Station and the Burnham Place air-rights will together demonstrate the vision and ability of the nation’s capital to execute on a technically and economically ambitious project vision, matched by few other cities around the world. The project offers a host of features including:
  • Visual transformation of an existing rail yard and overpass into a thriving commercial neighborhood.
  • Grand plazas and parks, new station entrances accessible from H Street, and an elevated public way for walking, running, and biking.
  • Views and connections to the U.S. Capitol and the NoMa and Near Northeast neighborhoods from station and air-rights public spaces and buildings.
  • Multiple new pedestrian connections to the station, Metrorail, intercity bus, and shopping and open space amenities.
  • Design with great sensitivity to enhancing historic resources and assets.