The project consisted of repositioning the existing Municipal Fish Market into a modern, vibrant, open-air retail compound. The total built area for the renovated historic structure and new buildings is approximately 31,560 square feet. The site for this project is approximately 50,000 square feet and sits between the Washington Channel and Maine Avenue, SW Washington, DC, with the Case Bridge above.
Preconstruction and construction services in connection with the project included new construction of five buildings, renovation of the contributing land-side structures with requisite underground infrastructure improvements. Also included was an upgrade and modification of existing utilities to continue servicing the existing Fish Market barges floating within the Washington Channel. Included are the following buildings: a 1,500-square-foot historic oyster shed, a 7,290-square-foot distillery, a 1,690-square-foot market shed, a 16,350-square-foot market hall, 1,000 square feet of pavilions, and a 3,730-square-foot operations building.
A major portion of the project scope included the renovation and restoration of two historic buildings on-site which took careful coordination and consideration. Work on these buildings included the restoration of the existing windows and doors, reestablishing the original design of the roof, and repoured foundations that were reinforced with steel.