There soon will be exciting residential rental opportunities at The Wharf. Leasing begins in late May and move-ins start in August for the two new apartment buildings, Incanto and The Channel.

SW/Near SE residents who desire to live at The Wharf are encouraged to apply.

There will be a lottery held on JUNE 22 to select candidates for the Affordable and Workforce units. People interested in applying must sign up by JUNE 16.

For those interested, go to, click “Residences,” then visit one or both buildings’ websites ( and and enter your contact information to register. You can also call (866) 339-9293 to register or get more information. The Wharf Apartment Rental Center opens in late May.

In Phase 1 of The Wharf there will be 649 total residences in two apartment buildings (501 at The Channel and 148 at Incanto), including 449 market-rate apartments (no income limits); 131 Affordable apartments for households earning 60% and 30% Area Median Income (AMI) or less (62 units at 30% AMI and 69 units at 60% AMI), and 69 Workforce apartments for households earning 100% or 120% AMI or less (46 at 100% AMI and 23 at 120% AMI).

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the developer of The Wharf, works diligently to ensure The Wharf is a place for everyone. Building an economically diverse community was a key part of the original Land Disposition Agreement with DC. “The District and Hoffman Madison Waterfront have worked collaboratively since the project’s inception to assure that this remarkable development will be welcoming to DC residents of a variety of income levels, a community where they can live, work, and enjoy our beautiful waterfront,” said Brian Kenner, deputy mayor for planning and economic development.

“The Wharf is a world-class waterfront community with new apartments appealing to a wide range of tastes and income levels,” said Monty Hoffman, founder and CEO of PN Hoffman. “This is true waterfront living as all residents will have rental access to kayaks on the Recreation Pier, and a free water jitney to East Potomac Park.”

As with all residences at The Wharf, each rental apartment building offers distinct features to appeal to a variety of preferences.

The Channel

The Channel is one of Washington’s largest apartment buildings currently under construction and is uniquely positioned to be one of the District’s most dynamic places to live. The waterfront residential building, located at 950 Maine Ave. SW, consists of two apartment towers with a total of 501 residences (studio, one-, and two-bedrooms). The building is designed by Perkins Eastman.

With an industrial design aesthetic made up of polished concrete, metal and reclaimed wood, with pops of color and art, residents will enjoy unique unit finishes and stunning views of monuments, urban theater, and water. The building offers unprecedented amenity spaces, including a one-acre outdoor green space on the sixth floor that offers an infinity pool with cabanas overlooking the waterfront, a dog run, community garden, bocce courts, grass lawn, fire pit, happy hour bar, and grilling stations. Other building amenities include a fully equipped fitness center with training rooms, library lounge, party room, and much more. The building also houses The Anthem, the neighborhood’s cultural center, featuring an acoustically advanced concert hall to host marquee performances by internationally celebrated artists as well as intimate shows with local favorites, in addition to a great combination of restaurant and tavern offerings, including La Vie, Shake Shack, The Brighton, and Mi Vida. To receive updates, register at


Incanto offers 148 sophisticated, modern apartments. Residents will enjoy the vibrant waterfront community of The Wharf which encompasses luxury community living in the heart of DC’s newest intersection of music, shopping, and dining. Incanto offers a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments designed by Gary Handel with ample living space. Amenities include a fitness center, resident lounge, and landscaped central courtyard with grills and fire-pit. Front desk concierge and on-site management staff will complement the building amenities package, creating a boutique resident experience. Incanto is also designed to meet the LEED Silver for New Construction certification. Incanto is located at 770 Maine Ave. and is adjacent to VIO, the 112-unit condominium building, with vibrant ground-floor retail and restaurants, including the lively Pearl Street. To receive updates, register at

Both buildings are served and easily accessible by public transit including L’Enfant Plaza and Waterfront Metro Stations, multiple Capital Bikeshare stations, water taxi, and Wharf Shuttle routes. There will also be limited secure vehicular and bicycle parking available in the below-grade garage. These two rental apartment complexes are managed by Bozzuto Properties.

“Both Incanto and The Channel represent the creative spirit that informs The Wharf’s entire urban revitalization concept. These residences represent “best of class” living space consistent with the highest levels of sustainability and energy efficiency—along with luxury finishes, unmatchable riverfront views, and optimal access to entertainment, dining, retail, and outdoor enjoyment spaces,” said Amer Hammour, chairman of Madison Marquette.

“Mayor Bowser’s top priority is producing and preserving more affordable housing across the District for our residents—in every part of the city,” said Polly Donaldson, director of the District’s Department of Housing and Community Development. “The Wharf is a shining example of how—by leveraging the value of public lands—we now have a project that will provide safe and affordable housing in a transforming community, near retail and other amenities.”

DC residents with Housing Choice Vouchers are welcome. Ronald McCoy, director of the Housing Choice Voucher Program at the DC Housing Authority (DCHA), said, “The District of Columbia Housing Authority has been working for years to give our voucher participants greater choice to move throughout the city. The Wharf presents a fantastic opportunity for all of our voucher clients, in particular those voucher clients who participate in the authority’s newest program—HALO (Housing Affordable Living Options)—to be able to have a new home in a vibrant community full of amenities. Voucher holders who participate in DCHA’s HALO program receive housing counseling and search assistance to find housing in lower poverty neighborhoods.”


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