St. Matthews Lutheran Church Redevelopment


Washington, D.C.


Civil Engineering
Landscape Architecture

Project Size

217,000 SF

Completion Date


Total Cost

$13 Million est.


Trammel Crow

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided surveying, civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the redevelopment of this dilapidated church located in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood. The project is a unique mixed-use development as it contains 220 residencies, retail space, community center, sanctuary and two levels of below-grade parking.

WM provided all survey services that included topographic, boundary and utility surveys. Civil engineering services included grading, stormwater management, streetlight design and streetscape improvement within the public space.

Existing infrastructure included 12” sanitary sewer and six-way electrical ductbank that was located entirely on private property. Prior to development of the site, WM had to adjust to the challenge of DC Water’s required relocation of the 12” sanitary sewer and PEPCO’s required relocation of the existing six-way electrical ductbank into public space. WM worked extensively with DC Water to coordinate concept, details, and final approvals. WM provided final as-built documents to DC Water as part of the approval process.

Developers behind the project include Trammel Crow, CSG Urban Partners and Meadow Partners.

Photos courtesy of: Shalom Baranes

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