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Rooftop pool deck atop an amenity fitness bridge at dusk.

Live in Light. Live Vela.

Vela evokes a lightness and simplicity for all those who make it home. Our community provides residents with tranquil, expansive water views of the Anacostia River. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite high levels of natural light into every corner, perfectly combining functionality, beauty, and peace.

  • Floating, double-height glass bridge fitness center
  • Business center with collaboration spaces and individual pods
  • Outdoor courtyard and garden
  • Rooftop pool deck and lounge
  • Game room
  • Pet spa for your furry friends
  • Clubroom with entertainment area
  • Self-serve package room
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A modern lobby with comfortable white chairs and floor to ceiling windows, looking out onto the outdoor terrance

Coworking Spaces


The inviting indoor and outdoor workspaces also feature a business center, individual pods, and a group meeting room where you can focus, collaborate, and stimulate your senses right from home.

Outdoor Garden


Emanating a warm atmosphere, the outdoor courtyard is the perfect tranquil place for reflection, mindfulness, and comfort. Lounge next to fireplace and be surrounded by nature.


A landscaped outdoor terrace, with green space and outdoor lighting
Fitness center with weight machines, cardio equipment, modern light fixtures and light natural wood tones

Fjord Fitness Center


A double-height, signature floating glass facility designed for views from every direction. Access to premium wellness and high-tech fitness equipment, and a fitness studio for group workouts or personalized training.

Fitness Studio


Reinvigorate your fitness routine in the spa-like fitness studio featuring high-wood wall paneling and unique interior finishes that reset and bring balance to the mind and body.



This stunning indoor/outdoor clubroom has entertaining spaces to host gatherings, numerous seating areas to socialize, and an intimate fireplace to sit back and relax.

Game Room


Connected to the club room, the game room features a shuffleboard, lounge area and bar seats to enjoy a game night at home.

Rooftop Pool Deck


The scenic pool deck perfectly captures the coveted panoramic views to relax and unwind, and includes a lap pool, poolside lounge chairs, and resort-style pavilions.

Outdoor Terrace


An extension of the Club Room, this open-air terrace features barbeque grill stations with built-in sinks and ample seating with a fireplace to entertain beyond your home.

Package Rooms


Spacious and fully equipped with self-service, smart technology operated package lockers.



Now open on the ground floor of Vela with direct access for residents from the lobby. Grab a coffee to go or enjoy brunch with family & friends at one of the rustic tables. Maman's antique décor, floral accents, and signature south of France flair create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere for all that enter.

Playa Bowls


Coming soon to the ground floor of Vela. Serving up the perfect açaí, pitaya, and coconut bowls and smoothies and, bringing exotic surf town-inspired vibes.

Building Amenities

  • Coworking spaces, and individual pods with temperature control and sit-stand desks
  • Outdoor courtyard within the lobby
  • Fjord Fitness Center with premium wellness and high-tech equipment
  • Fitness studio for group workouts or personalized training sessions
  • Clubroom with entertaining spaces, seating areas to socialize, and an intimate fireplace
  • Outdoor Terrace featuring multiple grill stations and ample seating areas 
  • Game Room featuring shuffleboard, a lounge area and bar seats
  • Rooftop pool deck with lap pool, poolside lounge chairs, and resort-style pavilions
  • Pet spa for furry friends
  • Bike storage
  • Resident storage
  • Package lockers
  • 24-hour maintenance emergency services
  • High-speed WiFi throughout amenity areas
  • Guest parking
  • Destination Dispatch
  • Secured garage parking and EV charging
  • Pedestrian friendly, curb-less entry points
  • LEED certified
  • PV/solar
  • In-building retail along the ground floor, including Maman, Warby Parker, and Playa Bowls


Vela is more than a home, it’s a retail destination featuring vibrant shops and restaurants, providing you fast and easy shopping options right at home. Maman, Warby Parker, and Playa Bowls, to name a few.


Centrally located near all The Yards has to offer –restaurants, craft breweries and signature shops with riverfront views.

Get in Touch

We look forward to helping you find your new home and answering questions on availability, pricing and more.

1300 Yards Place SE

Washington, DC 20003


Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm