Parking and Directions

Metro Stops

Three different stations of the Metro Subway system are within easy walking distance of the WDC:

  • McPherson Square two blocks south (blue, orange, and silver lines)
  • Metro Center four blocks south (red, blue, orange and silver lines)
  • Farragut North four blocks west (red line)

Access + Parking

Located directly on 14th Street, NW, major Washington, DC thoroughfares provide easy access from all areas of Maryland, Virginia and DC.

The L Street parking garage in the building can fill up quickly.  When visiting the WDC, we recommend planning your parking ahead of time when possible.  The following list of parking options are all within a short walk of the building or you can click this link to explore available and book in advance.

1100 13th St., NW (Colonial Parking)
1018 13th St., NW (Park America)
1400 L St., NW (Colonial Parking)
1275 K St., NW (LAZ Parking – entry on 13th St.)
1101 Vermont Ave., NW (Mid Atlantic)
1310 L St., NW (C&C Parking)

Make It A Lunch Date

The Washington Design Center at Franklin Court is surrounded by a variety of culinary options, suited to every schedule and taste. Coffee shops, sandwich specialists and pizza kitchens can be found on every nearby block. Within two blocks, you will find fine dining at DC Coast, Lincoln, Zentan and Toscana West among others; with City Center’s DBGB Kitchen and Bar and Del Frisco’s just a few blocks further. A quick taxi ride north of Thomas Circle will take you to the bounty of new restaurants in the hopping upper 14th Street corridor. For more information visit