Welcome to Chemonics-Washington. We hope that you find our office welcoming and inspiring. We designed our space—from the furniture to the natural light to the technology—to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible office to all.

Getting to Chemonics-Washington

Location and Transportation

Chemonics-Washington is located at 1275 New Jersey Ave., SE, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20003. 


You will find secured underground parking beneath the building. The garage entrance is on Quander Street. All spaces are accessible by elevator. Please see goDCgo’s car-focused website for more information about parking, HOV lanes, ride-sharing, and other related resources.   

1275 New Jersey Avenue SE Garage Details  
Hours   Mon-Thurs: 7am-9pm  

Fri: 7am-12am  

The garage doors are closed outside of the times shown, but cars may exit any time  
Price  Daily Max (no pass): $20, $15 if in by 9am  

Payment Options: Cash, Credit Card 

Number of Spaces   Standard Parking Spaces: 156; Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Spaces: 6  
EV Charging  Free 4 hour-limit, $10/hour fee after to encourage movement.  

Register at SemaConnect to be able to use the charging stations.   

Other lots or garages throughout the Capitol Riverfront or The Yards neighborhoods offer parking. Limited metered street parking is also available on the streets immediately surrounding the building. Apps like ParkWhiz or SpotHero may help you find spaces. Please see ParkDC’s website for more information on parking.   


Chemonics-Washington is in close proximity (0.5-mile radius) to 10 Capital Bikeshare stations. Several companies operate dockless bikes that can be unlocked via mobile apps. The District’s Department of Transportation site lists these companies, the number of bikes available, and how to get more information. There are also public bicycle racks to secure your personal bicycle in close proximity to the building.  


Several buses stop near Chemonics-Washington. Visit goDCgo’s bus-focused website for more information about bus routes and for other related resources. The WMATA trip planner tool also outlines public transportation options to Chemonics-Washington.  


Chemonics-Washington is close to four Metro lines.   

  • The Green line services the Navy Yard-Ballpark station. The walk to Chemonics-Washington from the station entrance at the northwest corner of M Street and New Jersey Avenue SE is approximately 3 minutes and 0.1 miles.  
  • The Blue, Orange, and Silver lines pass through Capitol South station. The walk to Chemonics-Washington from the station entrance at First Street and C Street SE is approximately 15 minutes and 0.75 miles.  

Water Taxi

City Cruises operates a water taxi connecting The Wharf to Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, and National Harbor. The dock is approximately a 30-minute walk (1.3 miles) from Chemonics-Washington. 

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Accessing our Building

All Chemonics visitors must check-in at the security desk in the building lobby or at Chemonics reception desk upon entering the building. Visitors will be required to confirm their COVID-19 vaccination status and show a photo ID before receiving a temporary visitor pass. Temporary passes must be visible at all times in the building. Staff are expected to escort their visitors at all times while at the office. 

Safety and Security Approach

Chemonics is dedicated to providing a secure work environment and visitor experience for all by implementing proactive safety and security measures. We ask that visitors adhere to all security policies and procedures. In an emergency, your Chemonics sponsor is responsible for assisting you to the designated rally point.  

Visitor Information:

  • All visitors must register via the kiosks at reception through the visitor management system.
  • Once registered, hosts will be contacted by email to meet their visitor at reception.
  • Visitors must be escorted by Chemonics staff at all times and display their visitor badges.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Staff are required to accompany all visitors throughout the office, beginning at reception and ending by escorting the visitor back to reception.

Chemonics prides itself on creating a workplace that puts the health and safety of our employees and visitors first. To mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infections, we have implemented enhanced daily cleaning protocols to ensure the health and safety of our employees and visitors. Finally, we follow federal and local guidelines on masking. Currently, there is no requirement for masking on our premises.  

Office Amenities

Inside Café 75 on Chemonics-Washington’s third floor, you will find an ‘Honor Market’ which serves a variety of meals, snacks, and drinks. Simply grab what you would like, scan the items, and pay at the kiosk with either a credit or debit card. You will also find refreshments like hot coffee, tea, kombucha, and seltzer located throughout the building.

Additional Information

 To learn even more about Chemonics-Washington, look for QR codes posted throughout the building. Scan each QR code with your device to be taken to a website with additional information, such as our approach to sustainability, guidance on connecting to Wi-FI, and accessibility and inclusion features in the building. 


All above information is accurate as of June 2024.