Ward One Development Highlights

This issue of Capital Columns will focus on Howard Town Center and Highland Park, two development projects in Ward One.

As part of the larger Uptown Destination District, the Howard Town Center is a major mixed-use project at Georgia Avenue and W Street, NW.

The District Government and Howard University are working together to redevelop the site as the future Howard Town Center complex. The University and Ward One residents wanted to create a vibrant, interesting and attractive shopping environment with outdoor leisure and entertainment options.

This mixed-use development includes 70,000 sq. ft. of retail anchored by The Fresh Grocer grocery store, 220 apartments and a 520-car parking garage. It is expected to deliver in 2007. Trammell Crow Company, Howard University and High Street Residential are the developers for the $56 million project.

Located at 3000 14th Street, NW, Highland Park is a new, mixed-use development that brings more residential opportunities to the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

The project totals 186,295 sq. ft. and is located above the Columbia Heights Metro Station and near the proposed DC USA retail complex.

Highland Park will include 21,865 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail space on the corner of 14th and Irving Streets, 235 residential units and 278 parking spaces. There are four apartment unit types available with numerous floor plans, unit sizes range from 550-1,070 sq. ft.

Columbia Heights Ventures and Donatelli & Klein are the developers for the $50 million project, which is expected to deliver in 2007. The property development rights for the project were awarded by NCRC, and this is one of several NCRC parcels to be developed in the immediate area.

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