Central 14th Street (Spring Road)

The commercial area between Spring Road and Shepherd Streets, NW along 14th Street, NW is characterized by an eclectic mix of culturally diverse neighborhood establishments.

Within a five minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metrorail Station, the scale and charm of the existing one-story food and retail businesses still manage to maintain a hometown, neighborhood feel.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

14th Street is a designated Great Streets corridor. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2017, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.


Population growth within 0.5 miles (2010–2017)

New Infill Development

New mid-rise infill residential projects are making a mark on 14th Street, adding punchy colors and modern design to the architectural character of the streetscape.

Notable Retail Openings (2016-17)

  • Bluebell Spa
  • Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana (Mexican restaurant)
  • Barrilito Bar & Restaurant (Salvadoran/Mexican restaurant)
  • Little Coco’s (Italian restaurant)


Population within a ten-minute walk

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*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.