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.
10-Minute Walk Trade Area
- 21,800+ residents
- 15% population growth (2010-2018)
- 33% population aged 20-34
- Detailed demographics
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. Between 2015-2018, 10 such projects were completed, ranging from 4-20 units, and the Randolph 14 delivered 9 new condos in Q1 2019.
Notable Retail Openings (2016-18)
- Bluebell Spa
- Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana (Mexican restaurant)
- Barrilito Bar & Restaurant (Salvadoran/Mexican restaurant)
- Little Coco’s (Italian restaurant)
- Little Havana (Cuban restaurant)
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 2018, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.