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
- 22,300+ residents
- 16% population growth (2010–2019)
- 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 2019.
NOTABLE RETAIL OPENINGS (2017-19)
- Anafre (Mexican restaurant)
- Bluebell Spa
- Barrilito Bar & Restaurant (Salvadoran/Mexican restaurant)
- Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana (Mexican restaurant)
- Tequila & Mezcal (Mexican restaurant)
GREAT STREETS AND MAIN STREETS
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 2019, up to $50,000 was awarded per location. The corridor is also supported through community-based economic development programs led by the Uptown Main Street.