Shaw is experiencing an urban renaissance of unprecedented proportions thanks to its proximity to the downtown core, excellent transportation access and lively cultural and entertainment venues.

Residents enjoy the ever-increasing dining and retail commercial conveniences, while local and national retailers like the rapidly increasing demographics. Once home to jazz legend Duke Ellington, the Shaw neighborhood still pulses with a rhythm felt by residents and visitors alike.

40 New Retailers Opened in 2016

In 2016, there were 40 retailers/restaurants that opened in Shaw, including Espita Mezcaleria, The Columbia Room, Buttercream Bake Shop, Hazel, RPM Italian, Smoked & Stacked, Ministry Apparel, Bucket Feet, Blush, Kyirisan, The Passenger and Half Smoke.


Population growth within 0.5 miles (2010–2016)

CityMarket at O

The $330 million development has become the neighborhood’s new epicenter. It is anchored by a 72,000 SF flagship Giant Food supermarket, a 182-room Cambria Suites hotel, 497 residential units and 560 parking spaces. Phase II will deliver 142 additional apartments in 2017.

New Tech Hub

The former Wonder Bread Factory (c. 1913) was transformed into the home of WeWork (co-working space) and iStrategyLabs’ new headquarters. In 2018/19, the Advisory Board will be moving into its new 500,000 SF HQ at 655 New York Avenue.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

Rhode Island Avenue, NE 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.

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*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.