Neighborhoods

Shaw

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.

SHOPPING, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION

  • Bonobos—2016 opening
  • Compass Coffee—2014, 2015 & 2019
  • The Howard Theater—2012
  • Landmark Theaters—2015
  • Leon Restaurants—2019
  • Mason Dixie Biscuit —2018
  • Unconventional Diner—2018
  • Union Kitchen Grocery—2017 & 2019
  • Warby Parker—2015
  • Zeppelin Restaurant & Bar—2019

GREAT STREETS AND MAIN STREETS

Many of the corridors in Shaw are designated as Great Streets and small businesses can apply for grants (up to $50,000 was awarded per location in 2019) to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs as funds become available. The corridor is also supported by the Shaw Main Streets program through community-based economic development programs.

GROCERY ANCHORED NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

  • The Wren (965 Florida Avenue) will deliver 433 apartments and a new 43,000 SF Whole Foods Market in Q4 2020.
  • The $330 million CityMarket at O has become the neighborhood’s new epicenter and includes a 72,000 SF Giant Food supermarket, 182-room Cambria Suites hotel, 639 residential units, and 15,000 SF of additional retail.

TOP RESTAURANT TALENT

  • The Dabney, Kinship, and Metier all received one star in the 2020 Michelin Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant, Hanumanh, Hazel, The Royal, Supra, Tiger Fork, and Unconventional Diner are on the Michelin Guide’s 2020 Bib Gourmand list.
  • The Dabney’s Jeremiah Langhorne was named Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic by the James Beard Foundation in 2018 and Columbia Room won best American cocktail bar at 2017 Annual Spirited Awards.

AN INNOVATION HUB

  • The former Wonder Bread Factory (c. 1913) was transformed into the home of WeWork (co-working space).
  • PWC (182,000 SF) & WeWork (107,000 SF) are the anchor office tenants in the 655 New York Avenue development.

TOP LOCAL INDUSTRIES

113,325 Total Area Employment

  • Public Administration: 39%
  • Educational Services: 12%
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services: 11%

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