Central 14th Street /
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.
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10-minute Walk Trade Area
- 22,300+ residents
- 16% population growth (2010–2019)
- 33% population aged 20–34
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.
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 – 2019)
- Anafre (Mexican restaurant)
- Bluebell Spa
- Barrilito Bar & Restaurant (Salvadoran/Mexican restaurant)
- Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana (Mexican restaurant)
- Tequila & Mezcal (Mexican restaurant)