Central 14th Street /
Spring Road



IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF COLUMBIA HEIGHTS is a distinctive concentration of ethnic restaurants and neighborhood service shops. Within these blocks along 14th Street, the linguistic diversity of businessowners and residents is reflected in the signs and menus. This experience is open to all visitors who would prefer a five-minute walk from a Metro station instead of an international flight. The growing mix of new and historic mid-rise buildings houses a dedicated buy-local residential base dedicated to watching this commercial core thrive.

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Neighborhood Features

10-minute Walk Trade Area

  • 25,600 residents
  • 17.1% population growth
  • 31% population aged 20–34

Great Streets + Main Streets

14th Street is a designated Great Streets corridor whose small businesses may apply for grants of up to $50,000 per location to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. The corridor also receives support from Uptown Main Street’s community-based economic development programs.

New Infill Development

Sleek, modern mid-rise multifamily additions are making their mark on 14th Street, with 13 projects delivered since 2015 and several more approved for construction permits.

New Bars + Restaurants

  • Añejo Bar & Grill (Tex-Mex)
  • Chicatana Fine Mexican
  • DC Corazon Fonda y Tequileria (Mexican)
  • Toro Bar (sports bar/pool & billiards hall)