Central 14th Street /
Spring Road

NW

OVERVIEW
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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Neighborhood Features

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)