Central 14th Street / WMATA Bus Barn



CHARACTERIZED BY ONE-STORY COMMERCIAL STOREFRONTS and the WMATA Bus Barn, this portion of 14th Street, NW between Webster and Decatur Streets, NW, has a charming neighborhood feel. With relatively wide sidewalks, an attractive streetscape and an active business community, the economic potential of this commercial node has yet to peak.

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Neighborhood Features

New + Improved Restaurants

  • The Highlands, a longtime 14th Street food scene staple, recently underwent renovation, and Spanish restaurant Atxondo moved in next door.
  • Additional 2020 arrivals include Stein’s Cafe Raw Bar and Pica Taco To Go.
  • In 2021 the corridor will welcome Dangerously Delicious Pies and La Villa Pizzeria, which will reopen following a 2019 fire.

Creative Corridor

  • The 14th Street Graffiti Museum, an outdoor, self-guided art installation highlighting the history of graffiti in the District, opened in 2020.
  • Four new murals were installed in an alley on the 4600 block of 14th Street as part of the #MuralsDC51 initiative.
  • Curious Explorers Child Development Center arrived in 2020 and offers a creative curriculum for children up to age 5.

Top Local Industries

5,375 Total Area Employment

  • Health Care & Social Assistance: 21%
  • Administrative/Support & Waste Management/Remediation Services: 18%
  • Professional Services: 12%

WMATA Bus Barn 

Led by Beyer Blinder Belle, a multi-disciplinary team has redesigned the WMATA Northern Bus Garage (c. 1906) at 4615 14th Street NW to accommodate new retail, office, and/or cultural space while preserving the historic façade. Redevelopment of the “Bus Barn” is anticipated for completion in 2025.