North Capitol



NORTH CAPITOL’S FOUR COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS — North Capitol Street and Rhode Island, New York, and Florida Avenues — are gateways into DC as well as destinations in their own rights. With hundreds of residential units in the pipeline, the area offers prime retail and commercial opportunities for businesses looking to set up shop.

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Notable Business Openings Since 2017

  • Creative Grounds DC (café/art/community space)
  • Glassey (Indian restaurant)
  • Supreme Barbeque

Great Streets + Main Streets

Several streets in the area are designated Great Streets corridors whose small businesses may apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. North Capitol Main Street also provides support through community-based economic development initiatives.

Destination Restaurants + Bars

  • DCity Smokehouse—#2 best barbecue joint in the DC area (The Washington Post 2020) and one of the top 15 best barbecue joints in DC (Thrillist 2021)
  • The Red Hen (Italian)—Michelin Bib Gourmand
  • The Royal (Latin American)—Michelin Bib Gourmand

New + Upcoming Development

  • Vicino (1324 North Capitol St NW) will deliver 67 apartments & commercial space in 2022.
  • 1600 North Capitol St NW, formerly a gas station, will deliver up to 95 rental units and 5,000 SF of retail in 2023.
  • The 30,000 SF Langston-Slater elementary school campus (33–45 P St NW) will undergo redevelopment per a District RFP issued in July 2020. Future uses must incorporate existing tenant Associates for Renewal in Education, Inc. (ARE).
  • The Barnett-Adan Apartments (4–14 Q St NW & 14–16 Florida Ave NW) will comprise 24 affordable apartments and commercial and office space. The District selected nonprofit Mi Casa to develop permanent supportive housing, fully accessible, and aging-in-place units.
  • At 1 Florida Ave, Aria Development Group will build a 15-story building with 410 apartments and retail.
  • 1509–1519 North Capitol St will contain 139 affordable apartments constructed by So Others Might Eat (SOME).