The apartment and grocery store should pair nicely with the condo buildings at that end of the cooridor: Capitol Place Development coming soon on the south side of H and the already open Landmark Lofts (at Senate Square) on the north.
The H Street corridor may soon have a new 6-story apartment building and full service grocery store, a boon for the up-and-coming neighborhood in northeast Washington DC. Steuart Investment Company has owned several of the lots on the northeast corner of 3rd and H Streets, and in 2005 assembled a developable site by acquiring the remaining portion from BP AMOCO (BP) for $1.5 million, scotching BP's plans for a giant filling station and truck depot. The developer plans to build a six-story building with over 200,000 s.f. of residential and 46,500 s.f. of retail designed by Torti Gallas. The mixed-use building, with neighborhood approval, calls for an anchor grocer and LEED- certified rental units, and will continue the reinvigoration of a corridor already known for its burgeoning restaurant, bar and entertainment scene.
It will be interesting to see what it lands. Petitions calling for Whole Foods (here) and Trader Joe's (here) to open locations on H Street are already in the works. I think either one would be great for the gorgeous new H Street Connection between 8th and 10th makes perfect sense as Capitol Hill and the surrounding parts of DC East of Dupont can surely support either.