Friday, October 15, 2010

H Street Development Update (progress along the eastern end)

The plans for the Arboretum Place have become the Flats at the Atlas District and have broken ground.  This mixed use building will be located at 1600 Maryland Ave. just across the Starburst intersection from the eastern end of the H Street Corridor.

Construction is moving along at the old Police Station at 525 9th St and also the old Fire House at 1341 Maryland Ave.  The new buildings will be called the Station and The Engine House.  The tuckpointing of the Station is nearly complete and the building already looks great from the outside.  Construction is expected to continue well into next year. 

Movement has finally begun on the vacant lots at 1113-1117 H Street.  The property is to be surplussed by the city, which will allow Stan Wall to begin to finalize his plans for a 16 unit development with ground floor retail.  There will be a public meeting on the plans to surplus the building on November 10, at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE).  Wall will also attend the ANC6A Economic Development and Zoning Committee hearing on October 20 to begin discussions about his plans and designs for the new building. 

Finally, the Autozone site at 1207 H Street is pending sale to Western Development.  Though Autozone's current lease has yet to expire this represents a very exciting development as the property is one of the most readily developable plots along the eastern end of H Street, but is currently put to poor use.  Western Development has done a number of big projects in the DC area, including Gallery Place, the Washington Harbour, and Georgetown Park.


  1. How (and to whom) can we advocate re-development of Autozone at 1207 H NE? While it certainly serves a purpose, with the lightning-paced development along H, particularly between 10th-14th, it no longer fits in the neighborhood. We live two blocks from the store and we'd love to see it re-developed into something more aesthetically pleasing that contributes to the increasing vitality of our area.

  2. At the ANC6a meeting on Thurs, 10/14, Ken Brewer, the new Director of H St CDC said that the Auto Zone had 2 five-year options remaining on its lease.
    That's pretty disappointing to many of us who would like to see that "mistake" gone from H Street sooner rather than later. What in the hell was H Street CDC thinking when they tore down those old Victorian buildings for a parking lot that we can't even use?

  3. Just a reminder of what happened to the old Victorian buildings on H Street.

  4. What's happening at the large open corner:3rd and H Street NE? Have heard that Whole Foods might be going in there... Any word on the latest plans? Has anything been approved? Thanks