Growth of H Street Continues with New Apartments and Grocery

by Will Smith

DCmud is reporting that the construction of a six-story apartment building complete with a ground-floor grocery store is increasingly likely at the northeast corner of 3rd and H Streets in Northeast’s H Street Corridor (map). The building would include 212 units plus two levels of parking. The grocery store has yet to be decided, and construction will not proceed until it has been. The developer is hoping that will happen by summer or fall of next year, according to DCmud.

Looking down H Street, NE. Photo courtesy the Bloomingdale blog.

The increased population density and brand new grocery store would add to the momentum the neighborhood has achieved in recent years, with new restaurants and bars popping up all the time — not to mention the passionate residents. We recently posted a question from an UrbanTurf reader who was considering moving to the neighborhood. The question elicited 56 comments (most of them positive), making it one of our most commented posts ever.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/growth_of_h_street_continues_with_new_apartments_and_grocery/1386


  1. RL said at 10:29 am on Wednesday October 7, 2009:

    It was one of the most commented posts ever because H street is awesome. It is minutes to downtown and completely undervalued. Better bars than U street, better community than logan circle/shaw, and with NOMA’s growth outpacing the navy yard’s ball park area, a much brighter future.

  1. MSGD said at 2:34 pm on Wednesday October 7, 2009:

    Sounds terific for the neighborhood, but do the residents of next door Landmark Lofts think a high-traffic grocery store such as Trader Joe’s so close is an asset? How about more rental apartments instead of additional condos for this location with the new trolley in the works?

  1. Will Smith said at 2:37 pm on Wednesday October 7, 2009:

    MSGD -

    The new building is for rentals, not condos. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

    As for a new Trader Joe’s, why wouldn’t residents welcome it?

  1. Fritz Hubig said at 3:30 pm on Thursday October 8, 2009:

    Trader Joes would be a welcome addition and fit the profile of the folks moving here, I love Yes organic on the Hill, but its too expensive! Harris Teeter is ok down near Potomac avenue, but not great. At any rate, to foster true community feel, H Street needs more condos!

  1. NomaGuy said at 9:53 am on Friday October 9, 2009:

    What do people think of H Street’s safety? How long would people give it until house prices start to rise significantly (e.g. U Street Transition)?

  1. Tom A. said at 3:21 pm on Friday October 9, 2009:

    Nomaguy:  In general,  I think the days of deals near H Street are over when the recession ends and we stop hemorrhaging jobs- probably within the next year.  For the most part you already can’t get a turnkey brick row house south of H for under 500k.  I saw lots of property selling very quickly for over 700k on F and G Streets over the summer.  There are only about 5 houses under 500k just south of H, but around 20 places for over 500k. 

    And what makes you think U Street is safer than H? More pedestrians?  I think crime around U Street is higher.

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