A proposed development at Howard University has a striking early design and a sizable public amenity.
UrbanTurf has learned that Lowe, FLGA and Howard University have plans in the works for a 10-story mixed-use building at the site of the parking lot for the Howard East Towers (map) between 8th and 9th Street NW. The building will have ground floor commercial space below residential units, with parking for 235 vehicles. HKS Architects designed the project.
While the design and full scope of the development are in the early stages, one of the more interesting aspects of the project would be a two-block public plaza along W Street connecting Georgia Avenue to 9th Street. The development team noted that this 25-foot wide plaza could be used for public events.
The team, who presented at the ANC 1B Transportation Committee meeting earlier this week, is in the process of submitting an alley closure application to the city that would close a paper alley that connects 9th Street to W Street. The plan is to present more detailed development plans this summer. If all goes according to schedule, the project could break ground in the latter half of 2023.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/10-story-mixed-use-project-howard-university-will-have-massive-public-plaza/19523.
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