DC Council Approves Bill For 393 Units, Whole Foods in Shaw

by UrbanTurf Staff

DC Council Approves Bill For 393 Units, Whole Foods in Shaw: Figure 1

The DC Council approved a bill on Tuesday to move forward with the development of a Whole Foods, and 393 market rate and affordable residential units at 965 Florida Avenue NW (map). The project is a joint venture from MRP Residential, The JBG Companies, Fundrise and Ellis Development.

The initial plans when the team was awarded the site in 2013 by the city included a 370,000 square-foot mixed-use building with a residential component and a market made up of stores and small grocers on the ground-level. In April, the Washington Business Journal reported that Whole Foods would anchor the new project.

The bill passed today included the official disposition of the DC-owned parcel.

“This is great news for the community,” Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau said in a statement. “All told, it will bring 106 units of affordable housing as well as a Whole Foods full-service grocery store to an area that needs more affordable housing options.”

The development is one of the first projects in DC to follow the city’s new affordable housing rules whereby 30 percent of residential units at new developments must be affordable.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dc_council_approves_bill_for_393_units_whole_foods_in_shaw/10367


  1. bloomingdale neighbor said at 10:11 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2015:
    Good news, but I hope that this includes the re-connection of W street from Florida to Georgia Avenue? There is a large population of potential shoppers in the neighborhoods east of this site but it's very difficult to get to since there are almost no through streets except super crowded Florida ave which is way out of the way for pedestrians coming from ledroit park and bloomingdale
  1. Bryan said at 8:22 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2015:
    @bloomingdale neighbor - JBG's project just to the south of 965 Florida will incorporate an extension of W Street from Florida Ave to 9th Street. The rest of the extension (to Georgia Ave) would need to happen on land owned by Howard University.

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