Plans Filed For 472-Unit Development in Middle of Howard Campus

  • August 24th 2022

by UrbanTurf Staff

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A rendering of the residential portion of the redevelopment. Click to enlarge.

The development that Howard University has planned for two acres between Georgia Avenue and 8th Street NW between V and W Streets continues to move forward. 

The existing WRECO building.

The Bond Partnership, consisting of the Menkiti Group, Fivesquares Development, and EDENS, has filed its plans with DC's Historic Preservation Office to transform the Bond Bread Factory and Washington Railway & Electric Company (WRECO) buildings (map) into a 600,000 square-foot mixed-use destination. The development will include 472 residential units, 180 hotel rooms, 50,000 square feet of largely street-facing retail and a nearly 20,000 square-foot public plaza. 

A rendering of the hotel and hotel bar. Click to enlarge.

The new development, designed by STUDIOS Architecture, plans to incorporate several aspects of the existing buildings into the new project, including the trusses from the WRECO building that will sit thirty feet above the public plaza and the original columns from the Bond Bread building. 

The public plaza. Click to enlarge. 

The team envisions several outdoor uses throughout the project, including dining space and seasonal markets along V Street, as well as film screening and performance space along W Street. 

The Bond Bread Factory was constructed in 1929 and is designed by Corry B. Comstock in an art deco style, while the WRECO garage on the V Street corner was constructed the following year and is designed by the renowned Arthur Heaton. 

UrbanTurf will continue to monitor this development as it moves forward. 

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/plans-filed-for-472-unit-development-in-middle-of-howard-campus/20002.

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