Proposal for H Street Library: The Winner Is…

by Shilpi Paul

Proposal for H Street Library: The Winner Is...: Figure 1
1300 H Street NE, currently. Photo courtesy of NCinDC.

Last Friday, we outlined the six proposals competing for the redevelopment plan for the space at 1300 H Street NE in the heart of the H Street Corridor (map). The city wants to see a mixed-use, community-friendly project at the address, which is currently occupied by R.L. Christian Library.

We polled readers on their favorites and got a huge response, with over 1,150 total votes being cast.

So, what do readers want?

Proposal for H Street Library: The Winner Is...: Figure 2
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The winning proposal went to the folks behind Fundrise (also the poll experts who created Popularise), whose project outlined a plan for 30 condos with a local food market and community buy-in. Coming in at a relatively close second was the proposal from Neighborhood Development Company, who committed to bringing a YES! Organic Market to the space and hopes to build one-bedrooms on the larger size for the residential space.

Finally, coming in third with a respectable 15 percent of the votes was Argos’ plan for family-sized two- and three-bedroom units and a police substation in the ground floor.

The city will be choosing their favorite from among these six over the coming months.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/proposal_for_h_street_library_the_winner_is/6130


  1. S4MPL3 said at 7:04 pm on Tuesday October 9, 2012:
    Come to Loudoun County
  1. oh really said at 1:30 am on Wednesday October 10, 2012:
    Neighborhood Development Corp??? Are you kidding. NO surprise really. All the cozy cashcow DC deals go to Jair Lynch or NDC's Adrian Washington in DC? Not that anyone really pays attention to these aweet DEALS??. It's a cozy little cesspool arrangement the rest of the fair-market bidding crowd should NEVER complain to understand.
  1. Bill32 said at 9:11 pm on Friday October 12, 2012:
    The real problem with these city solicitations is that they pick someone and then the site sits there for 5 years with nothing happening. I think Wall developmet got one of these 5 years ago on H Street and nothing yet! I hope they pick someone who can actually build it now.

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