Six Developers Have Their Eyes on a City-Owned Parcel in Shaw

by Lark Turner

Six Developers Have Their Eyes on a City-Owned Parcel in Shaw: Figure 1
1336 8th Street NW. Image via Google Maps.

The District has plenty of developers to choose from for a vacant Shaw lot after a request for proposals (RFP) netted plans from six developers vying for the bid.

The lot at 1336 8th Street NW (map) is about a block from the Convention Center and sits across the street from the City Market at O apartments (the one with the rooftop dog park).

According to a city news release, the developers who submitted proposals include:

  • A&R Development and The Urban Group
  • Four Points LLC and The Warrenton Group
  • Madison Investments and Audubon Enterprises
  • Orr Partners
  • Pounds and Taurus Development
  • Roadside Development and Dantes Partners

The list includes a number of firms that put in bids for Parcel 42 at 7th and R Street NW in late 2012.

Taking their cue from the RFP, which you can check out here, each developer proposed a mixed-use building with ground-floor retail and residential units on the upper floors, some of which will be designated affordable. This area of Shaw is undergoing huge development-related changes. Within a couple blocks are the nearly-complete Marriott Marquis; two more proposed Marriott hotels with 200 included residences; a proposal for 125 studios in Blagden Alley; and more buildings in the works.

Victor Hoskins, the deputy mayor for planning and economic development, said in the release that the community was glad DC was moving toward selecting a developer for the space.

“The District is pleased to have such strong interest in the continuing revitalization of the Shaw neighborhood as evidenced by the number of teams responding to this development opportunity,” he said.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/six_companies_have_their_eyes_on_city-owned_parcel_in_shaw/8328

1 Comment

  1. Dave Dorros said at 3:34 pm on Tuesday April 8, 2014:
    Lark, Any idea who owns the church that is located adjacent to this parking lot? The church is located on the southeast corner of 9th and O. Thanks, David Dorros

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