The 9 Developments and 1,250 Units in the Works For Shaw

  • May 30th 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Today, UrbanTurf continues our tour of neighborhood developments around the region as we take a look at the residential pipeline in and around Shaw.

Projects in the (previously-covered) Howard University pipeline aside, hundreds of units are on the boards and in the works in the neighborhood along 9th Street NW.

Below, UrbanTurf revisits the larger developments coming to the Shaw area, from Cardozo to Mount Vernon Square Metro. If we missed a large development, shoot us an email at editor(at)urbanturf.com.

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have covered thus far this year:


1322 9th Street NW

Kadida Development Group and Architextual have filed plans with DC's Historic Preservation Board for a 40-unit apartment building on the lot located at 1322 9th Street NW (map). The units will range in size from approximately 420 square feet to 1,100 square feet. This is not the first idea pitched for this site. Two years ago, Fillat+Architecture submitted plans for a five-story, 104-room "lifestyle hotel" on the same lot. 

Condos Behind Bohemian Caverns

Bello Realty Partners appears to still have plans in the works for a residential development on the surface parking lot behind the old Bohemian Caverns building at 11th and U Streets NW (map). The six-story project, which would deliver 39 condominium units, received approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) in 2021. Torti Gallas and Partners is the architect.

Manna Mixed-Use

Last year, the DC Zoning Commission approved a map amendment application filed by New Community Church and nonprofit developer Manna to rezone a portion of the 600 block of S Street NW (map), across from the Wonder Bread factory. This will enable a by-right redevelopment at the current site of Manna's satellite office, wrapping the church with new construction to deliver 80 apartments and a new, three-story office space for Manna. 

The units will be affordable to households earning up to 30% and 60% of AMI, and the development will also incorporate the façades of the rowhouses at 618 and 620 S Street and provide 25 below-grade parking spaces. PGN Architects is the designer.

Heritage at Shaw Redevelopment

MidCity Development has plans in the works to replace the apartment buildings on the 1700 block of 8th Street NW (map) with a nine-story, 316-unit project. Fifteen percent of the units will be affordable to households earning up to 60% of AMI, and 20% of the units will be two- and three-bedrooms. The development will include a rooftop pool and 93 below-grade parking spaces. Eric Colbert & Associates is the architect.

Parcel 42

Dantes Partners is hard at work on its new building at Parcel 42, the city-owned site at 1707 7th Street NW (map). The developer is constructing a 10-story development with 110 apartments above retail that will include daytime public access to a lounge-like lobby.

Of the apartments, 108 will be affordable to households earning up to 30%, 50%, and 80% of area median income, and 77 will be one-bedrooms. The building will also include a fitness center, lounge/coworking space, a residential bicycle room, and 18 surface parking spaces, and the triangular parcel across the alley will serve as public space with a 60-foot long art installation. Grimm + Parker is the architect. 


1515 9th Street NW

Monarch Urban is redeveloping 1515 9th Street NW (map) into a 45-unit residential development. The site currently consists of a two-story commercial building and a surface parking lot. 

The new development, designed by KASA Architecture, will consist of a mix of one- and two-bedroom residences. The development team is pursuing a map amendment to rezone the site and as part of the map amendment, the project will be subject to Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Plus and will be required to set aside 18% of the condos for IZ units.

7th and P Streets

Trammell Crow subsidiary High Street Residential is working on a 90 foot-tall building with 230 apartments above 7,440 square feet of retail at 7th and P Streets NW (map). Twenty-nine of the units will be affordable to households earning up to 60% of AMI, and amenities will include a rooftop pool deck. Eric Colbert & Associates is the designer. The development will also deliver a public art element on P Street and provide 56 vehicular parking and 65 long-term bicycle spaces.  

New Bethany Infill Development

A 45-unit residential development is planned for New Bethany Baptist Church's parking lot at 1301 11th Street NW (map). The four-story project will also have habitable cellar and penthouse levels and will also include nine surface parking spaces. Gragg Cardona Partners and EHT Traceries are the developers and Eric Colbert & Associates is the architect.

Washington Apartments Redevelopment

In November 2022, the DC Court of Appeals rendered an opinion allowing developer MidCity to move forward with replacing the 63-unit Washington Apartments Complex in the 1200 block of 5th Street NW (map) with a 363-unit development, despite the objections of local religious leaders.

The project would include 40 IZ units for households earning up to 60% AMI and three for households earning up to 50% AMI. The Torti Gallas Urban-designed building would also have rooftop solar panels, a 103-space parking garage with electric vehicle charging stations, bicycle storage with e-bike charging outlets, and a pool-topped bridge between its two volumes.

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