The H Street Development Rundown

by Shilpi Paul

The H Street Development Rundown: Figure 1
Looking down H Street NE, by NCinDC

Since we last mapped out the developments on tap for the H Street Corridor in 2011, several of the projects have delivered, including 360˚ H and the Giant supermarket. Here is an updated look at the projects that are currently in the planning stages or under construction on the strip.

Note: We realize that we may have missed one or two projects, so just send an email to editor2013@urbanturf.com and we will add it in.

The H Street Development Rundown: Figure 2

301 H Street

Capital City Real Estate has a 25-unit condo project at 301 H Street NE in the works. The matter-of-right project will take about 12 months to construct, and should deliver in 2014. Architect Norman Smith designed the six-story building, which sits across the street from 360˚ H Street. The units will be one- and two-bedrooms.

The H Street Development Rundown: Figure 3

600 H Street NE

Insight Property Group has plans to build a new project with 450 rental apartments, 74,000 square feet of retail, 442 underground parking spaces, and bicycle parking on the block bounded by H Street, I Street, 6th Street and 7th Street NE. Insight is in the process of acquiring the properties on the site, and has submitted a PUD application for the project, which would include an open courtyard and five rooftop gardens. SK&I Architectural Design Group designed the building. No timeline is in place.

The H Street Development Rundown: Figure 4
600 Block of H Street NE. Courtesy of Google Maps.

The Jair Lynch Apartments

Jair Lynch is planning on creating 240 new apartments along the south side of H Street, between 6th and 7th NE. The developers were issued initial demolition permits in December of last year. The new building will rise nine stories, and Jair Lynch hopes to rent the ground floor space to a restaurant, coffee shop and a market such as Marvelous Market or YES! Organic.

The H Street Development Rundown: Figure 5

The Woolworth Condominiums

A 16-unit condo project from Wall Development is in the works for 1115 H Street NE. The project website states that the units, which are aiming for LEED platinum certification, will deliver this fall with prices starting in the $300,000s.

The H Street Development Rundown: Figure 6

H Street Connection

Developer Rappaport Companies plans to build an 8-story, mixed-use project on the site of H Street Connection, a strip mall on the south side of H street between 8th and 10th streets NE (map). The development plan calls for 346 to 423 apartments and over 50,000 square feet of retail. The project is still in the planning stages, and Housing Complex reported last year that developer Gary Rappaport was waiting for the streetcar to become a sure thing before he began the building process, which would involve terminating the leases of the current retail tenants and finding a joint venture partner.

The H Street Development Rundown: Figure 7

R.L. Christian Library site

Chosen through a bidding process initiated by the city, the site of the R.L. Christian library at 1300 H Street NE is set to be developed by the H Street Community Development Corporation and Fundrise. The 30-unit building will have a large retail component that will include a local food market and retail incubator for ten local merchants. No timeline is in place yet.

The H Street Development Rundown: Figure 8

The Maia

Since we last compiled this list, Valor Development decided to increase the size of The Maia, located at 1350 Maryland Avenue, from 49 units to 84. Construction on the condo project, designed by PGN Architects, is underway. The building will have one- and two-bedroom units.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_h_street_development_rundown/7314


  1. Tom A. said at 8:53 pm on Monday July 15, 2013:
    Reading about an 84 unit condo building on the 1300 block of H just gave me heart palpitations! The Valor project is not on H Street, but at Maryland and 14th. If they are going to try to use an H Street address, (which is kinda lame in my opinion) I'm fairly certain it cannot be 1350, as 1350 is already taken, and is on the NORTH side of the street, next to Redrocks Pizza. If they are going to have an entrance on H Street in that new building they've just constructed, the address would be 1385. The idea of the Valor project jutting onto H street seems wrong, but I haven't seen the plans, so maybe it's not as bad as it sounds. Oh, I just realized that the 1350 comes from the church address of 1350 Maryland Ave- not 1350 H Street. Don't scare me like that. 😃
  1. Shilpi Paul said at 9:03 pm on Monday July 15, 2013:
    Tom A. Thanks for the note! I've corrected the address. Shilpi
  1. Jim said at 1:27 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013:
    Those sightlines give me indigestion. Keep H ST short.
  1. JM said at 1:58 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013:
    I wouldn't mind the shade these days.
  1. Nearby H said at 3:35 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013:
    Not technically on H, but the Fisher Brothers project on 2nd overlooks the Hopscotch. It's huge with around 375 apartment units--adding more density to the west side of H.
  1. tim said at 3:35 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013:
    Many of these projects have been on the board for years without any tangible progress. The Giant is open and there is the big project across the street U/C. But, mostly it seems like the H Street is perennially 2 to 3 years from taking off.
  1. Unotres said at 3:47 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013:
    These renderings resemble Arlington -- make way for the starbucks and brown flip flops...
  1. Bertie said at 4:30 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013:
    Wow, soon H St. will be indistinguishable from 14th St.
  1. Cooch said at 4:32 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013:
    <i>These renderings resemble Arlington—make way for the starbucks and brown flip flops…</i> Maybe when H Street gets its crime rates down to Arlington levels...not before.
  1. adam said at 8:46 pm on Wednesday July 17, 2013:
    What's up with the Jair Lynch project? They've had demo permits for over a year and a half, kicked out the farmer's market two summers ago, and have done absolutely nothing. If they're not going to do the project, they should at least let the farmer's market come back.
  1. Sanchez said at 6:18 pm on Monday July 22, 2013:
    I am all for development and creating safer, more usable communities, but is no community's history sacred? I don't want to live a congested suburb, I want to live in a city. One with all it's character of times past and an energy as diverse as it's inhabitants. Many of these developments will strip H St of it's character in favor of trendy living. The population will be about as diverse as these proposed buildings... Monotone.
  1. Nick said at 1:41 pm on Saturday January 18, 2014:
    Just happened across this article as I was looking for more info on the Jair Lynch work behind my condo. Looks like it’s finally moving based on the parties they throw at 5:30 in the morning every day before commencing “work” (mostly throwing things around it seems) They’re holding a neighborhood meeting monday to discuss details of the project with residents. Wonder what they’re going to do about parking. It’s already tough to park within a block of 6th and H, they dropped a few more parking spots as “loading zones” except for sundays and from 10pm to 6am or some nonsense. 732 new apartments? That $25,000 parking spot option with my condo is looking a little less ridiculous. only a little though.

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