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Retail, 70 Residences Coming to 8th and O Streets NW

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Shaw's ongoing development boom is coming into greater focus, with an announcement this afternoon that the city has selected a developer for a District-owned lot at 8th and O streets NW.

Roadside Development got the nod to develop the 13,000-square-foot parcel, which currently serves as a surface parking lot. The D.C.-based developer, which also built the CityMarket at O complex across the street, anchored by a Giant supermarket, beat out three other shortlisted developers with a proposal for about 70 residential units over ground-floor retail. D.C.-based Dantes Partners is also part of the selected team.

“The 8th & O site offers the opportunity to continue the momentum of the revitalization of the Shaw neighborhood, and we are excited to have a development team with a proven track record of developing unique, high-quality projects in this community,” Mayor Vince Gray says in a statement. “The development of 8th & O will complement and enhance the City Market at O by providing additional residential and local retail opportunities.”

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development issued a request for proposals for the site in December 2013. Developers submitted responses in March, and the shortlist was announced in June. According to a press release from DMPED, the city is still in negotiations with Roadside over the details.

Map from the city's RFP

  • Mari

    I'm glad the World's Most Interesting Developer (seriously one of the Roadside guys looks like the Dos Equis man) got the nod. My source tells me Roadside was the first to put in writing promises they made to a stakeholder. It pays to keep your promises from earlier projects to build a reputation of trust.

  • the man

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