A Look at What's Coming to 501 H Street
A reader write in with some information (slightly edited) on the new development that will replace the H Street Community Development Corporation's (HSCDC) headquarters at 501 H Street.
Went to the ANC meeting last night. Douglas Development was there to discuss their plans. 3 floors of retail (1 of which would be underground). Apartments/condos on top. 32 Total units? No parking. Possibly a zipcar spot. Studios - 2 bedrooms. Earliest they would break ground would be February 2016, but this is not likely they said. Will be later.
9730 sq ft of retail on the largest floor.
This is the old HSDC building btw. The building will have a stone facade.
The Washington Business Journal covered the impending sale of the property to Douglas Development (by developer Jair Lynch) nearly a year ago. You may also recall this Urban Turf piece from last September in which the site reported that a Douglas rep said the company would like to attract an anchor retailer like Crate & Barrel, or Forever 21.
BTW, if you haven't seen this hilarious Second City YouTube video that mentions Crate & Barrel, you really should watch it.