Friday, November 14, 2014
What's Up with the H Street Connection Redevelopment?
The redeveloped H Street Connection as imagined by Rappaport
I know that many of us have wondered from time to time about what exactly is happening with the H Street Connection. There have been redevelopment plans in the forks for the strip mall for several years now. Why hasn't anything happened? It seems they were mostly waiting on the streetcar to start service. Now that that's in sight, we're getting a bit of an update.
The H Street Connection in October of this year
A reader recently wrote in with the following:
I'm sure you're already on this one, but I just heard from a friend who is a business owner in the H Street Connection shopping center that they've been informed that redevelopment will begin on the complex early next year. He didn't want to say anything further because he's still trying to figure out what to do with his business once that happens, but just wanted to pass that tidbit along to you. I believe a couple of stores have already closed recently in anticipation of the redevelopment.
The H Street Connection in August of 2006
The reader is referring to Rent-A-Center and Rainbow, both of which another reader noted on Twitter do not seem to have for lease signs going up.
I had not gotten around to checking the timeline yet, but local blog District Source sought out a Rappaport representative who said that construction could start as early as the beginning of 2016. Download a pdf of the brochure for the project.
-368 residential units
-51,200 square feet of street front retail space
-Structured parking to accommodate 530 vehicles.
The building design features various heights and cornice lines reaching eight stories at its highest level.
-433,530 square feet.
-87,052 square feet of land.