MRP proposes massive development for Rhode Island Avenue Metro

This is a repost from the Washington Business Journal article from July 15th on the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center redevelopment. Check out the photos being proposed of this massive development…

The development proposal calls for six new blocks along an extended street grid, all consisting of residential over ground-floor retail and 1,992 parking spaces. The number of units: 1,555, in a mix of studio to three-bedroom. Eight percent of the gross floor area, or 124,612 square feet, will be set aside as affordable.

There will be seven buildings. The first phase will feature two buildings on the two blocks closest to the Metro, to Rhode Island Row and the Brentwood Shopping Center. The design of the first two buildings, totaling 345 units, “will pay homage to the industrial area that helped shape this neighborhood while generating an architectural vocabulary unique to this project.”

Northeast D.C., from Rhode Island Avenue to Union Market to NoMa Brookland to H Street to New York Avenue, is the epicenter of D.C.’s booming redevelopment pipeline.

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One thought on “MRP proposes massive development for Rhode Island Avenue Metro

  1. Looks like MRP changed their course for the development. But I can’t read the article on WBJ, does anyone know what’s going to come to the big lots compound and when?

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