The proposal for the 965 Florida Avenue 70,000 sq. ft. mixed-use development lies just outside the historic boundary of the L’Enfant Plan for Washington, D.C.
This design includes a historic opportunity to bridge the east and west directions of W Street as the connective tissue; the Shaw neighborhood to the west and Howard University to the east. This proposed public/private partnership of JBG and Gragg and Associates would serve as the catalyst for future development along Florida Avenue, 9th Street, 8th Street, and Georgia Avenue.
The plan includes retail at street level with a mixture of market-rate housing and affordable units over a full-service grocery store. In addition to the retail and housing offerings, the proposal also includes a boutique hotel and community office space. This proposal is an opportunity to regenerate the neighborhood with lively, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes aligned with the city’s future plans for the street design.