Monday, May 07, 2007

WMATA Solicits Bid for Florida Ave Development

The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that it is soliciting bids on three of its properties on Florida Avenue in Shaw, opening the possibility of urban infill near one of the least developed Metro sites in Northwest. The three parcels abut 8th Street to the East and West, on the South side of Florida Avenue. Sited between the Shaw and U Street Metro stations, each two blocks away, the parcels are currently unimproved – excepting the regular local flea markets – and contain about 29,000 s.f. of developable space. The three small, noncontiguous lots may be a challenging development; each is currently zoned to allow a maximum height of 65 feet, though the Arts Overlay Zone may provide bonus density for ‘arts related’ uses, and are encumbered by the Metro tunnel that passes below, limiting excavation to 19 feet. WMATA is proposing to sell or lease the lots, likely for a mixed-use project incorporating residential development. Bids for the project are due May 31.


Anonymous said...

This is great; what can we do to help make this development happen?

Anonymous said...

so was that may 31st 2007 or 2008?? Any updates on this??

David on Feb 18, 2008, 11:28:00 AM said...

That was 2007. I'll look into it anonymous...let's see what I can find out.

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