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Grimke Redevelopment (1923 Vermont Avenue and 912 U Street, NW)

Grimke redevelopment

The Government of the District of Columbia (the “District”), through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”), issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to (1) rehabilitate and reuse the approximately 52,000 gross square foot historic Grimke School building located at 1923 Vermont Avenue, NW, (2) develop approximately 10,000 square feet of space inside the Grimke School building for use by the African American Civil War Museum (“AACWM”), (3) redevelop the approximately 14,000 square foot portion of the lot area behind the Grimke School building, AND (4) redevelop an approximately 5,900 square foot lot adjacent to the historic Grimke School located at 912 U Street, NW in Ward 1 on June 4, 2014. The RFP closed on August 28, 2014.

Three teams submitted responses. DMPED and ANC1B hosted two Community Presentation Meetings on October 14 and October 18, 2014. See presentations below.


Best and Final Offers and Final Award:

After careful deliberation and based on the evaluation criteria set forth in the RFP, the District identified a short list of Community Three Development/Torti Gallas and Roadside/Sorg to submit Best and Final Offers (“BAFO”). 

The short-listed Development Teams submitted their first-round BAFOs on December 19, 2014.  DMPED then asked both teams to submit BAFOs that address the requirements of the District's new Disposition of District Land for Affordable Housing Act of 2014. The District completed its final evaluation and selected Roadside Development/Sorg Architects to redevelop the Grimke School and 912 U Street sites.