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District Receives Three Proposals for SW Sites

Thursday, October 9, 2008

District Receives Three Proposals for SW Sites

Press Advisory for Immediate Release

(Washington, DC) – The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development today announced the District has received three proposals in response to a solicitation for a development partner to redevelop a pair of city-controlled properties at Fourth and E streets SW, including the current Fire Engine Co. 13 property.
“These are some highly qualified teams and they’ve got some great ideas about how we can not only create greater value for these under-used sites, but also upgrade our fire station – at no cost to the District,” said Neil O. Albert, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

The three respondents are:

  • JLH Partners / Chapman Development / CDC Companies
  • Trammell Crow / CSG Urban Partners / Michele Hagans
  • E Street Development Partners LLC (Potomac Investment Properties / City Partners / Adams Investment Group)

The responses call for rebuilding Engine 13 and building between 102,000 – 465,000 square feet of office space and a potential hotel with between 130-208 rooms. All offers proposed neighborhood-serving ground floor retail. Two of the offerers proposed community space and one proposed an 11,000 square foot atrium-covered public indoor park.

The sites are located immediately adjacent to the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District headquarters, where the District is planning to build a new 240,000 square foot Consolidated Forensic Laboratory. The District is in the process of relocating the MPD facility to the nearby former Bowen Elementary School.
A developer selection could be made by December. Groundbreaking on the first phase of the project could take place by summer 2010.