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Fletcher-Johnson / Our RFP

Location: 4650 Benning Road, SE

Project Profile:
This site provides a unique development opportunity in a prime location. Fletcher-Johnson is located in the heart of Ward 7.

Fletcher-Johnson is positioned several blocks north of the Marshall Heights neighborhood, south of the Kipp DC Benning Campus, west of the DMV and Benco Shopping Center and east of the Maryland State line.


Fletcher-Johnson closed in 2008, though portions of the building were previously leased to public charter schools and the facility was last used as a swing space for HD Woodson HS during its modernization. The building has been vacant since 2011.

DME previously released an RFO and evaluated offers for the school in 2014, however no award was made. Prior to restarting the RFO process in 2017, DME confirmed that DGS could not immediately identify other government use for Fletcher-Johnson in the near-term. DGS is anticipated to officially surplus the property in 2019, making it available for disposition by DMPED.

The site offers a unique opportunity for the District to reshape a long languishing property into a benefit for residents and the city as a whole. Previous public input into the redevelopment plan has been extensive and widespread; resulting in various community preferences for the site. 

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Fletcher-Johnson. 

Fletcher-Johnson Request for Proposals (RFP)
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Submission Deadline: August 28, 2019


DMPED will be conducting the final Site Visit on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00AM. The schedule for the Site Visit is as follows. 

Location address: 4650 Benning Rd SE, Washington, DC 20019

11:00am – 12:30pm: Site Walk

Dress code:

  • Shoes – Closed toe shoes only.
  • Pants/Shorts – Pants and/or shorts must not be tight fitting.
  • Shirts – Either long sleeve, short sleeve shirts and t-shirts are allowed


DMPED held  an information session and introductory site visit on Wednesday July 24th, 2019. See Questions and Answers below in related content.


“Please upload response documents for Fletcher-Johnson here. Please name files as follows: “Fletcher-Johnson – [Respondent Name] – [File Type] – [Date]”. Please see the RFP for submission deadline. If you have any questions, please contact the project manager.”


Please check this web page periodically for additional information. Please email Wendell Felder, Project Manager,  [email protected] if you have any questions.