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Fenty Announces Stanton-EastBanc Will Develop Former Hine School Site

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Fenty Announces Stanton-EastBanc Will Develop Former Hine School Site

(Washington, DC) – Mayor Adrian M. Fenty today announced the District selected Stanton-EastBanc, a District-based development team, to redevelop the former Hine Junior High School into more than half a million square feet of new housing, office space, restaurants and neighborhood-serving retail.

“The former Hine School sits in the very heart of the Capitol Hill community,” said Mayor Fenty. “This team has deep ties to the neighborhood, a proven track record for delivering first-rate projects and a tremendous vision for a project that will make a great neighborhood even greater.”

Last year, the District issued a competitive solicitation seeking developers for the 3.5-acre site. The competition drew 11 bidders from around the country. After a series of community meetings and developer presentations, the District selected Stanton-EastBanc based on several criteria: vision, past performance, financial capacity and community feedback.

The selected team includes: Stanton Development Corp., EastBanc, Dantes Partners and Weinstein Escocoff Architects – all local District-based businesses. Collectively, the team has numerous successful retail, housing and office projects particularly around Capitol Hill and Georgetown. Some of the most notable examples of past work included the historic renovation of the Willard Hotel and Cady’s Alley in Georgetown as well as the conversion of the former Georgetown incinerator into a Ritz-Carlton-anchored hotel complex.

While there was widespread community support for a number of the proposals, the Stanton-EastBanc team garnered the support of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, Stanton Park Neighborhood Association, Eastern Market Citizens Advisory Commission and the Market Row Association.

Stanton-EastBanc’s proposal calls for about 510,000 square feet of total development at the site. It will include more than 200,000 square feet of office space – about 62,000 square feet set aside to move the nonprofit International Relief and Development and its 200 employees from Virginia to a new headquarters in the District. The project is also set to include about 150 apartments, 60,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail and restaurants, consolidation of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s operations and 150 parking spaces.

Stanton-EastBanc did not request any subsidy from the District for the project. The project could break ground as soon as 2011.

Media Contacts

  • Sean Madigan, (202) 615-2029