The District of Columbia, through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), has released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the redevelopment of the air rights over an existing parking deck and parcels at 2nd Street NW between H and K Streets NW.
The RFEI is for two development parcels located in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood at the edge of the NoMa neighborhood along 2nd Street NW between H and K Streets NW in Ward 6 near major thoroughfares, multiple bus stops and Metro stations. The development parcels consist of approximately 83,000 square feet of air rights above an existing parking deck over Interstate 395, an approximately 3,750-square-foot adjoining lot, and an approximately 9,700-square-foot triangular lot bounded by 2nd Street NW to the west, H Street NW to the south, and New Jersey Avenue NW to the northeast that is currently a parking lot.
The District of Columbia seeks development responses that include, but are not limited to, high architectural design quality; innovative landscape and streetscape designs; uses that are compatible with and leverage surrounding neighborhood development; are responsive to community and stakeholder preferences; and reflect the project’s proximity to existing and planned transportation infrastructure.
Responses are due by Tuesday, August 28, 2014. After responses are received, a review process is expected to ensue to short-list development team proposals that will be eligible to respond to a Request for Proposals solicitation that is planned for fall 2014.