Readers of REVITALIZATION know all about the redevelopment and revitalization of the St. Elizabeths East campus of the former mental facility, thanks this excellent Guest Article by Latrena Owens.
Now, on January 17, 2020, that revitalization has taken another big step forward with the issuing of RFPs for three more parcels, totaling 5.5 acres.
The Government of the District of Columbia, through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”), seeks to redevelop the approximately 5.5 acres of land located at 1100 Alabama Avenue, SE known for taxation purposes as Square 5868, Lots 822, 819, and 817 (“Parcels 8, 9, and 13” respectively).
East Campus, located at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE, is located in the Congress Heights neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C., approximately 3 miles from the U.S. Capitol and directly across the street from the historic St. Elizabeths West Campus, the future home of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) consolidated headquarters.
The Site (Square 5868, Lot 810) is located at 1100 Alabama Ave. SE and consists of Parcels 8,9 and 13. The Site is bound by Cypress St., SE to the north, Oak Drive SE to the south, and both Parcel 9 and 13 are connected to the future 13th St. SE to the east. The new ESA is located southwest of Parcel 13. The Congress Heights Metro station is immediately southeast of the Site.
The Site is approximately 5.5 acres or 239,580 square feet. There are two existing historic buildings, one on Parcel 8 and 9 respectively, that are approximately 67,542 square feet and 33,999 respectively, that must be retained. The Parcel 9 area next to the ESA is being used as ground leased surface parking to serve the ESA.
RFP Response Deadline: March 9, 2020.
Image courtesy of the Government of the District of Columbia.