In a press release sent out on Wednesday, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced which developer teams were chosen for the District’s first two OurRFP projects. The OurRFP projects, Parcel 42 and Crummell School, allowed the public to be able to give feedback early in the request for proposals process.
For Parcel 42, located in Shaw, the development team Parcel 42 Partners was chosen out of six proposals. This team is composed of Ditto Residential and Irving Development.
The project is located at 7th Street NW and Rhode Island Avenue NW on a 17,008-square-foot vacant lot. Over 130 construction and 180 permanent jobs are expected to be created with this project.
According to a press release, the proposal submitted by Parcel 42 Partners was the preferred choice for ANC 6E. The proposal calls for 90 residential units, mostly two- and three-bedrooms targeted towards families.
There are also plans for an outdoor public park, 8,000 square feet of retail, and one storefront with a rent subsidy for a neighborhood-focused business.
When it comes to the Crummell School, the development team chosen was Ivy City Partners, which consists of Stonebridge Carras and Ocean Pro Properties. This team was chosen out of three proposals. The District will retain ownership of the school, according to a press release.
The 108,000-square-foot site is located at 1900 Gallaudet Street NE in Ivy City. This proposal was also the preferred choice for ANC 5D.
The Crummell School will feature 35,000 square feet of industrial space, 22,000 square feet of retail, and 320 rental units, 60 of which will be designated for affordable housing. The residential units will range from studios to two-bedroom units.
There will be an option for a community center, which would include a day care, health clinic, culinary school, and recreational facility. Surrounding the school will be a community open space and urban garden, working farm, restaurant, and other commercial spaces.
A D.C.-based seafood company, called Profish, will also expand its operations to an industrial space on the Crummell School’s site.