Plot twist! The historic Hospitality High School in Shaw will not be converted into residential space. Washington Business Journal was the first to report that developer Rock Creek Property Group just purchased the school for $7 million with the intention to have a charter school or institution lease the property. The Hollow Creek Investment Group's former approved plans were to convert the structure into 29 condos.
The property is located at 1851 Ninth Street NW and was built in 1932 by Albert Cassell, a prominent early 20th century architect who designed a variety of buildings for Howard University. The property has served as the Grand United Order of the Odd Fellows in America and the Maya Angelou Public Charter School.
• Historic Shaw school building approved for condo conversion sells to different developer [Washington Business Journal]