Washington, DC (STL.News) Bowser Administration officials from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) broke ground on a mixed-use project that will bring 84 new homes and 3,327 square feet of ground floor retail space to 8th and O Streets NW. The project includes 24 affordable homes, 55 market rate units, and 5 townhomes. Administration officials were joined by partners from Roadside Development and Dantes Partners.
“Mayor Bowser has challenged our team to continue to build housing in the midst of the economic challenges of the pandemic, and the team continues to step up to meet that challenge,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio. “More housing – including more affordable housing – will only strengthen the Shaw neighborhood and push us closer to achieving 36,000 new housing units by 2025 including 12,000 affordable units spread across all 8 Wards.”
The site is located immediately across from award-winning project, City Market at O.
“We see 8th & O as an opportunity to get more affordable units for purchase into the Shaw Neighborhood, which is a priority for the city,” said Richard Lake, Managing Partner, Roadside Development.