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Howard University has received permission to move forward with its redevelopment of the 2.2-acre Bond Bread Factory / WRECO Garage site in Washington, DC.

Howard University’s Bond Bread Redevelopment Project in DC Gets Key Green Light

Redevelopment of the 2.2-acre Bond Bread Factory / WRECO Garage site at Howard University in Washington, DC has received approval by the Historic Preservation Review Board, allowing the project to move forward with design and permitting.

A team consisting of The Menkiti Group, Fivesquares Development, and EDENS will create a 600,000-square foot, nine-story asset with 469 residential units, 180-room hotel, 50,100 square feet of retail, and a 19,800-square-foot open public courtyard.

The current design concept seeks to open up the site through various connections from W to V Street as well as a passageway through Georgia Avenue. The project design encourages and invites the local community to experience the robust programming and gather in the courtyard steeped in historical expressions of art, poetry and literature of the neighborhood.

The vision for the project is to enhance the cultural heritage and character of DC, the historic Shaw, Pleasant Plains and LeDroit park neighborhoods and Howard University.

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Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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