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1250 U Street

Washington DC

EastBanc is transforming the office building at 1250 U Street into an innovative mixed-use development with residential, neighborhood retail and, potentially, small boutique hotel component. The proposed redevelopment will bring retail, public art, affordable and market-rate housing, and streetscape improvements to the U Street corridor.

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The project team is preparing plans to file with the Historic Preservation Review Board. Please check the Timeline for upcoming events. We also invite you to Subscribe for email updates and add your feedback or ask questions in our Feedback section.

Public Benefits

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Open Space

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Public Art

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What's There Now

The site is currently an office building, two row homes, and vacant alley lots behind.

Happening Next

The project team has submitted its Planned Unit Development (PUD) application with the Zoning Commission, as of August 2022.

We anticipate the PUD process proceeding as such:

  • We submitted our application to the Zoning Commission on August 19.
  • Once filed, the Office of Planning (OP) will review the application and file a “setdown report” with initial feedback. The ANC is permitted to file a setdown recommendation/form as well.
  • Mid to Late October 2022: Approximately 6-8 weeks following application submission, we anticipate having a setdown meeting with the Zoning Commission, where they will discuss the application and determine whether our application should be setdown for a public hearing.
  • Following the Zoning Commission’s determination to setdown the application, we will file a pre-hearing submission to respond to feedback in the OP report and heard in the setdown meeting.
  • February or March 2023: Approximately 4 months after filing our prehearing submission, we anticipate that the Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on our PUD application.
  • If all goes well, the Zoning Commission could take proposed action at the close of the public hearing. If not, the Zoning Commission will request supplemental information to be filed several weeks following the hearing. They will also schedule a date to take proposed action (usually about a month later).
  • Following proposed action, the Zoning Commission will forward the application to the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) for review of the PUD’s impact on the federal interest.
  • Spring 2023: Approximately 30 days after the proposed action, the Zoning Commission will take final action on our application.
  • Between filing our application and the setdown meeting, as well as between the setdown meeting and the hearing, we will continue to have meetings with District agencies and the community to discuss the benefits proffer that is included in our PUD application. The benefits proffer needs to be finalized by the public hearing. We will also ask that the full ANC formally vote on the application prior to the public hearing.

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