The JBG Companies are currently working on a proposed project to develop a new "U Street Hotel" at the corner of 13th and U Street, NW, replacing the existing building at this corner, commonly known as the "Rite Aid Building".
The project is currently in the planning and design stage, and JBG Companies has committed to working with the U Street Neighborhood Association throughout the development of the project plans through this U Street Hotel Project Page.
The Association will collect information from the neighborhood, JBG, the DC government, and others, and make it available on this U Street Hotel project page: ustreethotel.ustreet-dc.org
The proposed project would replace the existing building at this corner, which houses Rite Aid, BB&T bank, Pizza Hut, and other businesses. JBG is seeking to build an approximate four-star boutique hotel, which at a proposed 103-feet high (87 feet from curb to parapet) could include 239 guestrooms, 4,500 square feet of meeting space, and 25,000 square feet of retail. At this time, Rite Aid and BB&T would remain tenants in the new building.
JBG is seeking to develop this project through the District's "Planned Unit Development" (PUD) process, which requires public involvement. JBG's tentative plans as of March 2009 is to submit a PUD application to the DC government in summer 2009. Pending approvals, construction would begin in late 2011; with the hotel opening in 2014.
Below are links to U Street Hotel articles and information from this and other websites.
U Street Neighborhood Association Articles and Files
JBG Presentations and Files
Development Team has three partners, led by JBG
Other Stories and Information
- JBG Moves On U Street Hotel, Atlantic Plumbing Sites - from Washington City Paper, Housing Complex, 9 Mar 2012
- Center faces displacement again - from Washington Blade, 24 Mar 2011
- 13th Street Hotel: Signs of Life? - from DCmud, 21 Mar 2011
- JBG Expanding U Street Empire [UPDATE: EVEN MORE!] - from Washington City Paper, Housing Complex, 11 Mar 2011
- More on the Hotel Coming to 13th and U Streets - from Washington City Paper, Housing Complex
- U Street Hotel Sparks Controversy - from DC North, June 2009
- U Street Hotel Update: CSNA Offers Support for Project - from 14th & You, 21 May 2009
- More on the U Street Hotel - from 14th & You, 29 Apr 2009
- Helping communities win better benefits agreements - from Greater Greater Washington, 19 Mar 2009
- More on Proposed U Street Hotel - from 14th & You, 15 Mar 2009
- JBG Lays Out Plans for U Street Hotel - from DCmud, 13 Mar 2009
- JBG to Build 4-Star Hotel on U Street - from DCmud, 3 Mar 2009