Rite Aid Closing at 13th and U St, NW this July to Make Way For Planned 135-unit apartment project?

13th and U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Any word on when JBG is planning to break ground on the 1300 U St NW site?

The company completed an HPRB review just about a year ago for an 8-story residential building with ground-level retail to replace its existing one-story building taking up most of that block. And, other than Rite Aid, all of the stores in the building (Wydown, Pizza Hut, Al Crostino, etc.) have moved to JBG’s Louis on 14th or Georgia Ave. Seems like all of their ducks are in a row, but that they’re just selling window-based ad space for DCityStyle right now instead of starting construction.”

I spoke with a worker at Rite Aid who says he hears they’ll be closing July. Washington Business Journal has reported:

“The JBG Cos. is planning to develop a 135-unit apartment project at 13th and U streets across from the U Street Metro station. JBG applied to the District in the fall of 2012 to demolish a one-story Rite-Aid at the site to make way for its planned eight-story building, which will include 15,000 square feet of retail space.”

Though UrbanTurf reported:

“Louis, a currently under-construction apartment project at 14th and U Street NW, and another project around the corner at 13th and U Street, which is in the planning stages, have been put up for sale by the busy firm.”

It’s not clear if the proposed sale will delay the construction at 13th and U but based on what the Rite Aid employee said – I’d guess we’ll see construction start around July/August. More info when it becomes available.



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