Project

St Elizabeths East is an unprecedented opportunity to transform a historic campus into a center that answers mutual demands for innovation and commerce by university, technology, and business communities.

Rich in economic promise, historic resources, and federal access, St Elizabeths East is one of the few remaining large redevelopment opportunities in the nation’s capital – an opportunity to transform a 183-acre lot into a marketplace of ideas, innovation, and commercialization.  Less than three miles and just a few Metro stops from the U.S. Capitol, St Elizabeths East invites a mixed-use development that simultaneously serves nearby communities, nearby federal office tenants, and the pent-up local demand for retail, residential, and office/educational uses – all enhanced by substantial District of Columbia investment and planning to support the surrounding neighborhoods and infrastructure of this incomparable campus.

Phase I

Less than three miles and just a few Metro stops from the U.S. Capitol, St Elizabeths East invites a mixed-use development that simultaneously serves nearby communities, nearby federal office tenants, and the pent-up local demand for retail, residential, and office/educational uses – all enhanced by substantial District of Columbia investment and planning to support the surrounding neighborhoods and infrastructure of this incomparable campus.

A core St Elizabeths East opportunity (the parcel formerly known as the Continuing Treatment or CT complex) is comprised of a portfolio of historic buildings eminently suitable for welcoming a university user, with more than 285,000 square feet suitable for educational and office use (see Master Plan Pads 5 and 11).  To that end, Phase I proposes the following market-supportable development:

  • First Stage Public Infrastructure Improvements: the District will be investing capital dollars into the construction of roadways, water, gas, electric, telecommunications, streetscapes and street lighting.
  • Innovation Hub and Academic Anchor:  500,000 gross square feet dedicated to an academic anchor (approximately 250,000 square feet), private sector programmatic anchors, innovation marketplace and business incubator, and additional educational and non-commercial activity centers.
  • Town Center:  approximately 400,000 square feet of medium- to high-density mixed use (either multi-family residential or commercial), which includes approximately 50,000 square feet of retail, all planned as a transit-oriented development.
  • Office:  the initial phase will include the development of office space that is primarily comprised of the adaptive reuse of approximately 100,000 square feet of the existing historic structures into trophy office space for the initial anchor technology tenants.  Additional office space will likely be developed as part of the initial phase.
  • Civic space:  the development of an innovation and entrepreneurial center that serves local residents, as well as other civic focused programs will be created as part of the initial phase in order to ensure that there is a clear link between the surrounding Ward 8 community and the Innovation Hub.