180 key lifestyle hotel | 49,999 retail space square feet | 19,800 open public courtyard square feet
In 2018 Howard University launched the process of reimaginingand redevelopingthe 2.2-acre Bond Bread Factory / WRECO Garage site in the heart of the boomingShaw neighborhood. The redevelopment will be led by a master development team made up of DC-based developers: The Menkiti Group, Fivesquares Development, and EDENS.
The mixed-use development will include an activated public and retail space that will serve as a hub of neighborhood and Howard University activity. The project advances the guiding principles of the Duke District Plan, with an intention to emphasize the centrality of a "university district" to the future of the neighborhood and position that district as a dynamic, mixed-use area.