Long-Awaited Howard University Bond Bread Gets Key Approval, Slated For 2023 Start
DATEOctober 12, 2022
The redevelopment of a historic project that has been envisioned for more than 15 years has earned a key approval, setting the stage for construction to begin next year on a new hotel, residential building and public space.
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STUDIOS was selected by the development team to provide full design services for this transformational adaptive reuse and historic preservation & overbuild project in Washington, DC’s bustling Shaw neighborhood. In collaboration with the Bond Partnership (Fivesquares, Menkiti, & Edens) and Howard University, STUDIOS is revitalizing the Bond Bread Factory and Washington Railway & Electric Company (WRECO) sites into a 600,000 square foot mixed-use destination. The design retains not only the exterior facades of these historically designated structures, but also significant interior portions of Bond Bread and the party wall between the two buildings, preserving distinctive spaces not typical to Washington, DC architecture. This transformational project will consist of approximately 430 residential units, a 180-room hotel, 55,000 square feet of retail, and an additional 20,000 square feet of activated public park.