Mayor Bowser Announces Request for Proposals for Engine Company 12 Site Revitalization
(WASHINGTON DC) – Today, Mayor Bowser and the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the revitalization of the Engine Company 12 fire hall and parking lot belonging to the district along Rhode Island Avenue NE in Ward 5. The District will prioritize proposals that create a vibrant, mixed-income, mixed-use community with a pedestrian-oriented design that strengthens the neighborhood and provides new housing, retail, amenities and employment opportunities for district residents.
“The vision of Engine Company 12 is simple: a mixed-use, income-generating community anchored by a fire station.” Mayor Bowser said. “When we think of high potential neighborhoods, we think of places that are close to public transportation and busy hallways like Rhode Island Avenue. With this project, just one block from the metro, we can offer more for Ward 5 – more housing, more jobs and more opportunities.
The development opportunity consists of two lots (131 square, 216 and 044 lots) at 2225 5th Street NE and 513 Rhode Island Avenue NE together totaling 30,574 square feet and located on the border of the Edgewood and Eckington neighborhoods. It is within walking distance of the Rhode Island Avenue – Brentwood subway station and several bus stops. The property is zoned MU-10, which allows for medium to high density mixed use development.
“We look forward to providing the community of Edgewood and Eckington with the housing, retail and other amenities they deserve, while ensuring that the brave men and women of Engine Company 12 have the facilities. at the cutting edge of technology. ” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio. “We made it a priority knowing that this was an important delivery for our neighbors in Ward 5 and we look forward to adding to this vibrant community. “
The site redevelopment is to incorporate a new fire station for Engine Company 12. Given the strong population growth and construction activity in the area, the site is a prime candidate for mixed-use development, including mixed uses. commercial and residential buildings built in conjunction with the fire station. Its location close to public transportation and its proximity to four universities, the National Arboretum, the Metropolitan Branch Trail and the city center make it an attractive site of choice for new investment.
Respondents should adhere to the development framework outlined in the Rhode Island Avenue Small Area Plan which was created after years of planning and engagement with the community and various district agencies. For more information, please visit DMPED website. All proposals must be submitted to DMPED by December 17, 2021.