A now-closed self-storage facility is coming down to make way for a Whole Foods-anchored development in Washington, DC.
According to the Washington Business Journal, Insight Property Group now has permits in hand to tear down the shuttered H Street Self Storage along with Murry’s grocery store and Good Danny’s Carry-Out to allow construction of a mixed-use project in the 600 block of H Street NE. The development, set for completion in 2017, will feature a Whole Foods store, 430 apartments and 75,000 square feet of retail.
DC-based Self Storage Services operated H Street Self Storage. The company operates 20 storage facilities in three states and the District of Columbia.
Construction on the $185 million mixed-use project, called The Apollo on H Street, is set to start this fall. In April, Michael Blum, president of Arlington, VA-based Insight, said acquisition of the self-storage property represented “the final piece of property needed to move this extraordinary development forward.”
The Whole Foods store will measure 38,000 square feet.
“The H Street corridor is a thriving hub of diversity and cultural richness — a perfect match for Whole Foods Market’s goal to support each and every community we’re in,” Scott Allshouse, Mid-Atlantic president of Whole Foods, said when the H Street lease was announced in November.