Mixed-use Development Proposed for Congress Heights Metro Station


"When Geoffrey Griffis, the managing member for CityPartners, LLC, reminisces about living in the Columbia Heights area, he recalls how close his multiethnic and multigenerational neighbors were. 'Everyone looked out for each other,' he reminisced. 'I go back all the time and talk to my old neighbors.' Recently, CityPartners partnered with Sanford Capital LLC, who owns several apartment buildings in the area, and submitted plans for a transit-oriented  development anchored by Congress Heights Metro station."


"Designed by Maurice Walters Architect, PC, the project, which Griffis calls 'Congress Heights Town Center,' aims to anchor the up-and-coming neighborhood. The is separated into two components: an eight-story office building and an over 200-unit residential building with a large courtyard. Both 90 foot tall buildings will feature roof-top terraces, giving residents a chance to enjoy city views. The Metro station entrance would be surrounded by a courtyard flanked by ground level retailers. Other amenities include underground parking, a Capital Bikeshare Station, and larger sidewalks for pedestrians."

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