WASHINGTON, DC-Four teams have submitted bids to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development to redevelop the District’s Hill East Waterfront into a $1.5-billion mixed-use project. This past spring, the District issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to redevelop this 50-acre stretch of land that includes the former DC General Hospital campus into a LEED certified development consisting of housing, retail, office and parkland. Several firms banded together into teams for the opportunity to bid on one of the last major urban waterfront development projects available.

The four teams are:

  • HDG Waterfront Partners, a team led by Hunt Development and Mosaic Urban Partners and that includes Abdo Development, the William C. Smith Cos., EYA Development and the Jair Lynch Cos;
  • New Hill East Joint Venture, which is led by Urban Atlantic and includes Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Trammell Crow, Elm Street Development, Blue Skye Development, Brickstone Development, Eagle Vision Ventures, Dynamis Advisors, Sun Edison and Ellis Denning Development.
  • Hill East Development, led by the Franklin L. Haney Co. and includes Donatelli Hill East, Chapman Development, Combined Properties, Banneker Ventures and Tudor Holdings; and
  • East Banc.

The site can accommodate up to five-million square-feet of residential, commercial and mixed-use buildings including new primary care health facilities. Most likely redevelopment will take up to 10 years to complete, given the project’s scale and complexity. Hill East is one of three major redevelopment sites–along with the Southwest Waterfront project and the redevelopment of Poplar Point–that comprise the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. These three projects encompass more than 12 million square feet of planned and ongoing development.

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