Mixed-Use Community Officially Launched in Washington, D.C.

The U Street Corridor is receiving new market-rate and affordable housing units.

Washington, D.C..—The U Street Corridor is receiving new market-rate and affordable housing units.

downloadThe JBG Companies held a groundbreaking ceremony today for 13|U, a mixed-use development including 15,000 square feet of street-level retail.

The ceremony, which took place onsite at 1300 U Street NW, included comments from JBG representatives, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. The unveiling of a 264-foot mural, created by the summer students of Mazi Mutafa, executive director of D.C.-based nonprofit Words Beats & Life, took place during the groundbreaking as well.

The 13|U development, situated near the U Street/Cardozo Metro station, will be an eight-story building designed with the city’s iconic apartment-building architecture in mind.