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Monroe Street Market
Monroe Street Market
Monroe Street Market

Monroe Street Market

Site PlanThe South Campus development is located in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC, just three miles from the U.S. Capitol Building. The development is adjacent to the main campus of the Catholic University of America (CUA) and also Trinity College and has direct access to the Brookland/CUA Metro Station, a red line station that is just three stops to Union Station in downtown Washington.

The overall development plan for South Campus calls for a mixed-use village that will expand Brookland’s 12th Street retail corridor and create a college main street experience. The spine of the development will run along Monroe Street, between Michigan Avenue and 8th Street. Ground floor retail, totaling over 80,000 square feet, will flank both sides of Monroe with residential apartments above. The retail will include a mix of neighborhood-serving small, eclectic shops and restaurants. Significant attention has been paid to the streetscape and building facades at the ground level to ensure a lively and authentic retail experience along Monroe Street.

At the western end of Monroe where it intersects with Michigan Avenue, there will be a public square that will provide a gathering space for students, faculty, and local residents. The square will feature a fountain, moveable café furniture, and an iconic clock tower.

At the eastern end of Monroe Street, there will be pedestrian-only Arts Walk and Plaza, connecting Monroe Street with the metro entrance. The Arts Walk will be flanked by 27 ground floor artist studios, featuring glass roll-up garage doors that will allow the studio spaces to flow out onto the Arts Walk on pleasant days. Each studio will feature retail space as well as an open work area where visitors can view the artists engaged in the creative process. The Arts Walk will terminate at a plaza featuring in-ground fountains and a performance stage for special events.

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Washington Post

Bozzuto-Pritzker venture to invest in Catholic University apartment project
Washington Post Capital Business article
By Jonathan O'Connell
Aug. 16, 2010

 

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Washington Business Journal

Bozzuto, Pritzker Realty Group investment spurs Abdo's Catholic University of America project
Aug. 16, 2010

 

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dcmud.blogspot.com

Brookland and Abdo Getting Closer to New Development
Posted by Shaun
Nov. 12, 2009

 

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washingtoncitypaper.com

Jim Abdo’s Brookland Project: Arts Walk, Housing, ‘Eclectic College Town Retail’ Coming…
Posted by Ruth Samuelson
Oct. 8, 2009

 

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washingtoncitypaper.com

Jim Abdo’s Brookland Project: Arts Walk, Housing, ‘Eclectic College Town Retail’ Coming…(Pt.2)
Posted by Ruth Samuelson
Oct. 8, 2009

 

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Washington Post

Abdo Sets Sights on Revival in Brookland
By Ovetta Wiggins
Washington Post Staff Writer
Oct. 7, 2009

 

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Washington Post

Filling a Blank Canvas at Catholic University
By Paul Schwartzman
Washington Post Staff Writer
May 21, 2008

 

Press Release:

Abdo Development Joins Forces with Bozzuto and Pritzker Realty Group to Redevelop The Catholic University of America’s South Campus