Howard University in Washington, USA has announced plans to procure development partners for new projects: East Towers Parcels and Wonder Plaza. These projects are part of Howard Forward 2024, the University’s five-year strategic plan to maximize efficiency and effectiveness within the institution and impact outside of it.
Request for Proposals (RFP) for The East Towers Parcels will be issued first. Howard is seeking a partner to conceptualize, design, finance, and execute a transformative development at the site of an existing parking lot located at 2251 Sherman Ave NW and 2047 9th St NW in Washington D.C. This 1.8-acre site is zoned for high-density development and presents an opportunity to cultivate a cohesive Georgia Avenue Corridor that connects Howard’s campus.
Howard University will also publish a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for a developer to prepare a development plan for Wonder Plaza, a self-sustaining, mixed-use development at 2301 Georgia Ave NW, for campus use. The Selected Developer will conduct due diligence, engage stakeholders and identify executable development options for Wonder Plaza. The Wonder Plaza Site will include recreation, residential and retail areas.