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Last Days for H Street Connection Shopping Center

Now closed H Street Connection shopping center, bottom left.
The Washington Business Journal recently reported that raze permits have been issued for H Street Connection at 801 H Street NE. The now closed strip mall was two blocks long (8th-10th Street) and housed 37,911 sq ft of retail stores including Bank of America, McDonalds, Rent-a-Center, 7-11, Subway, Rainbow, Sports Zone, Game Stop, and anchor tenant Rite Aid. H Street Connection opened in 1987.

It is set to be replaced by a residential building with ground floor retail. Rappaport is the main developer and they are planing to build an eight story, 419 unit building with 469 parking spaces (below grade and surface). The ground floor will be comprised of 44,700 sq ft of retail that renderings indicate could include up to 11 separate businesses. At this time, the development is just known as 901 H Street. Construction should begin soon after razing and the building is scheduled to deliver in 2019.
Looking west from 8th and H . Today.
Looking west from 8th and H . Rendering (courtesy of Torti Gallas and Rappaport).
Looking east from 10th and H. Rendering (courtesy of Torti Gallas and Rappaport)
North elevation. Rendering (courtesy Torti Gallas and Partners).