A pair of up-and-coming developers is crowd-sourcing for a solution on what to do with a small commercial space on H Street.
A pair of up-and-coming developers is crowdsourcing for a solution on what to do with a small commercial space on H Street.
Brothers Ben and Dan Miller are website Popularise "as a kind of demonstration project for their development philosophy," CityPaper reports. They're are asking people to submit their ideas to the website, and vote for the ones they like best.
The Millers are the sons of Herb Miller, the developer behind the Verizon Center, Washington Harbour and the Georgetown Park mall, but the next generation is thinking smaller scale, focusing on dining and retail locations in emerging neighborhoods.
The two-story space at 1351 H St. NE, between Rock & Roll Hotel and Star and Shamrock, is currently gutted. Twenty-one "build its" (votes) are in favor of a DURKL flagship store -- DURKL is about to be squeezed out of its own gentrifying neighborhood -- and 20 root for a RedRocks Pizzeria.
Almost a dozen user-submitted concepts include a local diner, a bagel shop, an urban fitness center and the ever-important "craft donuts" and "lettuce wraps beer music."
You can vote, or submit your own idea, here.