Groundbreaking for Monroe Street Market

New mixed-use development near Catholic University

By John Wist
|  Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011  |  Updated 3:39 PM EDT
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City officials are breaking ground on a mixed-use development that will transform the South Campus of Catholic University.

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Mayor Vincent Gray helped break ground Wednesday for a brand new mixed-use development that officials say will transform the Brookland neighborhood.

Monroe Street Market will be combination of residential, retail and community space along five city blocks near the Brookland-CUA Metro station and on the South Campus of The Catholic University of America.

The multi-phase project will ultimately house more than 700 apartments, 45 townhomes, more than 80,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of studio space for artists, a 3,000 square foot community center and 850 parking spaces.

Developers said the project will also make the community and South Campus more pedestrian-friendly and improve the traffic pattern on Michigan Avenue.

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