After many years of waiting, Shaw residents can finally rejoice with the official (but quiet) groundbreaking of the Progression Place, the new headquarters for the United Negro College Fund at 7th and S Streets, NW.
The original project, Radio One, faced many delays which frustrated Shaw residents to no end. Finally, they pulled out and the city found a new tenant for the project, the United Negro College Fund.
Ellis Development is the developer of Progression Place and it will have 100k s.f. of office space, 224 apartments, and wrap-around ground level retail, serviced by 188 below-grade parking spaces. The development plans also call for a face-lift for 7th Street retail frontages.