The Big Picture
One of Washington's earliest and busiest commercial thoroughfares, H Street NE went into decline after World War II, then plummented after the 1968 riots. Revival dates from 2002, when the District of Columbia Office of Planning created a Strategic Plan for three Districts: "Urban Living" (2nd-7th Streets), "Central Retail" (7th-12th Streets), and "Arts and Entertainment" (12th-15th Streets).
Located in Ward 6, the H Street Corridor is bordered by K Street to the north, Florida and Maryland Avenues to the east, F Street to the south, and 2nd Street to the west
McPherson Square: 20 minutes by bus
National Arboretum: 10 minutes by bike
BWI Airport: 30 minutes by car
Buses: 90, 92, 93, D8, X1, X2, X3, X9
Bikeshare Stations: 5
Not readily accessible.
A Special Place
H Street is not just a commercial corridor, it is also home to a growing number of urban dwellers who love living in the city. While H Street itself bustles, especially in the evenings, the adjacent side streets are residential.
It's true: Debuting as an Art Deco movie theatre in 1938, The Atlas Performing Arts Center was renovated in 2004-2005 after standing vacant for decades. The Atlas is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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A few large-scale developments on the major streets, single-family rowhouses most everywhere else. The formal plan for H Street calls in future for a higher-than-average percentage of live-above-work locations.