April 14, 2017

Washingtonian Magazine ran a story on three colleges shaping their neighborhoods that featured Catholic University’s Monroe Street Market development.


... The school’s administration had long wanted to repurpose land along Michigan Avenue occupied by old residence halls. In the early 2000s, when the area started to gentrify, Abdo Development and Bozzuto signed on to 11 acres of the university’s grounds to build Monroe Street Market, a complex of residences, shops, and artist studios next to the Brookland Metro. Catholic saw it as an opportunity to attract more students and faculty to the neighborhood—many of both now live in the Monroe Street apartments and townhouses—plus, the school uses the shops and restaurants as a recruiting tool. ...

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