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What The H And U Street Corridors Are Missing


The H and U Street corridors have battled back from dark times to offer residents and visitors an impressive array of retail, restaurants and arts.

The areas have attracted lots of young professionals in search of trendy, upbeat, transit-oriented communities.

The residential component has kept up with the changing desires and demand in the area. Retail has also kept pace, with a Whole Foods nearly ready to launch on H Street, a Trader Joe's doing major business just off U Street, and the thriving food and beverage industries.

The next step could be the addition of office development in the immediate area of both streets. The rest of DC's office market would have to wake up for this to truly take shape, but trendy startups would salivate at the prospect of a U or H Street address.