The wandering bike shop of Mt Vernon Square might find a permanent home.
At the corner of 5th and I streets NW sits a vacant lot that will soon be transformed into what's been called the "gateway" to the Mount Vernon Triangle Neighborhood.
[There are] four possible versions of the future: a residential building with a rooftop pool and daycare center, a hotel with a dog spa, a mixed-use complex with a Yes! Organic Market and a BicycleSpace, and an office building with a YMCA.
The JBG Companies, which are slowly taking over the U Street NW area with an ever-growing number of developments there, proposed a 271-unit residential building with units ranging from studios to increasingly rare three-bedrooms, and with 27 affordable units. The plan also includes a Yes! Organic Market, the local grocer that has opened stores in underserved neighborhoods, and a BicycleSpace, the bike store that was located in Mount Vernon Triangle before moving to 7th Street NW, as well as an independent coffee shop.