Giant Food of Landover, Md. has announced the selection of The Bozzuto Group as partner for its development of Cathedral Commons, a mixed-use project on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest Washington, D.C. Plans call for a new 56,000-square-foot facility that will feature full-service floral, bakery, meat, seafood, and deli departments and an expanded offering of fresh produce and natural, organic, gluten-free, and international products.
Giant has maintained a store at the Cathedral Commons location for more than 50 years and the redevelopment will allow Giant to provide better customer service and more complete product lines. The residential portion of Cathedral Commons will feature a mix of apartment homes and amenities including a boutique hotel-style lobby, lounge areas and library, fitness center, clubroom, conference room, and residential courtyards.
Cathedral Commons is a $125 million, two-block, mixed-use development that will include 137 apartment units and eight townhomes, more than 500 parking spaces, and 128,000 square feet of vibrant retail anchored by a state-of-the-art Giant Food, the grocery market share leader in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Construction on Cathedral Commons is set to start spring 2012, with the opening of the new Giant Food tentatively scheduled for late 2013.
"Giant is looking forward to the transformation of the current Wisconsin Avenue store into a vibrant, urban destination for Cathedral Heights, Cleveland Park and the District," said Anthony Hucker, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. "We thank all of our neighbors, customers and local leaders who have supported us through this process. Giant has been a part of this neighborhood for the past 50 years, and our new store will enable us to better serve the community for years to come."
Cathedral Commons development is located on approximately four acres of land strategically positioned on Wisconsin Avenue between Macomb Street and Idaho Avenue in Northwest Washington, bordering the neighborhoods of Cathedral Heights and Cleveland Park.
Partnering with The Bozzuto Group on the retail portion of the project will be Southside Investment Partners, LLC, a Maryland-based developer and owner of shopping centers and other retail projects.