With tree-lined streets, single-family residences, a new town center under construction and proximity to the Brookland/CUA Metrorail station, the neighborhood of Brookland offers tremendous retail and restaurant opportunities close to the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Catholic University (CUA) along with Abdo Development and the Bozzuto Group are building a new mixed-use development adjacent to the Metrorail station and will consist of 720 housing units, 83,000 square feet of retail space, an Arts Walk with studio space for artists and a clock tower that will anchor an active public square. Other complementary projects in the neighborhood are Chancellors Row, a 237 single-family home development built by EYA and 901 Monroe Street, a 213-unit apartment building with 13,000 square feet of retail space.
Brookland is also home to several tourist destinations and major employment centers. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic Church in the United States, forms the architectural heart of Brookland, while Catholic University, Trinity University, the Howard University Divinity School and the Franciscan Monastery provide a population in excess of 10,000 students, faculty and staff. In addition, nearby hospitals include Washington Hospital Center, Children’s Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Center, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and Providence Hospital. Largely constructed during the Art Deco era, Brookland’s commercial district, 12th Street NE, is the neighborhood’s main street. Area students and residents come here for a wide range of neighborhood goods and services, such as eateries, hardware stores and grocery stores, including Yes! Organic Market.