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The historic Stevens School in the West End is on its second trip through the city’s request for proposals process—-after the community torpedoed former mayor Adrian Fenty‘s pick the first time around—-and looks like it’s drawn a strong response. This time, in an effort to accommodate ANC 2A’s request for the school to retain some educational use, the city asked for two kinds of responses: Development teams, who’ll likely want to either do residential units or a hotel, and charter schools.
After a very strong showing at the site visit, six of each answered the request:
- Akridge, Argos
- Capstone Development, LLC, Green River Partners
- Donohoe Development Company, Decca Development Corp.
- EastBanc, Inc.
- Lincoln Property Company; Mosaic Urban Partners
- MRP Realty; CSG Urban Partners
- AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation
- Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School (CAPCS)
- Eagle Academy Public Charter School (EAPCS)
- GEMS Americas; Urban Atlantic Education; The Robert Bobb Group
- Ivymount Schools and Programs
- Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
I don’t know yet what each development team wants to do, but will update if I find out.
Next up: In a kind of matchmaking process, the city will vet each response, create a short list, introduce the teams together to see who wants to submit jointly, and then evaluate a final round of responses.