The Big K site is comprised of 4 lots, prominently located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in the Southeast quadrant of the District. Three of the four parcels are located in the Anacostia Historic District. There are two historic single family properties and one commercial building located on the site. While one of the single family properties was demolished, the Solicitation expects that the developer will seek creative ways to rehabilitate and adaptively re-use the remaining buildings while maximizing the development envelope through compatible new construction. A successful development proposal will result in a vibrant, mixed use development that promotes walkability and provides neighborhood-serving retail.
The project was awarded to Chapman Development on November 1, 2012 and DHCD entered into a Property Disposition Agreement with 2228 MLK, LLC (a development entity formed by Chapman).