School’s In: Condos, Art Centers Proposed for Former D.C. School Buildings

In honor of school starting for students in our area, we thought we would update you on redevelopment projects in progress now here in D.C. in areas where schools used to operate.

Four Developers have Gylos School Proposals

There are now four developers vying for a project to redevelop The Gylos School, a former elementary school in D.C. The developers are Community Three Development, MCN Build, Inc., Art Space Projects, Inc., and Roadside Development, according to District Source.

The possibilities for the space include a mix of residential, retail, business, art space, non-profit space and a business incubator. All, some or none of those may be included in the final project, which must be a 10,000 foot shell within the current historic building.

The Gylos School building, at 1923 Vermont Ave. NW, is in the U Street historic district. An adjacent property owned by the District of Columbia government, at 912 U St. NW, is part of the request for proposals. For the latest on the Gylos School site, see the District Source archives here.

The Brendan School Becomes Art Center

Eastbanc, Inc. will bring the Institute for Contemporary Expression (ICE-DC) to the former Brendan School building. The site will include a cultural center, bookstore, cafe and a restaurant. The Brendan School is located at 925 13th St. NW. It was built in 1869. See renderings for the redevelopment here.

Trapeze School Site to Welcome Condos

A different type of school – a trapeze school – is also set for redevelopment. About 130 condos are coming to the site of the Trapeze School of New York in The Yards in Southeast. The school is relocating to the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency space at First and M Streets SE. GK Benjamin is the developer. Learn more about it here from District Source.

Welcome back to school!