Monroe Street Market in DC: Traffic, Circulation, Parking and Loading Analyses - Wells + Associates

Wood Street

Zoning Commission Approval Based on Transportation Impact Study

The Catholic University of America (CUA) and Abdo Development, LLC jointly redeveloped a portion of CUA’s campus in Washington, DC, known as CUA’s South Campus. The six blocks that comprise the South Campus encompass 8.9 acres of land generally bounded by Michigan Avenue on the north, Kearney Street on the south, the WMATA/CSX tracks on the east, and the Dominican House of Studies and Theological College on the west.

The university redevelopment, known as Monroe Street Market, created a mixed-use development consisting of residential, retail, and arts components interwoven into the Brookland Community. The project includes approximately 760 residential units; 83,000 S.F. of retail space; and 18,000 S.F. of arts space and is adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metrorail Station. 

Wells + Associates’ transportation consultants were retained by Abdo Development to evaluate the transportation impacts of the project. The study included an evaluation of existing conditions and future conditions with and without the project. The study also evaluated a reconfiguration of the Monroe Street/Michigan Avenue intersection in DC and on-street and off-street parking and loading facilities. We also developed a transportation management plan for the project.

W+A also provided expert witness testimony before the District of Columbia Zoning Commission in support of the project. The project was subsequently approved by the Zoning Commission.