Giant Food Moving Forward with Wisconsin Ave. Redevelopment
Giant Food has announced plans to move forward with redevelopment of its Wisconsin Avenue site, which will be anchored by a new and expanded approximate 56,000-square-foot Giant supermarket. The new mixed-use project, “Cathedral Commons,” will be a vibrant focal point of the neighborhood to include retail shops, restaurants, commercial and residential space, and open plazas.
The new Giant will nearly triple the size of the existing store. Plans call for new full-service floral, bakery, meat, seafood, and deli departments and an expanded offering of fresh produce and natural, organic, gluten-free, and international products. “This project will have a great impact on District resident — generating new jobs, mixed income housing and millions in tax revenue. I applaud the Cleveland Park residents and Giant Food for their fantastic partnership in getting this project off the ground,” said Mayor Adrian Fenty (before the primary results).
DC City Council Chairman Vince Gray (also, before the primary results) said, “Economic expansion is important to Cleveland Park and to all District residents, and in redeveloping this shopping center, Giant is not only generating millions in tax revenue; the company is giving District residents an opportunity to earn a living. We thank the community and Giant for their efforts.”
“The community enthusiastically embraces this development, and we are happy to see it come to fruition,” said DC City Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3). “In addition to a great new grocery and neighborhood services, it will create a more walkable and livable community. We look forward to the project’s economic impact and embrace Giant’s plans to utilize environmentally sensitive design elements.” For additional information and illustrations go to www.WisconsinAveGiant.com