Howard University plans to add large campus focused on research and housing
Howard University is building the National Center for Research on Health Disparities to attract pharmaceutical companies and biomedical researchers who focus on finding treatments and cures for chronic diseases affecting communities of color.
Howard University has selected three real estate developers for a 260,000 square foot mixed-use development adjacent to its main campus on Georgia Avenue NW that will include a laboratory, an office building and hundreds of apartments.
Howard, a historically black private college of 14 schools and colleges, built the National Center for Research on Health Disparities to attract pharmaceutical companies and biomedical researchers who focus on finding treatments and cures for chronic diseases affecting communities of color.
Howard and his development team – Capstone Development, EDENS and Quadrangle Development Corp. – plan to launch the project in 2023.
“This national research center will support the University’s Howard Forward strategic plan by expanding our reach and creating a community where the world’s best minds, thought leaders and scientists can collaborate in one place to solve health problems.” historical and contemporary and make our world a healthier and safer place, âsaid Wayne AI Frederick, President of Howard University.
The development, within Howard’s southwest campus, will be located near his College of Medicine and is also part of Howard’s ongoing efforts to revitalize the Georgia Avenue corridor.
The 430 apartments will house researchers, professors and graduate students. The development will include 40,000 square feet of street level retail and two outdoor plazas. It will extend Bryant Street west to 8th Street NW.
âHoward is proud to work with a team of highly skilled developers to realize this transformative vision,â said Anthony Freeman, Director of Real Estate at Howard.
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