Bozzuto takes a Giant leap

Giant Food will partner with The Bozzuto Group of Washington, DC for its development of Cathedral Commons, a mixed-use project on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest Washington, D.C.


Cathedral Commons is a $125 million, two-block, mixed-use development that will include 137 apartment units and eight townhomes, more than 500 parking spaces, and 128,000 square feet of retail anchored by Giant Food, the grocery market share leader in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

“Giant is looking forward to the transformation of the current Wisconsin Avenue store into a vibrant, urban destination for Cathedral Heights, Cleveland Park and the District.” said Anthony Hucker, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. Giant has been a part of this neighborhood for the past 50 years, and our new store will enable us to better serve the community for years to come.”

“We are thrilled to work with Giant to create Cathedral Commons, a community that will offer the District neighborhoods of Cleveland Park and Cathedral Heights the best shopping, dining and housing yet,” said Tom Bozzuto, CEO, The Bozzuto Group.

Cathedral Commons development is located on approximately four acres of land positioned on Wisconsin Avenue between Macomb Street and Idaho Avenue in Northwest Washington, bordering the neighborhoods of Cathedral Heights and Cleveland Park.

Plans call for a new 56,000-square-foot facility that will feature full-service floral, bakery, meat, seafood, and deli departments and an expanded offering of fresh produce and natural, organic, gluten-free, and international products.

The residential portion of Cathedral Commons will feature a mix of apartment homes and amenities including a boutique hotel-style lobby, lounge areas and library, fitness center, clubroom, conference room, and residential courtyards.

Partnering with The Bozzuto Group on the retail portion of the project is Southside Investment Partners, LLC, a Marylandbased developer and owner of shopping centers and other retail projects.

Construction on Cathedral Commons is set to start spring 2012, with the opening of the new Giant Food tentatively scheduled for late 2013.

Giant Food, LLC, operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 173 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies.

Throughout The Bozzuto Group’s more than 23-year history, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 35,000 homes and apartments, and is honored with numerous industry awards including NAHB premier apartment development company, and three-time management company of the year.

Southside Investment Partners, LLC, is a developer and owner of retail properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.