Northern Bus Garage Reconstruction Project
The Northern Bus Garage Reconstruction Project will completely reconstruct the current building into a modern bus facility while preserving the historic 14th Street façade. Built in 1906 as a streetcar storage facility, the garage is now out of service due to its deteriorating condition. Located on 14th Street NW, between Decatur and Buchanan Streets, the newly built garage will house 150 buses and include infrastructure needed to support an electric bus fleet in the future, as envisioned under Metro’s zero-emission bus plan.
In addition to building an environmentally friendly facility, the reconstruction plan includes retail space, streetscape improvements and a community room for local meetings. Metro is actively working with retail strategists and community members to identify neighborhood-serving retailers for the new retail space along the side of the building facing 14th Street, NW.
Community Engagement Meetings
Metro conducted a series of community meetings in Fall 2020 around the project redesign, and community feedback helped to shape the new look of the garage. On December 17, 2020, Metro received approval from the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) for its revised design concepts. Metro will return to HPRB with its final design following a hearing before the Mayor’s Agent. A date for that hearing has not been identified. Metro plans to resume quarterly project meetings in 2021 to keep the community informed. The next community update will be held in March 2021. Stay tuned for more information.