CityPartners Projects

400 E Street, SW

CityPartners is a managing member of E Street Development Group—a joint venture which won development rights to two parcels of land on E Street in Southwest DC.

The first parcel was a surface parking lot and is now 400 E Street, SW—a beautifully designed mixed-use building that is the manifestation of a successful public-private partnership.  The ground floor houses the first brand new fire station to be built in D.C. for more than 20 years. This new home for Engine Company 13 features a state-of-the-art facility for the fire and emergency service units that serve the rapidly growing population of Southwest DC.

Built above the fire station is the 214-room Hyatt Place Hotel, a thriving and successful business serving the community and DC visitors. 

The building is also home to CityPartners Pathways, the first and only hotel training program for under-served 18-24 year olds from Wards 7 and 8.  Working with the District’s Department of Employment Services, this pilot program has become an enormous success.  Since its inception in 2015, CityPartners Pathways has trained 31 residents of Wards 7 & 8 at the Hyatt Place, and offered full time employment to 23 of them.

400 E Street, SW

Also housed in 400 E Street is the brand new headquarters for Kid Power, Inc., a local non-profit providing afterschool and summer programs to underserved youth throughout the District.  Griffis’s development team built out the space for Kid Power at no cost to the non-profit, and rents them the space for only $50 per month.

About the project, Griffis' has said, “From day one, our team was committed to developing a project that would truly serve the community.”

Kid Power Students at the 2018 Annual Student Leader Inauguration

T Street, SE

In 2015, CityPartners purchased a 19-room apartment building in Anacostia.  The building was bought out of foreclosure and, at the time of purchase, 40% of the units were vacant. 

It was in terrible disrepair and there were squatters and drug dealers, making the tenants very unsafe and unhappy.  Today, the building is safe and secure.

CityPartners has renovated nearly every apartment in the building, plus all the common areas. It is 100% occupied. 


Rents for the original tenants have increased by less than 3% in the past three years, and only one of the original tenants has moved out. The tenants in the building are uniformly happy with Griffis' company’s management and ownership. 

Typical unoccupied kitchen at time of purchase

Typical kitchen after CityPartners renovation

555 E Street, SW

CityPartners and E Street Development Group continue to make an impact in SW DC as they begin work on the land where the old Engine Company 13 once sat.  555 E Street will be a 300,000-square-foot mixed-use building with strong retail, a 252 room boutique hotel, 195 market rate apartments, and 58 affordable apartments for seniors.  Construction will begin in March 2018 with delivery in  

late 2019.  

555 E Street, architectural rendering

The Wharf at the Southwest Waterfront

CityPartners is a development partner, owner and member of the project team that was awarded this exciting and transformational project. The Wharf at the Southwest Waterfront has created an active, urban waterfront and park system, showcasing distinctive cultural destinations, and in concert with the existing community.

Featuring market rate residential units and hundreds of affordable housing units, offices, cultural components, hotels, 10 acres of park space, improvements to the marina, and neighborhood serving retail, this project provides Washington, DC, with a world-class waterfront destination. Phase I of the Wharf delivered in October 2017 and has proven to be a transformative development that has kept true to its original goals. 
Phase II is expected to break ground soon.

Architectural Rendering of 555 E Street, SW

The Wharf, architectural rendering