Shaw–Howard University station
|Location||1701 8th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||Metrobus: 70, 79, G8, G9|
|Bicycle facilities||Capital Bikeshare and 6 racks|
|Opened||May 11, 1991|
Shaw–Howard University is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C., on the Green Line and Yellow Line. The station primarily serves Washington's Shaw neighborhood, the home of Howard University.
The station is located within the neighborhood of the same name in the Northwest quadrant of the city, on 7th Street between R and S Streets. It lies just outside the defined boundaries of the Shaw Historic District, which encompasses much the area to the southwest.
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Like other stations along the stretch of the Green and Yellow Lines between Gallery Place and Fort Totten, Shaw has been revitalized by transit-oriented development, increasing economic development, residential density, and—controversially—accelerating the pace of gentrification.
Among other projects, Progression Place and CityMarket at O catalyzed development in the area in the early 2010s. The former occupies previously vacant land on the same block as the northern entrance to the station and contains 115,000 sq ft (10,700 m2) of office space (with the UNCF being the anchor tenant), 205 apartments labeled as "7th Flats," and 19,000 sq ft (1,800 m2) of retail.
CityMarket at O, located between 7th, 9th, O, and P Streets NW, renovated the long-neglected O Street Market and added 87,000 sq ft (8,100 m2) of retail and 629 residential units.
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Part of the original Metro plan, the station was initially referred to simply as "Shaw". It opened on May 11, 1991, as part of a northward extension of the Green Line from Gallery Place–Chinatown to U Street. The central route under 7th Street, below which the station sits, was added in 1967 primarily to serve the "inner city". The downtown segment of the line was originally projected to open in September 1977, but the first Green Line stations did not open until 1991. While a cut-and-fill tunnel for the Green Line was built under 7th Street and U Street, maintaining vehicle traffic and pedestrian access on those streets was difficult. The result was the loss of the traditional retail businesses along the route.
Like most underground Metro stations, Shaw–Howard University is an island-platformed station lying directly below street level. There are two entrances, one to the north at the corner of 7th and S Streets and the other to the south on R Street between 7th and 8th Streets.
|G||Street level||Exit/entrance, buses|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare gates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Southbound||← toward Branch Avenue (Mount Vernon Square)|
← toward Huntington (Mount Vernon Square)
|Northbound||toward Greenbelt (U Street) →|
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Source: "Shaw–Howard University station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 11th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaw–Howard_University_station.
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- ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
- ^ Shaw heritage trail Archived July 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Shaw Main Streets Retrieved February 13, 2011
- ^ UNCF Headquarters Project DC Government Retrieved February 13, 2011
- ^ 7th Flats at Progression Place Progressive Place Retrieved February 13, 2011
- ^ The Shops at Progression Place Progression Place Retrieved February 13, 2011
- ^ CityMarket at O CityMarket at O Retrieved February 13, 2011
- ^ Schrag at p. 112.
- ^ Schrag at p. 214.
- ^ Schrag at p. 213
- ^ Schrag at p. 217.
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Shaw–Howard Univ Station
- S Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- R Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
Coordinates: 38°54′47″N 77°01′20″W / 38.912919°N 77.022194°W
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