Condos, Harris Teeter to Occupy Former Boys Town Site

Posted November 5, 2004 at 3:24pm

In a move that surely will please some Capitol Hill community groups, including the Southeast Citizens for Smart Development, the one-time site for the proposed Boys Town development in Southeast Washington has been sold to an Irving, Texas-based development company and soon will be turned into a new mixed-use retail and residential destination location.

The new project, which will be named Jenkins Row and developed by the JPI Co., will be located near the Potomac Avenue Metro station on Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th streets Southeast. For the past four years, this site has been the center of a battle between local groups and the Omaha, Neb.-based Boys and Girls Town organization, which sought to build four youth care homes at the location.

Plans for Jenkins Row include building 247 luxury condominiums and a 47,000-square-foot Harris Teeter grocery store with two underground parking levels.

For more information regarding Jenkins Row condominium sales, visit

—John McArdle