Five Guys to Fort Totten Square

Editor’s note 7/24/2014: We should have added the usual caveat that the brochure does not mean a lease has been signed. We’ve been told the developers have a letter of intent with Five Guys, not a signed lease just yet.

According to an updated brochure from JBGR (the retail arm of developer JBG), Five Guys will be joining Subway at Fort Totten Square on the corner of Riggs Road & Chillum Place NE. That space was to be occupied by Carolina Kitchen/TKO Burger before they pulled out. This addition leaves one vacant retail space between the Subway and the Five Guys, as well as the vacant space on the corner of 3rd Street & Riggs Road, to which the developers have been hoping to lure a coffee shop.

Fort Totten Square Site Plan

Timeline for additional phases at Art Place at Fort Totten


At the request of the Zoning Commission, the Cafritz team provided a timeline for the remainder of the Art Place at Fort Totten development.  Recall the development will be constructed in multiple phases.  Construction recently started on Building A (1st phase), a mixed use building slated to have 510-550 residential units and over 100,000 square feet of retail.  Building A is expected to be complete in late 2016/early 2017.

Anticipated construction start dates and uses for remaining buildings

Early 2019:  Building B – Children’s museum, additional retail, community recreational uses

Late 2023:  Building C – Residential building with approximately 400 units

Mid-2024:  Building D – Arts and community uses

These anticipated construction dates and uses are subject to change as the Cafritz team assesses the viability of potential uses.

View the full letter, which provides some background information about getting Building A off the ground: Art Place Status – Phasing Plan