Fletcher-Johnson first opened its doors to students in January 1977 and served more than 1,000 students annually until it was closed in 2008. The facility also included an early childhood provision, a health center and a community center. At 15.26 acres, it is the 4th largest plot of District-owned, develop-able land. Fletcher-Johnson is located in the Marshall Heights Community at 4650 Benning Rd SE, Washington, DC 20019.
About the Fletcher-Johnson Task Force
The Fletcher-Johnson Task Force is comprised of 13 representatives from Ward 7.
The mission of the Fletcher-Johnson Task Force is to ensure that the Ward 7’s community vision is the outcome of the Fletcher-Johnson site.
The vision of the Fletcher Johnson Task Force is to establish a unified group of Ward 7 leaders who will act collective and stay directly involved in the Fletcher Johnson RFP and development process. To ensure that the development of the Fletcher-Johnson site be that of an economical hub to benefit Ward 7 specifically, and District residents. As a group, we intend to represent the best interest of our Ward 7 communities at-large as defined in our collective “community vision” statement. We intend to act as a unified front to ensure that our “community vision” is reflected in the RFP language and resulting award for development.
Community’s collective vision for Fletcher-Johnson land use:
1. Comprehensive Performing Arts Space (i.e., THEARC or Atlas)
2. Community Meeting/Gathering Space
3. Post-Secondary Satellite Campus
4. Adult Technical Training
5. Medical Services (i.e., Urgent Care Center)
6. “Non-Traditional” Retail or Business Incubator Spaces
7. Market Rate Housing
8. Shared Office Spaces/Business Center (i.e., The Hive)
9. Membership Gym/Fitness Center
10. Bed & Breakfast facility (i.e., Malolo B&B)