SOLD: 1333 H St. NE
Vacant since the 1968 riots, the Atlas Theatre and adjacent commercial buildings were assembled and purchased by HSCDC in 1985. After undertaking an award winning renovation in 1989 the property was rented to a number of small businesses in a pseudo incubator for several years. With its community conscience at the forefront HSCDC maintained this vacant property for a number of years turning down numerous users that did not deliver the much needed community benefit. So the property remained vacant from the mid-1990s until September 2002.
The property was sold to an affiliate of the Sprenger Lang Foundation for
renovation as the Atlas Performing Arts Center, providing full theatre arts. The
Atlas is now the centerpiece of the Entertainment Area Zone on the H Street corridor and has been the catalyst for attracting new night life to the corridor.