The Penn Daw Community Business Center is located immediately south of North Gateway/Huntington along Richmond Highway and is approximately less than one mile from Huntington Metro Station. The area also connects to North Gateway/Huntington via North Kings Highway, which provides direct access to the southern entrance of Huntington Metro Station (Also on North Kings Highway) and the Capital Beltway I-495. Development projects in Penn Daw include The Shelby, Novus Kings Crossing, South Alex, and The Grande at Huntington.

Penn Daw, late 1970s

Penn Daw Plaza (With the Shelby in the background), formerly a strip mall shopping center, is slated to become a mixed-use development called “South Alex.”

Penn Daw’s proximity to Huntington Metro Station, access to the Capital Beltway I-495, and the concentration of “developable” parcels has generated substantial redevelopment and revitalization interest. In 2014, Insight Property group delivered The Shelby, a 240-unit multifamily building, and recently sold the asset to Passco for $70 million.

The Shelby, Fall 2016

Combined Properties is redeveloping Penn Daw Plaza, an old commercial strip, as mixed-use development consisting of a multifamily building, townhomes, and ground-level retail. Additionally, Cafritz Interests has acquired a five-acre lot of low-density commercial and is in the planning process for a multifamily building.