West End Library – Clone


West End Library & Firehouse

Location: Washington, DC
Owner / Client: EastBanc
Project Goals:  Contracting Goals:

  • 35% Certified Business Enterprise (CBE)

Employment Goals:

  • 51% District Resident New Hires
  • 35% Apprenticeship Hours for District Residents


In conjunction with the District of Columbia Government, Eastbanc will redevelop three outmoded and underutilized sites over two blocks in the West End neighborhood currently home to the West End branch of the DC Public Library, a Metropolitan Police Special Operations Division and the DC Fire Department Engine Company No. 1. Square 37, the site of the Library and Police building, will be combined with an existing surface lot to be redeveloped into a high-end market-rate residential building with a new, state-of-the-art West End Library on the ground floor along with additional ground-floor retail uses. Square 50, the site of the Fire Station will be redeveloped into a new, state-of-the-art Engine Company No. 1 with a 20,000 “Squash on Fire” Squash Club and approximately 58 work-force housing units above it.

L. S. Caldwell & Associates, Inc. (LSC) has been retained to implement mandated District of Columbia contracting and employment compliance requirements and to assist Project subcontractors in complying with regulations determined by the Department of Employment Services (DOES), the Department of Small and Local Business (DSLBD) and the US Department of Labor (DOL).

Specific strategies were established and implemented to include:

  • Acting as the liaison between the Developer and District Agencies.
  • Conducting Compliance workshops to introduce reporting requirements and procedures as determined by local and federal government regulations.
  • Developing and implementing an Outreach Program to procure and increase Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) participation.
  • Meeting with CBE contractors to cultivate project interest and to notify them of available CBE subcontracting opportunities.
  • Developing a data collection system and electronic database to track both CBE and non-CBE participation.

West End Library