About 5 Points

5 Points is over 3,000 square feet of shared office and event space located for local business owners who want convenience and flexibility to build the business they envision.

The Vision

5 Points is a small business resource center in DC’s Ward 5 for dedicated small business owners to gather, produce, connect, and grow. We know entrepreneurship is a lifestyle choice. We provide affordable, accessible space for productivity and access to support to bring the business you imagine within reach. The vision for 5 Points emerged … Continue reading The Vision

The Space

Our newly renovated space on Rhode Island Avenue NE has a long history with neighborhood-serving businesses, including a dry cleaner and most recently a daycare center. We identified the space in 2015 as an ideal location for 5 Points. Renovations began in the spring of 2016 with the support of SB Works, Great Streets, and … Continue reading The Space

The Neighborhood

Why 5 Points? Our name is a nod to our love of Ward 5, the many neighborhoods we border, and our commitment to creating a place to bring people together. Why here? DC’s rush of urban reinvestment is unprecedented. Every neighborhood feels the impact of new investment and rapidly changing landscapes. Many long-time residents are … Continue reading The Neighborhood

The Team

We see our team as much broader than just the people on payroll. our business model relies on a network of talented entrepreneurs, consultants, and community leaders. Stop by anytime to see who is making 5 Points a reality today! Tom Litke, Owner Tom has served in community-based economic development for more than twenty years. … Continue reading The Team