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RCDC Nov 4, 2014 5:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 6793484)
I was up in Van Ness on Saturday and took some photos of the University of the District of Columbia student center (http://www.udc.edu/facilities/featur...an_ness_campus). This building is located right on CT Ave and will hopefully add some much-needed vibrancy to what was a dull and mostly vacant plaza.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7506/1...d28936fa37.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/...358ecf69_z.jpg


Next visit to Calvert-Woodley I'll check it out, looks like a great improvement. Did you see progress on Park Van Ness across the street?

202_Cyclist Nov 4, 2014 6:25 PM

Park Van Ness is a little farther north on CT Ave, across from the Days Inn and near the Golds Gym. There was a tower crane on the site but it was a cold day and we were heading to the Czech embassy, so I couldn't convince my girlfriend to head up there. I used to own stock in BF Saul, so I was following this development more closely last year.

The student center and Park Van Ness will both greatly improve the neighborhood. With that said, however, Van Ness really lost out by not relocating UDC to Saint Elizabeth's and then redevelvoping the UDC campus to have more housing right on the Red line. If another 1,000 - 2,000 housing units with ground-floor retail were built in Van Ness and if there is signifcant development on the large lots at Friendship Heights, the entire character of upper Northwest would be improved.

chris08876 Nov 11, 2014 7:43 PM

Project: Octave 1320

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A teaser site is up for a condo project at 1320 Fenwick Lane in downtown Silver Spring.

Located between 1st and 2nd avenues, the development will be named Octave 1320. ProMark Development is converting the former office building into 102 condominiums, UrbanTurf reported yesterday.

BKV Group is designing the project, which will offer one- and two-bedroom condominiums. The units will measure an average of 600 square feet, with average pricing below $300,000. About two-thirds of the apartments will be one-bedrooms.

ProMark’s head of development Peter McLaughlin told Urban Turf that delivery is estimated for a year from now.
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http://www.octave1320.com/
http://news.buzzbuzzhome.com/2014/10/octave-1320.html

chris08876 Nov 11, 2014 7:46 PM

Project: 1411 Key Boulevard

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Formerly known as the Washington Vista Apartments, the 32-unit apartment complex will be demolished to make way for a 42-unit luxury project, according to the developer’s site. The apartments will have stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, granite countertops, full-size in-unit washer/dryer and balconies or terraces. Amenities will include garage parking with elevator access to all levels, a gym, lounge and a rooftop terrace.
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http://news.buzzbuzzhome.com/2014/11...boulevard.html

EastSideHBG Nov 15, 2014 4:20 PM

Smithsonian unveils $2 billion museum face-lift

JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
POSTED: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 3:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian has unveiled plans to give museums and gardens along the south side of Washington's National Mall a $2 billion face-lift, creating more welcoming entrances, improving connections between museums and refurbishing the iconic Smithsonian Castle.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/living/...jeeT2uZyBkj.99

Eightball Nov 18, 2014 2:24 AM

POP has photos of the completed demolition of the old Self Storage Building on H:
http://www.popville.com/2014/11/firs...d-on-h-street/
http://popville.wpengine.netdna-cdn....1/IMG_2781.jpg

How it looked prior to demolition:

http://popville.wpengine.netdna-cdn....1987741405.jpg

Both photos from linked site

202_Cyclist Nov 19, 2014 2:04 PM

Good to see. Now hopefully the self-storage unit at 15th and U St NW will be the next to go, as that is some of the most expensive land in the US and is located in a very transit-accessible location.

202_Cyclist Nov 19, 2014 2:07 PM

Contrite Over Failed Urban Renewal, Washington D.C. Refreshes a Waterfront
 
Contrite Over Failed Urban Renewal, Washington D.C. Refreshes a Waterfront



NY Times
By Eugene Meyer
Nov. 19, 2014

"WASHINGTON — The Potomac waterfront in the southwest quadrant of the nation’s capital was once a symbol of urban renewal’s high hopes and then of its crushing failure. It is undergoing a significant redevelopment that promises to remake the little-used mile-long stretch along the river’s Washington Channel into a vibrant, mixed-use community.

Ground was broken in March, and, with six construction cranes towering above and excavation equipment operating below, work is well underway to remake the historic wharf, where Union troops landed in 1864 to save the city from the Confederates and generations of fishmongers hawked seafood fresh off the schooners and smaller workboats unloading there.

The Wharf, as it is being called, is the developer PN Hoffman’s “magnificent opportunity to undo the urban renewal legacy of the past and recreate the Southwest Waterfront as a great world-class destination,” according to the project’s website. This would, it has been widely acknowledged, be a notable accomplishment..."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/re...er=rss&emc=rss

chris08876 Nov 23, 2014 4:07 PM

Smithsonian’s South Mall Campus Renderings:

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Renderings: Bjarke Ingels Group
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http://news.buzzbuzzhome.com/2014/11...ithsonian.html

chris08876 Nov 24, 2014 5:10 PM

Project: 2030 Atlantic Plumbing (2030 8th Street)

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2030 8th Street at Atlantic Plumbing features 62 unique residences with over 9-foot ceilings, expansive windows offering unparalleled views of the city and a highly appointed rooftop terrace. Customized interior finishes pay homage to the industrial DNA of the original Atlantic Plumbing Supply building and reflect the neighborhood’s position at the center of the arts, entertainment, and cultural landscape.
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http://2030ap.com/

202_Cyclist Nov 26, 2014 2:01 PM

As D.C. embraces its industrial past, New York’s High Line Park shows the way
 
The High Line is one of my favorite parts of NYC. I am very impressed with the proposal for the 11th Street pedestrian bridge but I have concerns about the cost and the location (next to I-295 and immediately surrounded by six lanes of roads).

As D.C. embraces its industrial past, New York’s High Line Park shows the way

By Jonathan O'Connell
November 25, 2014
Washington Post

"NEW YORK – Julian Hunt went to see the High Line Park in New York City’s West Side before it was even open.

Hunt, a D.C. architect, made the trip as part of a painstaking labor of love. For the better part of a decade, he has been attempting to convert a series of abandoned concrete tunnels beneath Dupont Circle, where streetcars once rumbled, into a menagerie of art galleries, performance space, cafes and exhibitions.

Early into his effort, Hunt visited the High Line, a mile-and-a-half long park built atop a railroad platform near the Hudson River that is different parts leisurely path, art exhibit, garden and engine of what is now one of Manhattan’s fastest growing neighborhoods..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/d...shows-the-way/

Eightball Nov 26, 2014 4:48 PM

EOTR Development Rundown
http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blo...t_rundown/9241
http://assets.urbanturf.com/dc/image...2255MLK550.jpg

Home Price Watch: Improving Market in Anacostia
http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blo...is_rising/9260
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Park 7 Apts/Retail Just Completed at Minnesota and Benning Ave NE
http://www.park7dc.com/
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202_Cyclist Dec 2, 2014 3:57 PM

D.C. Council set to remove tax breaks from soccer stadium deal, borrow $62 million
 
D.C. Council set to remove tax breaks from soccer stadium deal, borrow $62 million

http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/ima...EeScn6N-KegM1Q
Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington, near the intersection of South Capitol Street and Potomac Avenue and across from Nationals Park. Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. United soccer team have reached a preliminary deal to build a stadium there. (Image courtesy of the Washington Post)

By Mike DeBonis and Jonathan O'Connell
December 1, 2014
Washington Post

"D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) said he will ask his colleagues to vote Tuesday on a revised deal to build a professional soccer stadium in Southwest Washington that removes some of the previously negotiated tax abatements and would require more than $60 million in new city borrowing.

To complete the proposed $300 million deal by year’s end, the council must take the first of two votes at Tuesday’s legislative meeting.

Under the outlines negotiated by outgoing Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), the city would pay as much as $150 million to purchase and prepare the land for the 20,000-seat stadium while the D.C. United soccer team would pay a roughly equivalent amount to build it..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...d9e_story.html

shakman Dec 2, 2014 8:02 PM

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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 6828092)
D.C. Council set to remove tax breaks from soccer stadium deal, borrow $62 million

http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/ima...EeScn6N-KegM1Q
Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington, near the intersection of South Capitol Street and Potomac Avenue and across from Nationals Park. Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. United soccer team have reached a preliminary deal to build a stadium there. (Image courtesy of the Washington Post)

By Mike DeBonis and Jonathan O'Connell
December 1, 2014
Washington Post

"D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) said he will ask his colleagues to vote Tuesday on a revised deal to build a professional soccer stadium in Southwest Washington that removes some of the previously negotiated tax abatements and would require more than $60 million in new city borrowing.

To complete the proposed $300 million deal by year’s end, the council must take the first of two votes at Tuesday’s legislative meeting.

Under the outlines negotiated by outgoing Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), the city would pay as much as $150 million to purchase and prepare the land for the 20,000-seat stadium while the D.C. United soccer team would pay a roughly equivalent amount to build it..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...d9e_story.html

As long as the DC government does not screw-up this deal.

202_Cyclist Dec 5, 2014 4:00 PM

Douglas Proposes 295 Units Near Rhode Island Avenue Metro
 
Douglas Proposes 295 Units Near Rhode Island Avenue Metro

December 5, 2014
By Lark Turner
Urban Turf

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Image courtesy of Urban Turf.

“Douglas Development is planning two six-story residential buildings near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro with a combined 295 units, according to a presentation made to ANC 5B this week.

The project at 805-809 Channing Place NE (map) includes a modern build-out of an existing industrial building as well as new construction. The existing building will become a six-story, 156-unit residence with six parking spaces; the new building will have 139 units and 60 parking spots. Neither project includes retail. The two projects would be connected by a pedestrian walkway topped by a pool and have large shared amenity spaces, including what’s labeled in the plans as a yoga studio, a juice bar and a fitness area. Eric Colbert & Associates, GTM Architects and ParkerRodriguez worked on various aspects of the project design.

Incoming ANC commissioner Joe Barrios indicated the project is a matter-of-right development that is likely to move forward without further approvals, and suggested it may be completed by early 2016…”

http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blo...and_metro/9296

202_Cyclist Dec 5, 2014 4:14 PM

Former AAMC headquarters on D.C.'s West End will be converted to luxury condos
 
Former AAMC headquarters on D.C.'s West End will be converted to luxury condos

By Michael Neibauer
Dec. 4, 2014
Washington Business Journal

“The former headquarters of the Association of American Medical Colleges has been sold to a D.C. real estate investor who will convert the entire building into luxury condominiums, while adding ground-floor retail.

PRP LLC, in partnership with an unnamed institutional investor, has acquired 2501 M St. NW for $31.6 million. The deal closed on Thursday.

The D.C.-based PRP, a specialized real estate fund manager, will "immediately move forward" on the conversion of the 100,000-square-foot office building into a 60-unit luxury residential condominium property with 11,475 square feet of ground-floor retail…”

http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...d-will-be.html

RCDC Dec 5, 2014 5:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 6832374)
Douglas Proposes 295 Units Near Rhode Island Avenue Metro

December 5, 2014
By Lark Turner
Urban Turf

http://assets.urbanturf.com/dc/image...hanning550.jpg
Image courtesy of Urban Turf.

“Douglas Development is planning two six-story residential buildings near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro with a combined 295 units, according to a presentation made to ANC 5B this week.

Douglas has been sitting on those vacant rotting buildings since 2003. About damn time. :multibow:

202_Cyclist Dec 10, 2014 10:00 PM

27-Unit Residential Project With Retail Planned for H Street Corridor
 
27-Unit Residential Project With Retail Planned for H Street Corridor

Urban Turf
Dec. 9, 2014

http://assets.urbanturf.com/dc/image...il09052014.jpg
Image courtesy of Urban Turf.

"Another residential project is on the boards for the H Street Corridor.

New Legacy Partners recently filed documents with the Board of Zoning Adjustment for a six-story, 27-unit residential development located at 1371-1375 H Street NE (map). The ground floor would have approximately 2,500 square-feet of retail space, and there would be six units on floors 2-5, and three units on the top floor. The building, designed by Bonstra|Haresign Architects, would provide 21 spaces of bike parking.

The project is seeking variance relief from the parking requirement (14 spaces) and special exception relief regarding the roof structure setback. The addresses, formerly the site of the Salvation Army Thrift store, hit the market for $2.2 million last year..."

http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blo..._corridor/9316

202_Cyclist Dec 12, 2014 8:46 PM

28-Unit Project on H Street Corridor’s East End Gets ANC Support
 
28-Unit Project on H Street Corridor’s East End Gets ANC Support

By Lark Turner
Urban Turf
Dec. 12, 2014

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Image courtesy of Urban Turf.

"A project on a triangular-shaped piece of land on the east end of the H Street Corridor received support from ANC 6A on Thursday night. Plans for 1401 Florida Avenue NE (map) include 28 units, down from the 34 units originally proposed. Mehari Sequar is the developer on the project, which is designed by PGN Architects and is located near the Argonaut.

The 28 units include 16 larger two-bedrooms, and the fifth and sixth floor will house duplex units, according to Jeff Goins of PGN. The units have been reduced and the top floor set back since the developer first started working with the ANC..."

http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blo..._approval/9338

202_Cyclist Dec 12, 2014 8:58 PM

Top D.C. officials reach accord on soccer stadium funding
 
Top D.C. officials reach accord on soccer stadium funding

By Mike DeBonis
Washington Post
Dec. 11, 2014

"Top District officials said Thursday that they had reached a deal to provide $139 million in city funding toward a new stadium for the D.C. United soccer franchise.

The D.C. Council granted initial approval last week for the stadium deal, authorizing up to $150 million in public spending. But Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) had clashed sharply over how to come up with the necessary funds.

On Thursday, Mendelson acknowledged a “little bit of a dust-up” with Gray but said at a joint news conference that the two had come to terms..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...9d7_story.html


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