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Cirrus Oct 10, 2006 3:22 PM

WASHINGTON, DC | Development News
 
Rundown of development in the District

Click the link for a really nifty report: The 2005/06 Guide to Development in the District of Columbia, put out by the Washington, DC Economic Partnership.

City only. Pdf format. It doesn't quite cover everything significant, but does a damn good job.

rds989 Oct 10, 2006 5:59 PM

Thanks for posting that.

I've long wished that there was a Chicago-style DC-Development-Rundown thread, and that comes pretty close (although only current as of Aug. 2005).

UrbaniDesDev Oct 10, 2006 11:05 PM

As a former resident of DC (Logan Circle), Its good to see a thread on DC.
Someone who still lives there should do some leg work, get out the camera and take some shots. I would be particularly interested in the Mass. Avenue redevelopment, the Convention Center area and South Capital Hill. Posting a list is easy

Evergrey Oct 11, 2006 1:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UrbaniDesDev
As a former resident of DC (Logan Circle), Its good to see a thread on DC.
Someone who still lives there should do some leg work, get out the camera and take some shots. I would be particularly interested in the Mass. Avenue redevelopment, the Convention Center area and South Capital Hill. Posting a list is easy

dc_denizen has posted several neighborhood photo tours in the last few months

Cirrus Oct 11, 2006 7:02 PM

There's also a thread in here somewhere that I posted months ago with a lot of info about big regional plans - TODs around metro stations and whatnot.

jacksom Oct 14, 2006 9:20 PM

Great post. I was driving around the city the other day (just started a new job in SW DC) and was amazed at all of the new development.

LAmarODom420 Sep 1, 2007 9:34 AM

This thread needs some help
 
Envisioning City Life Along the Rivers
Developers Pour Billions Into Reviving Business and Cultural Attractions by the Potomac and Anacostia

By Anita Huslin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 20, 2007; Page D01


http://www.anacostiawaterfront.net/P...hover_map2.jpg

In the hottest days of summer, Paris becomes the Riviera, when it transforms two miles of the Seine into a beach with cabana boys by day and concerts at night. Every July, Venetians crowd the canals on boats and gondolas to celebrate the marriage of the city to the sea. For a month every fall, the Baltic archipelago city of Stockholm sets a waterfront stage for an international jazz festival.

And in Washington, perhaps the world capital of festivals and celebrations, one of the more heralded annual events that focuses a spotlight directly on its waterfronts is . . . a cleanup project. Earlier this year, the Capital River Relief project plucked 50 tons of garbage from the Anacostia and Potomac rivers.

While hardly glamorous, the decades-long effort to restore Washington's waterways has cleared the way for bigger changes. With few large undeveloped tracts in the Washington region's urban core, the banks of the Potomac and Anacostia have suddenly become hot property.

More than $2 billion in revitalization projects are under construction in D.C. neighborhoods along the rivers, and another $10 billion worth of developments are in the pipeline. Downstream, a $2 billion mini-city is rising along the shores of the Potomac in Prince George's County. And all of this activity is prompting the city of Alexandria, across the river, to begin plotting its own waterfront renaissance.

Nearly 2 1/2 square miles of land are under redevelopment along the Southeast and Southwest shorelines of the District, an area the size of Takoma Park. On the Southwest waterfront, parking lots and concrete walls are slated to make way for condos, restaurants and shops, and 13 acres will be dedicated to a tree-lined esplanade, public piers and parks. On the Southeast side, where a grand staircase is being built from the new Nationals stadium to the edge of the Anacostia River, developers hope to take a page from such successful waterfront revitalizations as Baltimore's Fells Point, San Antonio's River Walk and Paris's Plage in transforming nearly 6 acres into homes, stores and offices. A 42-acre site formerly known as the Southeast Federal Center will be transformed into nearly 3,000 residential units, stores and restaurants, office space, and a riverfront park.


In addition, 22 miles of new walkways are planned to link the areas along the shoreline. And if planners have their way, more park space will be opened up for such uses as kayaking and boating.

Continued:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...081901341.html




Flash Presentation on waterfront redevelopment in SE/SW and the National Harbor:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...ver/index.html


DC is looking up...:notacrook:


anyone know how to take images from flash and post them here?

mercurypa Sep 1, 2007 3:18 PM

Finally a thread for the District. Now that I live here, perhaps I will take some shots.

TheFutureIsNow Sep 1, 2007 9:04 PM

Heres some pics of the massive amount of development going on in the Carlyle area of Alexandria:

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0622.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0620.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0617.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0612.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0613.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0610.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0609.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0608.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0607.jpg
^This is the center plaza in the new patent office complex

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0605.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0603.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0601.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0600.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/PIC-0591.jpg
^A newer condo tower

I have alot of pics of the development around DC (VA Suburbs), could we include info about those in this thread?

toxteth o'grady Sep 2, 2007 1:30 AM

Nice pics.

The partnership brochure claims 33 cranes downtown a year ago. Last year, we had 12 cranes up at Dulles Airport alone. It made me wonder why Dallas was bragging about having 30-40 cranes active this summer...

LAmarODom420 Sep 2, 2007 9:48 AM

Anacostia Waterfront - SW and SE
 
http://www.anacostiawaterfront.net/P..._rendering.jpg

The Southwest Waterfront

A Premier Waterfront Destination Just Steps
from the National Mall

Project Overview

The District of Columbia launched the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) in March 2000 bringing together more than 20 different Federal and District agencies with land or jurisdiction along the River. Over the next three years, with input from community residents and renowned waterfront planning experts, the City outlined its vision for revitalizing the river and its waterfront in the Anacostia Framework Plan.

In 2003 City Council unanimously approved a Small Area Plan for the Southwest Waterfront, a premier waterfront destination just steps from the National Mall. The Anacostia Waterfront Corporation is charged with implementing the City's vision for the Southwest Waterfront. When complete, this 47-acre site will include a unique blend of retail, residential, office, maritime, hotel, park and cultural space that create a vibrant, amenity-rich 24-hour neighborhood for both District residents and visitors.

http://www.anacostiawaterfront.net/P...k-District.jpg

South Capitol Waterfront & Ballpark District
Ballpark is the Draw but the Waterfront is the Focus
Project Overview

The South Capitol Waterfront represents a unique opportunity to create a true waterfront destination on the Anacostia River. The area includes the new Washington National's ballpark and 60 acres surrounding the stadium, bound by the Anacostia River and South Capitol Street, New Jersey Avenue, and M Street, SE. Plans call for an exciting and vibrant neighborhood with a diverse mix of retail, entertainment, residential, and office uses. The new stadium will provide a unique and exceptional experience for baseball fans and act as a catalyst for the development of a waterfront entertainment destination for neighborhood residents and visitors to enjoy year-round. When complete, the South Capitol Waterfront is expected to generate $10 to $15 million per year in new tax revenues for the District, provide countless new jobs for District residents, and create business opportunities for local, small, and disadvantaged business enterprises. As a directive of the original City Council legislation financing the ballpark, AWC now owns the land that constitutes the ballpark site, has prepared an overall development strategy for the area, and is working to facilitate the redevelopment of publicly held parcels of land located adjacent to the ballpark. The revitalization of the South Capitol Waterfront will also include the construction of the Anacostia Riverwalk between the ballpark and the Washington Navy Yard, which will include a five-acre public park at the Southeast Federal Center and a new ferry pier at the foot of First Street, SE. Site 60 acres surrounding the new Washington National's ballpark, bound by the Anacostia River and South Capitol Street, New Jersey Avenue, and M Street, SE.

http://www.anacostiawaterfront.net/P...plar-Point.jpg

Poplar Point

Reconnecting Historic Anacostia with the Anacostia Waterfront

Project Overview

Poplar Point encompasses more than 110 acres of federal land adjacent to Historic Anacostia, directly across from the Navy Yard. Development efforts in this area will strive to reconnect historic Anacostia and its residents back to the Anacostia River. Currently, the site is isolated from nearby neighborhoods. Plans call for the site to be revived as a green gateway to the Anacostia River and act as a catalyst for neighborhood economic development. The transformation will feature state-of-the-art ecological restoration as well as cultural, historical, and community attractions. AWC is currently working with the National Park Service and the U.S. Congress on transferring the ownership of Poplar Point from the federal government to AWC. The National Park Service has established a series of conditions that must be met as part of the transfer including a relocation strategy for the existing National Park Service facilities. Plans for the site must also include a 70-acre cultural park, civic memorials (including one honoring Frederick Douglass), wetlands, and residential, commercial, and office development. In March 2006, AWC issued a Request for Proposals to develop the site plan and received proposals from 15 consultant teams. A team consisting of representatives from representatives of AWC, the National Park Service, the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, and the DC Office of Planning evaluated the proposals and selected a team, led by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Architects, which includes Hargreaves Landscape Architecture, Lee and Associates, Delon Hampton and Associates, and Justice and Sustainability.

http://www.anacostiawaterfront.net/P...ro-Station.jpg

Anacostia Metro Station Redevelopment

A New Economic Development Hub for Historic Anacostia

Project Overview

AWC is leading an effort to redevelop the Anacostia Metro Station site as a multi-modal transit facility and mixed-use hub for shops, apartment residences, and government offices. A centerpiece of the plan will be a new headquarters building for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and 200,000 square feet of District government offices—including the AWC’s headquarters. The development will bring jobs and revitalization to Historic Anacostia, stimulating economic activity that benefits the entire community. AWC has completed architectural and feasibility analyses for the relocation of WMATA’s headquarters to Anacostia and briefed members of the WMATA Task Force.

http://www.anacostiawaterfront.net/P...Canal-Park.jpg

Washington Canal Park

A Focal Point for Emerging Retail, Housing and Offices Uses

Project Overview

Washington Canal Park will be the first public park built under the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative and promises to be an inviting area attraction and a model of sustainable development. The park will provide a green pedestrian link between Capitol Hill and the revitalized waterfront, creating a focal point for the area’s emerging high-density, mixed-use development that includes the new U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters and the Capper-Carrollsburg housing development. It will be a centerpiece of the Near Southeast waterfront neighborhood, where residents and visitors can enjoy the park’s many amenities and special events. The site once connected the Anacostia River to the U.S. Capitol and the Potomac River. The park’s design will reflect the historical significance of the area while protecting the Anacostia River from harmful runoff through a series of ponds that will use innovative technology to filter stormwater through sand. In 2004, the District of Columbia partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct an open design competition for the new park and received an overwhelming response from leading landscape designers across the country. A team of nationally recognized experts selected the winning design by landscape architects Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. AWC also negotiated a design contract with the architects that includes requirements for hiring local, small, and disadvantaged business enterprises (LSDBE) as contractors; ensuring public participation; and researching the history of the Washington Canal.


http://www.anacostiawaterfront.net/

LAmarODom420 Sep 2, 2007 10:01 AM

National Harbor
 
http://www.nationalharbor.com/images/logo_home.jpg

Fairfax-based developer Milton V. Peterson resurrected the concept, and National Harbor, the largest non-gambling hotel and conference center on the Eastern Seaboard, is scheduled to open for business in April 2008. Nine hundred thousand room nights have been booked, with reservations made up through 2012, and some conventioneers are already clamoring for hotel space in Old Town.

http://www.nationalharbor.com/images..._headerPic.jpg

August 13, 2007


Clark Construction Group, LLC recently completed construction of the first retail and office building at National Harbor, a new mixed-used development just south of Washington, D.C., in Prince George's County, Md. Clark constructed the building for The Peterson Companies, ofFairfax, Va.

http://www.nationalharbor.com/images...ail_header.jpg

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-...7042200334.gif

toxteth o'grady Sep 3, 2007 1:20 AM

"...Nine hundred thousand room nights have been booked, with reservations made up through 2012..."

That's a helluva start, if they aren't sucking it out of the existing hoteliers. I'd always wondered how they were going to fill up all those rooms; and that looks to be the answer.

The whole property's going to stick out like a sore thumb for a while, until there is more development on that side of the Potomac. It's a shame some of the greenery along the river will be lost...

ontheroad Sep 4, 2007 9:27 AM

A lot of public spaces there, nice

LAmarODom420 Sep 12, 2007 7:21 AM

Convention Center Hotel in Jeopardy
Costs May Doom Contentious Project


By Dana Hedgpeth and Alejandro Lazo
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, September 12, 2007; Page D01


The deal to build a convention center hotel, long plagued by squabbles over its location and who would pay for it, is now in serious jeopardy of collapsing under the weight of the nation's credit crunch.

Marriott International and RLJ Development, the hotel company started by BET founder Robert Johnson, had been planning to build the District's biggest hotel, with 1,400 rooms, at Ninth Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW, across from the convention center. But investors and people involved in the deal say the timing may have made it untenable: The hotel boom has shown signs of slowing, interest rates and construction costs are rising, and it is difficult and more expensive for developers to borrow money from banks.

The project was expected to cost $550 million and be completed in 2009, but with construction costs rising as the project encountered delays and the D.C. government having to buy land, it is now likely to cost $750 million and not open until 2012 or 2013.

what a colossal waste of money that convention center was....:(

soon, national harbor will provide even more competition....



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews

mercurypa Sep 12, 2007 11:26 AM

NOMA development
 
Here is a video link to the massive project in my neighborhood. I think it will be scaled back a bit, but the new hotel is being constructed next to the now functioning ATF headquarters.

http://www.nomabid.com/images/nomarender.swf

LAmarODom420 Sep 14, 2007 7:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mercurypa (Post 3051620)
Here is a video link to the massive project in my neighborhood. I think it will be scaled back a bit, but the new hotel is being constructed next to the now functioning ATF headquarters.

http://www.nomabid.com/images/nomarender.swf

Here is the BID map--

http://www.nomabid.org/images/mini_map.jpg

mercurypa Sep 23, 2007 1:47 PM

U st corridor scores a YES!
 
This is great news for the U St. Corridor. Grocery stores always help sell the area to new residents and is great for further development.

http://washington.bizjournals.com/wa...l?surround=lfn

It will be posted in this building I believe.

http://www.pnhoffman.com/properties/flats/index.asp

toxteth o'grady Sep 24, 2007 1:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LAmarODom420 (Post 3051538)
Convention Center Hotel in Jeopardy



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews

Word today is the project is back on - at a smaller scale. 1150 rooms instead of 1400. A more manageable size...:cool:

VA_Gentleman Sep 24, 2007 9:17 PM

I don't know if this is the place to post D.C. suburb information, but i'll throw a link to the reston town center pics I took of the construction progress of SoMa:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=138142

VA_Gentleman Sep 25, 2007 11:20 PM

One Loudoun
 
Some more NoVA news. Ground just broke on One Loudoun, A huge mixed use project on route 7 and loudoun county parkway. 360 acre project with 3 million sq feet of office space. This will be the last stop on the metro line to dulles international airport. The project will include a world trade center which will strive to bring foreign business to the area. Some renderings:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone01.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone02.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone03.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone04.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone05.jpg

mercurypa Sep 28, 2007 10:00 PM

Southeast near new stadium webcam
 
This link shows a webcam in the rapidly developing near southeast near the new stadium. You can count the many cranes in the former warehouse wasteland.

http://www.jdland.com/dc/index.cfm?id=1972

mercurypa Sep 29, 2007 9:51 PM

Link to construction photos
 
This website has lots of construction photos mixed with snippets of daily life in DC. Enjoy.

http://dcmetrocentric.com/

Cirrus Sep 29, 2007 10:25 PM

These suburban projects really ought to have gone in the other thread. Oh well.

Anyway, the DC Under Construction blog is a good one.

Dr. Taco Aug 5, 2008 6:00 PM

woo!! go DC!!

202_Cyclist Aug 23, 2010 3:12 PM

DC/MD/VA projects
 
It's about time there is a DC thread.

Work to resume on stalled apartment project near Nationals stadium

By Jonathan O'Connell
Washington Post
Friday, August 20, 2010

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-...0081906602.jpg
A former Navy industrial building between the Nationals ballpark and the Navy Yard is being redeveloped into a 170-unit apartment complex as part of a 42-acre development called the Yards. (Forest City Washington)

"Construction sites around the Washington Nationals ballpark have been reduced to so many empty lots by the recession, but at least one developer has decided it is time to get started again.

Forest City Washington, the local branch of a Cleveland development firm, said Thursday that, after nearly two years of trying, it is ready to restart construction on a $60 million, 170-unit apartment complex that it initially began work on in 2008 before stopping later that year when credit markets froze.

The luxury apartments will fill a former Navy industrial building a few blocks east of the ballpark, part of a planned 42-acre Forest City development called the Yards on the site of the former Southeast Federal Center. Ultimately, the apartments will be surrounded by office buildings, retail outlets and more than 2,000 other housing units. The city is near completion on a 5.5-acre public park there...."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...081906352.html

202_Cyclist Aug 23, 2010 3:15 PM

Abdo Gets Equity Injection, Catholic Plans to Demo University Buildings (DC Mud)
 
This will be a great project to bring new housing to the area surrounding Catholic University and the Brookland metro station. This is one of the more affordable neighborhoods within the District and only a few stops away from Union Station on the Red Line.

Abdo Gets Equity Injection, Catholic Plans to Demo University Buildings

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WZ38Ev4uy9.../arts+walk.jpg
Image courtesy of DC Mud

http://dcmud.blogspot.com/2010/08/ab...-plans-to.html

202_Cyclist Aug 31, 2010 3:05 PM

Yards Park update
 
Here's a link to some photos of the soon-to-open park courtesy of the local blog, JD Land. The Yards Park is directly behind the US Department of Transportation headquarters and very close to the Nationals stadium and only a few hundred yards away from the Navy Yard metro station on the Green Line. Although there are occasionally articles in the local papers about the slow pace of redevelopment in this area of Washington, there has been remarkable growth in the past 3-4 years, considering the recession.

The park will open the weekend of Sept. 10-12.

http://jdland.com/dc/quickgallery.cfm?quickdate=100827

Busy Bee Aug 31, 2010 4:33 PM

Wow wow wow! Absolutely stunning! I (try to) follow DCMud and BeyondDC but had no knowledge of this park project! Beautiful! Modern, bold yet still natural... Absolutely gorgeous!

202_Cyclist Sep 10, 2010 2:42 PM

Grocery stores anchor projects in Northwest (Georgetown Current)
 
Grocery stores anchor projects in Northwest

Georgetown Current

*Development: Efforts in Shaw, Petworth move forward

By CAROL BUCKLEY
Current Staff Writer
Sept. 1, 2010

Luxe new grocery stores have become the must-have anchor tenant for developments across the city, including at three Northwest sites where new stores are slated to replace old, tired groceries. Developers hope that condo buyers, apartment dwellers and merchants will be drawn to snazzy new stores supplanting aging spots where shoppers complain the produce looks as wilted as the place.

“It’s a necessity; [a grocery store is] the anchor for a community,” said Susan Linsky, project manager of Shaw’s O Street Market redevelopment, which is slated for groundbreaking today.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2146/...c1241a.jpg?v=0
Image courtesy of DC Metrocentric: http://dcmetrocentric.com/2010/09/01...g-o-st-market/

When complete, the long-delayed “Citymarket at O Street,” as the project is dubbed, will feature the city’s largest Giant grocery store — 71,000 square feet — as well as a hotel, a restaurant, additional retail and housing. Market-rate condominiums and apartments will mix with affordable housing for seniors on the two-block redevelopment between O, P, 7th and 9th streets NW that includes the historic O Street Market, an 1881 structure that
originally housed a public marketplace. The Giant store now on the property is about half the size of the proposed store…”

http://www.currentnewspapers.com/adm...PT%201%201.pdf

Cirrus Sep 21, 2010 10:01 PM

FYI http://dcmud.blogspot.com/ is the best website to follow for DC real estate development news.

TheFutureIsNow Sep 22, 2010 7:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VA_Gentleman (Post 3074761)
Some more NoVA news. Ground just broke on One Loudoun, A huge mixed use project on route 7 and loudoun county parkway. 360 acre project with 3 million sq feet of office space. This will be the last stop on the metro line to dulles international airport. The project will include a world trade center which will strive to bring foreign business to the area. Some renderings:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone01.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone02.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone03.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone04.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...udounone05.jpg

Sadly, this isn't happening anytime soon, as the site is now in foreclosure...

One Loudoun in Foreclosure

202_Cyclist Sep 30, 2010 4:17 PM

30-story Rosslyn office tower expected to go up soon (Washington Post)
 
30-story Rosslyn office tower expected to go up soon

By Jonathan O'Connell
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 29, 2010; 8:00 PM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...092906932.html


"New York-based Monday Properties plans to begin work soon on what it says will be the Washington area's tallest office building, a 30-story Rosslyn tower twice the height of the tallest office buildings in the District.

The building, planned for 1812 N. Moore St. and approved by the Arlington County Board two years ago, required special permission from the Federal Aviation Administration because of concerns about air traffic from Reagan National Airport. Rising 390 feet, it will feature stunning views of the Mall, have a shimmering glass exterior and be one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Virginia. Construction is scheduled to start Oct. 14 and continue until early 2013.

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-...7122702323.jpg
The 30-story building at 1812 N. Moore St. in Rosslyn will have a pyramid on top. (Interface Multimedia)

Other than on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Congress banned buildings of more than 130 feet in the District. But Rosslyn is not bound by the height limit. Rosslyn already boasts two of the region's tallest buildings, at 1000 and 1100 Wilson Blvd., also owned by Monday. Another developer, the JBG Cos., is planning a tower of nearly identical height down the block on North Moore Street that will feature an observation deck.

The two developers have a size-driven rivalry, with Monday issuing a news release calling 1812 North Moore "D.C.'s tallest building" and JBG marketing its project, Central Place, as "towering high above the Rosslyn Metro station - and the competition..."

202_Cyclist Oct 22, 2010 3:53 PM

Major development over I-395 moves closer to reality (Washington Examiner)
 
Major development over I-395 moves closer to reality

By: Liz Farmer
Washington Examiner
October 20, 2010

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/lo...105382813.html

“A $425 million plan to cover the intersection of Interstate 395 and Massachusetts Avenue's web of paved roads and freeway signs with a hub of offices, retail and residences is nearing reality.

Called "Return to L'Enfant," the development would pave over the cavern created by I-395 between First and Second streets Northwest, reconnecting the eastbound and westbound F and G streets, as Pierre Charles L'Enfant had designed in Washington's original master plan.

The development would total 2.1 million square feet, completely submerging the currently open section of freeway. The latest plans call for four 12-story office buildings with ground-floor retail and one residential building. The Jewish Historical Society also would be moved to the complex….”

202_Cyclist Oct 25, 2010 6:52 PM

Erkiletian to Start Old Town Apartment Project (DC Mud)
 
It's good to see new development next to a metro station, especially in this economy, but 256 parking spaces for a development that is two blocks from a metro station?



Erkiletian to Start Old Town Apartment Project
http://dcmud.blogspot.com/2010/10/er...apartment.html

202_Cyclist Oct 29, 2010 6:22 PM

UDC looks to develop, green its campus (Northwest Current)
 
DC is a great city --absolutely fantastic city-- but the Van Ness area on Connecticut Ave is an example of urban planning gone terribly wrong, especially the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) campus. Despite having a metro station in the heart of the Van Ness area and right next to the campus, this area is almost entirely void of pedestrian activity. The UDC buildings have significant setbacks from CT Ave and don't engage the neighboring streets at all. The campus 'quad' or plaza is also nearly always vacant.

Hopefully providing on-campus housing for up to 400 students will help this area become more active and vibrant, much as Cleveland Park is just one mile south on CT Ave.

UDC looks to develop, green its campus

By ELIZABETH WIENER
Current Staff Writer

As part of a dramatic upgrade, the University of the District of Columbia is drafting a master plan to guide development on its Van Ness campus, including new dormitories for 300 to 400 students, a new student center and “greening” of the barren concrete plaza that serves as the campus’s hub.

Starting a dialogue with neighbors last week, university officials said they have no intention of expanding outside the current grounds. But they do want to gradually increase the current enrollment of roughly 2,700 students by 20 to 30 percent and add as much as 600,000 square feet of space to the current 1 million square feet of buildings on the 21- acre campus.

The university, which started a community college last year and promptly moved it off campus, also wants to move its law school downtown, nearer to city and federal courts. And university officials say they need to have the master plan ready for submission to the D.C. Zoning Commission early next year...."

http://www.currentnewspapers.com/adm...T%2027%201.pdf

MDallstar Nov 24, 2010 8:02 PM

City Center D.C.
 
City Center D.C. is scheduled to break ground in April of 2011.

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/b...ndscape_02.jpg
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/b...dusk_final.jpg

Busy Bee Nov 25, 2010 12:13 AM

Looks great. I hope the materials and details are top notch.

MDallstar Nov 25, 2010 6:45 PM

The Constitution Square development is currently under construction in the booming NOMA District of Downtown D.C.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_h-z4juWQd3...Square%2B1.jpg

MDallstar Nov 25, 2010 6:48 PM

The new 1175 room Marriot Convention Center Hotel broke ground this month

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_h-z4juWQd3...er%2Bhotel.jpg

MDallstar Nov 25, 2010 7:02 PM

Yards district which is just one of three sections of the 500 acre SW Waterfront Development under construction

http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...012/Yards1.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...12/YardsII.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...2/YardsIII.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a.../YardsIIII.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...012/YardsV.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...12/YardsVI.jpg

MDallstar Nov 25, 2010 7:08 PM

One of the 6 parks in the new SW Waterfront "Canal Park"

http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a.../CanalPark.jpg

MDallstar Nov 25, 2010 7:16 PM

There are going to be multiple hotels located on the waterfront


http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...eAnacosita.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...Alofthotel.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...riottpoint.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...2/Msthotel.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...iverfront1.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...iverfront2.jpg
http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...iverfront3.jpg

MDallstar Nov 25, 2010 7:26 PM

This is another of the mixed use districts called 100 V st.

http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...2/100VstSW.jpg

MasonsInquiries Nov 25, 2010 7:53 PM

^^^^great news for the district of columbia!!! awesome news.:okay:

Busy Bee Nov 25, 2010 7:58 PM

One of the best current projects in the whole country.

RCDC Nov 25, 2010 8:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 4976741)
Grocery stores anchor projects in Northwest

Georgetown Current

*Development: Efforts in Shaw, Petworth move forward

By CAROL BUCKLEY
Current Staff Writer
Sept. 1, 2010

Luxe new grocery stores have become the must-have anchor tenant for developments across the city, including at three Northwest sites where new stores are slated to replace old, tired groceries. Developers hope that condo buyers, apartment dwellers and merchants will be drawn to snazzy new stores supplanting aging spots where shoppers complain the produce looks as wilted as the place.

“It’s a necessity; [a grocery store is] the anchor for a community,” said Susan Linsky, project manager of Shaw’s O Street Market redevelopment, which is slated for groundbreaking today.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2146/...c1241a.jpg?v=0
Image courtesy of DC Metrocentric: http://dcmetrocentric.com/2010/09/01...g-o-st-market/

When complete, the long-delayed “Citymarket at O Street,” as the project is dubbed, will feature the city’s largest Giant grocery store — 71,000 square feet — as well as a hotel, a restaurant, additional retail and housing. Market-rate condominiums and apartments will mix with affordable housing for seniors on the two-block redevelopment between O, P, 7th and 9th streets NW that includes the historic O Street Market, an 1881 structure that
originally housed a public marketplace. The Giant store now on the property is about half the size of the proposed store…”

http://www.currentnewspapers.com/adm...PT%201%201.pdf

Here is an update on this that I found nicely...succinct. :D

RCDC Nov 25, 2010 8:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDallstar (Post 5068344)
City Center D.C. is scheduled to break ground in April of 2011.

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/b...ndscape_02.jpg

This looks nice, and makes a concession to the traditional massing of DC as opposed to the boxy, maxed out massing that's taken over most of downtown.

I'm curious as to what the buildings to the immediate right are going to be...

RCDC Nov 25, 2010 8:35 PM

This may be the most exciting development news of all. :tup:

Busy Bee Nov 25, 2010 9:41 PM

Yeah, If you're going to have a WalMart, it might as well look as good as possible. I think they've done a very uncharacteristic but admirable job here on this one. I'm very curious how the other three will look.


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