Huge Development Deal Coming to 14th Street

I missed this last week but Urban Trekker wrote that Commercial Commercial Property News reported:

“Cushman & Wakefield’s Inc.’s capital markets group said today that the firm negotiated the single largest residential land sale ever in the 14th Street Corridor at 2400 14th Street, NW in Washington D.C. The 40,000-square-foot site will be developed as a residential/retail property consisting of more than 250 apartment units and approximately 16,000 square feet of retail space.”

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  • Yes, that’s the site of the Nehemiah Center, that lowrise, suburban-style strip mall with the parking lot in front. The site is definitely ripe for denser development, but let’s hope the builders get some good retail in there to balance out all those residential units.

  • i wonder if this means that level 2 development is going to sell the lot across the street where the old auto shop used to be?

  • Can someone clarify exactly where (streets) this proposed development is?

  • It’s somewhere between Florida and Euclid. When you’re driving up 14th and cross Florida, look to your left and you’ll see a crappy stripmall type thing. There ya go.

  • Considering one of the new developments on 14th St. (can’t remember exactly which one) is already talking about going rental because they can’t sell, I just don’t understand how many condos can possibly be build on 14th Street. Seems like extreme overkill, in my opinion. Now, as for more retail and possibly rental buildings, bring it on!!

  • Ok, that last comment was from me. So POP, if I’m logged in, why do my comments come up as anonymous??

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Sorry about the login issues. I’ll look it into tonight. Thanks.

  • Anonymous, the announcement actually talks about apartments (rather than condos) so perhaps/likely it will indeed be rentals. IMO, condos would have been better, but the market is what it is…

  • So, where do Howard students live? Are they all housed in those gigantic red buildings on Florida and Bryant — or off-campus?

  • Howard has something like half a dozen dorms or something like that? Most are on campus, but some are off-site like the one at 16th and Euclid. And I’m sure many people live off campus as well.

  • Howard has a HUGE dorm at the corner of 16th and Meridian Park. Can I just say that college kids nowadays have cars that are WAAAAAY better than the cars college students used to drive. It used to be you couldn’t have a car younger than yourself unless it was a Yugo. In fact, it’s clear that most Howard students drive nicer cars than just about anyone I know.

  • Written by Columbia Heights News
    Monday, 10 September 2007

    We received some updates on the two Level 2 Development projects planned along 14th Street near the southern boundary of Columbia Heights: View 14 and 2400 14th Street. View 14 is located at 14th Street and Florida Avenue NW and will offer 185 apartment units and 36,000 square feet of retail space. The other project is located at the Nehemiah Center site (2400 14th Street NW) and will consist of 250 apartment units and 18,000 square feet of retail space.

    Project Manager Jon Kardon of Level 2 Development provided a brief progress report for these two projects.

    VIEW 14

    Construction will begin at View 14 sometime this month, depending on when permits our issued. Over the last 4-6 weeks, we have been relocating a water line in 14th Street that was required by DCWASA because of the proximity of the existing line to the site. Yes, we faced delays due to the change from condominiums to apartments, and the changing real estate market. However, the project is moving forward. And, yes, Bogdan Builders is temporarily storing construction materials for their adjacent project at 1330 Belmont Street on the site of View 14 until we commence construction.

    2400 14th Street / Nehemiah Center

    The last remaining tenant, EZ Wash, vacated this week. We are now commencing the demolition permit process, which takes several months. I would expect the center to be demolished in 4-6 months, and construction to start mid-2008.

    For more information, please visit the web page for Level 2 Development. There is also a dedicated web page for the View 14 project.

  • There was an update last night (10.16) by Level 2 development at a community meeting on V Street. I think this is the Meridian Heights Neighborhood Association Meeting, or something like that. Anyways, I didnt get to make it, but was wondering whether anyone else went and had an update?

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