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  • Man, I saw the headline and thought for a minute it would be the Bacon Lofts.

  • I lived in Newton Towers, 2nd building on the right in the 2nd pic (brick building) all my life and I can’t remember when people actually lived there. It had to have been in the 80s, it’s been boarded up for decades, and I never understood why, until now did people finally realize the value of this place.

    Apparently it’s going to be rent controlled as well according to this article: http://www.lhbcommunications.com/2012/12/uip-acquires-1483-newton-street-nw-in-dc-for-2-4-million-plans-gut-rehab-of-vacant-32-unit-apartment-building/

  • The unstoppable march of UIP goes on…

    • Is UIP good or bad?? I don’t know their reputation.

      This is certainly better than an abandoned building. Ugly blue color, though. I wish they had done a more agreeable color combination than stark which and pool-chalk blue. It makes it look trashy.

      • That’s the building next door. If you compare the two pictures you can see that there are three identical buildings – two painted with an unpainted one in the middle. I think the middle one is being developed.

      • Mixed feelings about UIP – they are constantly buying up abandoned or older buildings and refurbishing them. IMHO this is a good thing. However, having lived in one of their apartments when I first moved to DC I found the refurb I lived in cheaply done, with things starting to fall apart after the first 3 months.

  • Hasn’t that sign been up for a while? That IHB link says 2012…

  • UIP is sketchy. I lived in a UIP rehabbed building; it will be a Monet. As Cher says in the movie Clueless regarding a Monet, ” It’s like the painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.”

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