Raze Permit Issued for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Building by Union Station

911 2nd Street, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending. Elevation DC reported on the planned 42 unit residential property in March:

“Expected to be ready by summer 2015, the one-bedroom, two-bedroom and duplexes will feature a contemporary warehouse design, says Fortis Companies President George Chopivsky III. The average size will be 800 square feet.”

Updates as construction progresses.


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  • brookland_rez

    Very cool. Used to live across the street from that on Parker St.

  • “Raze” permit…Approved!

    ps: Don’t panic, I’m just hispanic.

  • Ah, the old “Orange Crush” building, which once featured a 20-foot bottle of Orange Crush soda — in paint rather than glass and fizzy water, but pretty cool all the same. The replacement and its 60 or so new residents will probably do more for the community but won’t have the same charm. I’m sorry to see it go.

    • brookland_rez

      When was that? I never saw an “Orange Crush” when I lived there 2006-2008.

      • The orange crush bldg was a LONG time ago. 50s-60s. In the 70s, the bldg was a community “art studio” place, where several artists lived and worked. It was considered “rough” and “ghetto” at the time. You can enter the address on ProQuest at any library to see some of the stories about its development. I had a friend who renovated a house on Parker, and actually found some bottles of orange crush in the crawlspace below the house. Makes ya wonder if the neighbors got discounts…

        • brookland_rez

          That’s pretty cool history there. There was one resident on Parker St when I lived there that had been there since the 90’s. From what they told me, the street didn’t have streetlights. It was a dark little alley where people picked up prostitutes. The prostitutes were still a problem when I lived there. We used to chase them off. One time I awoke to a swat team breaking into one of the numerous boarded up houses to “evict” the prostitutes that were squattering. It’s hard to believe when I go back there, but that whole area has changed so much in just a few short years.

  • city is losing some of its charm for more generic “one-bedroom, two-bedroom and duplexes”

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