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I’m hearing the long vacant (and sometimes troubled) properties on the 1300 block of U Street, NW have finally sold. The State of the Union building was listed for sale for $2.2 million back in December. And you guessed it – word is plans are to combine the lots for condos and retail on the first floor. Definitely looking forward to learning more about the plans and seeing some renderings. Updates when/if more info becomes available.

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13th and Park Road, NW

Quite a change from February when we learned:

“1300 Park will include 5 two-bedroom condominiums, each offering ample outdoor space and large living spaces. The upper units include multiple levels, roof decks and terraces. The lower level units have front decks and private front yards!”

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13th and Park Rd, NW February 2014:
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All photos by James Calder

Thanks to James Calder for sharing these great photos:

“The Washington Hilton had Florida Avenue blocked off all weekend so that one massive, mobile crane could install another massive, fixed one on the hotel grounds. (Photos taken on the roof deck of my apartment building in the 1800 block of T St NW.)”

Previously the Washington Business Journal has reported that the planned condos from Lowe Enterprises:

“could include between 200 and 230 residential units.”

Updates of the project at 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW as construction progresses.

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14th and R St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been so curious to see if these letters stay! Maybe an interesting Poll to post?”

Ed. Note: This building was formerly home to Central Union Mission and will soon be condos.

From Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

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1438 U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering if you know what the latest is on 1438 U St., which last I heard was purchased for use as an Indian cultural center, about a year ago. The site seems to be worsening by the day, with people spending all day in the doorway, drinking, urinating, vomiting and littering. Do we have any hope of seeing this place become something worthwhile for the neighborhood?”

Anyone know/hear if the Indian Cultural Center is still coming?