04/24/14 3:55pm

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“Dear PoPville

What Going on at the 3800 Block of 14th? The funeral home is almost gone. Any idea what the plan is?”

Earlier this month Washington Business Journal reported:

“The developer recently applied for permits to convert the building into nine two-bedroom, two-bath condos plus one for-sale commercial unit, said Philip Simon, S2’s managing member.”

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Rendering via S2 Development LLC

S2′s facebook page says:

“We have completed our design phase and applied for permits. This UN-named condo building should be done by the end of the year. Name suggestions?

New condo association names:

We have two new projects that need names. In keeping with the S2 tradition of using skiing related names for condo assocaitions below is a list of trails, lifts, lodges, bars, etc., tell us which you like best.

Encore Condominiums
Windows Condominiums
Cascade Condominiums
Larkspur Condominiums
Park City Condominiums
Lionshead Condominiums
Northwoods Condominiums
Timberline Condominiums
Prima Condominiums
Alta Condominiums
Riva Condominiums “

04/24/14 2:38pm

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1st and M Street, SE

Thanks to @markwpeterson for tweeting us the photo above. JDLand has reported:

“Forest City Washington is making plans for temporary uses for that block while it works on longer-range plans to build office and retail space on the site.”

Temporary plans were reported as a temporary park and relocation of the Trapeze School.

And thanks to MB who emails us the photos below:

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Rendering via Property Group Partners

Earlier this month we were psyched to learn of a potential home for Eataly in DC. Here’s lots more info from PGP’s website:

“Capitol Crossing will be a multi-phase master-planned development located in Washington’s supply-constrained Central Business District that is bordered by Massachusetts Avenue to the north, E Street to the south, Third Street to the west and Second Street to the east.

The 247,000-square-foot site consists of a recessed portion of US I-395 that slices through the east side of the CBD, which is surrounded by a multitude of public transportation options.

The project will be built over the active highway utilizing a platform to support the development of an expected 2.2 million square-foot mixed-use project.

The development’s focus will be predominately office. It will also include a significant ground floor retail component, below-grade parking and a small component of residential use.

Washington has encouraged the development of a platform over I-395 since the initial approval in 1990, with the expectation that it would re-connect F and G Streets between Second and Third Streets as originally conceived in L’Enfant’s master plan for the city. Restoring the site to grade level and filling in the highway overpass will result in a dramatic transformation of the area into a true destination.

This is the largest continuous undeveloped site remaining in Downtown Washington. Its size will offer tremendous opportunity for private firms to lease large blocks of contiguous space for current needs as well as future expansion space.”

Check out many more renderings here.

And how the site looks today:

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3rd and Massachusetts Ave, NW looking east

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looking south

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looking west

04/23/14 10:25am

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1212 4th St, NW at the corner of 4th and M St, SE

Takorean’s liquor license placard has gone up at the new twelve12 building across from Bluejacket – it says:

“Quick service restaurant that will serve a variety of Asian inspired taco combinations and menu items. Occupancy Load#60, Sidewalk Café Seats #14.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday: 7am – 2am, Friday and Saturday: 7am-3am.

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Also coming soon – Harris Teeter:

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Next to Takorean will be the Sweetgreen and above the Vida Gym and Penthouse Pool:

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View facing north:

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04/22/14 3:55pm

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1328 14th Street, NW

For those curious about the huge construction on 14th just south of Rhode Island next to Ghana Cafe – from Donohoe Construction:

“The Bentley

Size
51 Units

Architect
Torti Gallas

Completion Date
Fall 2014

1328 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

New construction of 6 story mixed use building with 51 luxury apartments and ground floor retail, with one level of below grade garage on the 1300 block of 14th Street Northwest. Net of 4,135 square feet of retail space on ground level and a net 30,803 square feet of residential space from the 2nd to 6th floor.”

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Rendering via Donohoe Construction

04/17/14 4:00pm

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1443 Chapin Street, NW

This weedy lot has come a long way! From Victoria Condos website:

“One and Two Bedrooms from the $400’s to the $800’s

High-design fuses with high-technology elevating you to new heights of opulence. In a neighborhood where Washingtonians come to play, and the days are only surpassed by the nights, Victoria delivers every contemporary convenience – relax in Meridian Hill Park, dine on nearby 14th Street, and shop in Columbia Heights. These impeccably finished condominiums will enhance your urban lifestyle.

BUILDING

New construction
Striking exterior with innovative “C” shape design to maximize light
9 Underground parking spaces – completely indoor with elevator service to owner’s floor
Underground and surface parking available
Elevator service to all floors
Utility/pet shower in garage

Controlled access
Advanced sound attenuating materials
Private courtyards
Custom designed elevator lobbies
An abundance of thoughtful amenities
Comparably low condo fees
Secure garage bike storage”

More info and interior renderings here.

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From Jan. 2012:

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04/15/14 11:25am

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Rendering via Papadopoulos Properties

Whoa – potential huge H Street transformation for the former church at 1301 H Street, NE:

“-5,500 SF Available PLUS LARGE PATIO & COURTYARD
-Perfect for a Bank, Restaurant or Retail
-Join H St Country Club, Sticky Rice, Rock N’ Roll Hotel, Biergarten Haus, Dr. Granville Moore’s & OTHERS!
-DC Street Car coming SOON!
-H ST NAMED ONE OF THE 10 GREAT URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS BY USA TODAY”

Lots more details on the property and potential transformation here.

How the property looks today:

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1301 H Street, NE