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1707 7th Street NW – 7th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

A reader succinctly asks:

“do you know what ever happened with parcel 42?”

After naming a developer in April 2013, it looks like there was a Public Surplus Meeting in March 2014:

“The surplus meeting is held in order to receive feedback from the community on the District’s finding that the property is not required for public purposes. Comments collected at the public meeting will be submitted to the D.C. Council for their review. The surplus meeting is conducted pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 10-801.”

I’ve emailed the project manager and will update when/if he responds. Anyone else hear what’s going on?

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901 Monroe St, NE

Folks write in about the former Colonel Brooks Tavern plans about once a month. Finally an update from the Washington Business Journal:

The appeals court ruling remands the PUD to the zoning panel for further review, to decide whether the project is too dense for the community, to address the policy that requires protection of existing homes on the site, and “to determine whether, in light of the commission’s conclusions on these issues, the commission should grant or deny approval of the project.”

WBJ notes that the project previously “was approved for more than 200 apartments and 13,000 square feet of retail.” You can read the full 901 Monroe D.C. Court of Appeals Decision here.

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A reader writes:

“The old warehouses by Rhode Island Ave Metro are getting torn down. I believe the one still standing is going to become lofts while something else is going to get built on the torn down lot.”

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And thanks to another reader for sending an update on the Murry’s/H Street Storage demo prep:

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1780 Columbia Rd., NW

A liquor license application placard has been posted outside the church where the new hotel will be coming in Adams Morgan:

The Line DC

New full-service hotel with two restaurants featuring meeting and event spaces, gym, spa and swimming pool. Dancing and live entertainment will be offered for booked events such as wedding receptions. Roof top summer garden seating 460 patrons. Hotel has approximately 220 rooms.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Or as my neighborhood is dubbing it “Nightmare on Buchanan St”.

On the 1400 block of Buchanan St NW they completely razed a beautiful Wardman rowhome without the proper permissions, causing structural failure to the adjoining homes. DCRA is asking the neighbors, whose houses were damaged, to pay for new firewalls and re-enforcement. This blatant disregard to the neighborhood (and the permitting process) is frightening. If you see what’s been done, it’s absolutely awful. I’ve never seen anything like it in any neighborhood in DC. The one of the house you can see white because there is absolutely nothing but daylight behind the brick. There is nothing in place to even keep the façade standing. It’s a miracle the façade hasn’t crumbled.”

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1745 N Street, NW

These are the boarded up buildings we’ve been talking about for many years by the Tabard Inn on N Street. Just noticed the signage out front and also a new website is live where you can register for updates featuring ‘The Row’ and ‘The Flats’:

“Situated on a tree-lined street just two blocks from Dupont Circle, 1745N is where historic meets modern, and sophistication and style share a single address. Here, you can tap into the energy of the city or just as easily retreat from it. Hundreds of restaurants, bars and boutiques all around you. Parks, green spaces, and Metro less than two blocks away. Welcome to Dupont Circle’s most inspired new condominium.”

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looking west towards Connecticut Avenue