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6833 4th Street, NW at Butternut. Rendering courtesy Rock Creek Property Group

From a press release:

“Rock Creek Property Group broke ground today on the restoration of the historic Takoma Theatre. Located at 6833 4th Street, NW, the theater is in the Takoma neighborhood of DC, just two blocks from the Red Line’s Takoma Metro station, a five-minute drive to Silver Spring, a seven-minute drive to the Beltway, and a 20-minute drive to downtown Washington.

Architect John Jacob Zink designed the theater in the 1920s. Zink would go on to design more than 200 theaters around the country, including the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street, NE, the Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park, and the Senator Theatre in Baltimore. The Takoma Theatre was one of the first theaters in the area to feature “talkies,” when a sound system was installed in 1929. Throughout its time as an active theater, the Takoma Theatre featured a wide array of performances, including an HBO comedy special by Chris Rock in 1996. (more…)

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Connecticut and Tilden St, NW UIP Reno

I feel like the person who invented this should be famous. So simple yet so effective. Genius!

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Anyway, that former parking garage (and briefly part of planet pet) is looking good. Soon to be Reed Row:

“Located at the intersection of Champlain Street and Florida Avenue, Reed Row is perfectly aligned among three of D.C.’s most popular dining, entertainment, cultural and nightlife districts. Situated at the southern tip of Adams Morgan, where an abundance of restaurants and retailers await, the building is also within walking distance of the many amenities found in Dupont Circle, as well as the bustling 14th and U Street corridors.”

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Previously:

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“Dear PoPville,

It looks like they are finally getting started on Storey Park (K and 1st NE). There is a large pit right now where a make-shift parking lot has been since the Greyhound Station came down.”

Long time coming – check out the plans here.

Thanks to PJL for updating with the exact location and details about this project:

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via WDG

From WDG’s website:

“200,000-sf, 13-story, 222-unit residential with 2,000-sf of retail and 58,000-sf below-grade parking.Description (more…)

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general rendering of The Wharf not specific to Phase 2

From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the developer of The Wharf, a $2 billion, mile-long neighborhood located on DC’s Southwest waterfront, today announced the architects and designers selected to design Phase 2 of the site.

The eleven architects comprise one of the most impressive lineups in the nation to design the ambitious second phase of The Wharf. When complete, Phase 2 of The Wharf will feature an additional 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use development including office, residential, marina, and retail space, as well as parks and public spaces, across an approximate half mile of waterfront.

Phase 1 is scheduled to open in October 2017. The groundbreaking for Phase 2 will take place in mid-2018, with an expected completion date in 2021.

“It is extraordinarily exciting to be able to announce the team we have selected to design Phase 2 of The Wharf,” said Shawn Seaman, AIA, Principal and Senior Vice President of Development of PN Hoffman. “We have selected a diverse group of locally, nationally, and internationally renowned designers, knowing they will bring their talent and expertise to The Wharf, building a waterfront neighborhood that is an integral part of the city.”

“As with everything connected to The Wharf, the architectural design team chosen for Phase 2 reflects our ongoing efforts to achieve excellence while creating a dynamic, authentic, and compelling community,” said Peter Cole, Managing Director of Madison Marquette.

District-headquartered Perkins Eastman DC, the master planner and master architect of The Wharf will continue this guiding role for Phase 2, channeling the collective vision to ensure that The Wharf is a beloved waterfront neighborhood for generations to come. The design firms selected for Phase 2 of The Wharf include: (more…)

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23rd and M St, NW

Like the way the building is turning out?

For those not familiar with the project:

“EastBanc’s Square 50 development will feature a 15,500-square-foot new, state-of-the-art West End Fire Station, a 54,300-square-foot Affordable Housing building with 55 units at 60 percent AMI or less along with six market-rate residential units and a one level garage with 24 parking spaces. The Square 50 mixed-use complex will also house Squash on Fire — a revolutionary world-class, tournament-ready squash facility with eight courts and a full-service restaurant.”

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13th and K Street, NW

Ed. Note: You can see previous proposals here.

From a press release:

“Today the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced the selection of Ann B. Friedman and Dantes Partners to lead the redevelopment of the historic Franklin School, located at the intersection of 13th Street NW and K Street NW in Ward 2. Delivering on the Bowser Administration’s commitment to the creative economy, the proposed development will transform the historic space into Planet Word, an interactive language arts museum and education space.

Planet Word is a one-of-a-kind project that delivers on our promise to invest in the arts in the most innovative of ways,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian T. Kenner. “Developing the Franklin School into an interactive language center gives visitors and residents a unique learning experience, adds to the cultural fabric of our downtown, and is a great fit for the District’s growing creative economy.”

Planet Word’s mission is to inspire a love of words and language and increase literacy through a host of interactive exhibits and experiences. Along with the Mundolingua in Paris, Planet Word will be one of just a few fully-operational language museums globally. Initially inspired by MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan, Ms. Friedman, with the support of her husband, Thomas L. Friedman, and a national board, has been developing plans for the museum for more than three years and is delighted to have found such an appropriate venue for the project and have the opportunity to restore the Franklin School to its former architectural glory. (more…)