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

04/11/14 2:55pm

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1601 5th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I wonder if you know what’s planned for the corner of 5th and Q N.W.? A new “Ditto Residential” sign went up recently. I recall perhaps a year ago some discussion of a small condo building?”

The developers respond via email:

“Developers Greg Brennan and Ditto Residential are proud to announce the construction of a 10,000 SF, 4 townhouse project in the hot desirable area of Shaw at the corner of 5th and Q Street. Given the fact that this corner is not historic, they will be razing the existing structures and starting from the ground-up. Each unit will be approximately 2,500- 4 bedroom/4 1/2 bath with rentable “in-law” suites in the lower levels. Outdoor terraces off each main living space along with over 500 SF of roof terrace makes these condo’s one of a kind. Underground parking for each unit. The developers are working with local firm McGraw/Bagnoli to create a brick/glass exterior and several designers to implement top of the line finishes for the interiors.

The property was purchased back in July 2013 and we are starting to break ground this month. Units should be ready for sale February 2015. TTR/Sothesby/s will be handling the outsales. This is an opportunity to own a property that has been built and designed from the ground-up in an area that is seeing unparalleled growth.”

Ed. Note: previously a rendering was posted here that was actually for a different project and has since been taken down.

04/09/14 4:00pm

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Some more renderings from the folks at Vision McMillan plus they also have an update on the DC Zoning Commission:

“The DC Zoning Commission will hold hearings on the McMillan Planned Unit Development (PUD) on May 1st, 5th, 8th and 13th should additional time be required. Each night, planning experts and members of the VMP team responsible for each facet of the project will provide testimony in support of the redevelopment. Community input is critical! Visit the May PUD Zoning Hearings event for details and to let us know when you will attend.”

You can check out some previous renderings here. The future McMillan Development will be located at the McMillan Sand Filtration Site at North Capitol and Michigan Ave, NW.

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04/03/14 4:00pm

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You can see more info and renderings here.

Yesterday @douglasdevdc tweeted:

“We broke ground on @TenleyViewDDC in @Tenleytown_DC! More details on what will be premier mixed-use property in #DC!”

From Tenley View’s website:

“New construction of 46,830 sf. of new residential space for sixty rental apartments on five new levels.

Renovation and restoration of existing ground and first floor structure to create approximately 13,985 sf. of retail space

Zero parking

Bicycle parking and car sharing available as alternate forms of transportation.”

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4600 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Brandywine

04/03/14 1:30pm

11th & O

“Dear PoPville,

I tweeted you about the construction ongoing at the long vacant building of 11th & O NW (southeast corner). Here are some photos. Any idea on what’s coming in?”

Another reader writes:

“It was a corner store years ago and has been vacant /for lease since we moved in almost 2 years ago. Work started on it last week. We saw people who used to be affiliated with The Pig (the old chef?) one evening last year and they were looking at spots. They are doing a LOT of work on the space.”

Hmm, could this be the future home of Gristle?

Update from the Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association:

“The 1337 project will ultimately be a mixed-use development comprised of two large residential rental units on the top two floors of the building and a restaurant space on the ground level and first floor above.

The restaurant space has approximately 3,500 sq ft of indoor space across the two floors as well as an additional 2,200 sq ft of outdoor space, the majority of which we hope to utilize as outdoor seating – with, of course, the input and blessing of the surrounding community.”

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04/02/14 1:30pm

From an email:

“Outrageous/Detrimental District Emergency Legislation

What: Developer Seeking Exemptions in Ward 8 Historic District — can set precedent for other historic communities & has far reaching implications

Legislative Hearing Date: April 8, 2014

Emergency Big K Legislation to City Council

This District emergency resolution attached above is not acceptable. It is targeted at present, to the residential development proposed at the commercial corridor on Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE. Which is also in the Historic District.

It’s content is based on unfounded fear mongering, and is beneath the City and pandering. Near term development along the Historic District of Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE is inevitable and occurring. Language in the Resolution is attempting to create poor, substandard outcomes with old, stale facts.

Where developers want to establish affordable housing developments in historic districts, to preserve the City’s heritage, they must be compelled to accomplish the developments within the reasonable historic guidelines. Passage of the legislative, as is, has the potential to alter the landscape of the historic district. The present language is sweeping and broad. (more…)

03/27/14 10:05pm

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14th and P St, NW

A couple of weeks ago some scuttlebutt was confirmed about a Dolcezza Gelato taking over the former Mid City Deli space at the corner of 14th and P St, NW. At that time some were wondering about the residential units above – I just noticed new windows and a small architect sign in one of the windows so it looks like those spaces are finally getting fixed up too. More info on them when/if it becomes available.

Another reader wondered what would happen to the fence along the side of P street. Though one commenter thought it was removed, it’s still there:

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Photo of fire from June 2012:

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