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3174 Mount Pleasant Street, NW

Pop’s SeaBar (1817 Columbia Road, NW) owner, Justin Abad, commented on our post about the Subway sandwich shop protest:

“Before we opened in Adams Morgan, we were trying to open Pop’s SeaBar at this very location. In fact, we had a singed LOI and were reviewing Lease details when the landlord and broker pulled out of the deal last minute, with little to no explanation.

Sorry to say, but it was clear the property owner wanted to sell to a national chain rather than support small, neighborhood business. We would have loved to be a part of the Mt. Pleasant community, as both myself and business partner are former residents of Mt. Pleasant.”

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1923 Vermont Avenue, NW (just south of U Street)

From a press release:

“Today Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced the selection of Roadside Development & Sorg Architects to lead the redevelopment of the Grimke School and 912 U Street NW in Ward 1.

The project was originally awarded to Roadside & Sorg Architects last year, but was part of the Administration’s top to bottom review and renegotiated by the Bowser Administration. The project will now have three times as many affordable housing units as originally planned.

“Creating pathways to the middle class means integrating more affordable housing in each project,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said. “Grimke School is a great example of how smart development can add to the vibrancy of a neighborhood by broadening arts and cultural amenities.”

The team assembled an proposal for rehabilitation of the site grounded in building a new culture and arts destination in the heart of the U Street corridor. The proposal includes new exhibition space for the African-American Civil War Museum, shared performance and office space for Step Afrika!, CityDance, Imagination Stage, and Dance USA, as well as new affordable and market rate housing. (more…)

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Rendering courtesy Grosvenor Americas

From a press release:

““F1RST” on First Street SE to have Marriott Residence Inn Taylor Gourmet, Chop’t plus other retail

Grosvenor Americas (Grosvenor), a property development and investment company with 1.9 million square feet of office, retail, and hotel space in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, today, in partnership with McCaffery Interests, unveiled the brand of their new mixed-use development at the Capitol Riverfront in southeast D.C.

F1RST, located directly north of Washington Nationals baseball stadium in the newly revitalized Capitol Riverfront District, will be a 450,000 square foot, mixed-use community designed by architect Hickok Cole that will offer 325 rental apartments, a 170-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel and nearly 25,000 square feet of retail space adjacent to Nationals Park baseball stadium. (more…)

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4th and N St, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“I wish someone would do something with this awesome property! The new windows went in a few months ago. The vacant notice went up yesterday or today.”

Hoagie House was nominated for a horse’s ass award back in Nov. 2010, showed signs of promise back in 2013 but alas looks much the same besides the windows.

Here’s how it looked in 2010:

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We’ve been keeping a close eye on these rentals going up in the former Latino Auto Sales lot. From Douglas Development:

“The boutique apartment building will feature 30 units, two roof top terraces, one level of underground residential parking and over 2,700 SF of ground level retail with the possibility of outdoor seating.

30 apartment units featuring 25 one bedrooms and 5 studios
Five of the one bedroom units will have balconies”

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March 2013:

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