03/25/14 4:00pm

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Rendering via The Centrie

From a press release:

“Just two blocks from the Shaw Metro station in northwest Washington, DC, locally-based boutique real estate developer Community Three Development has topped out its latest project: a 22-unit condominium building with contemporary flair and an exhaustive list of energy efficient and sustainable building features. Centrie, located at 435 R Street, NW, is scheduled to deliver in May 2014 and will be the first new condo development of its size in Shaw in over a decade.

Urban Pace, which provides innovative sales and marketing services to real estate developers in Washington’s urban neighborhoods, will begin pre-selling Centrie’s one- and two-bedroom condominium residences shortly, with prices beginning in the $300,000’s. “The Centrie is just the kind of project we love, offering buyers the benefits of home ownership and a chance to live in one of the city’s most dynamic sectors,” said Lynn Hackney, President, Urban Pace.

“The name Centrie developed to represent the spirit of the place, not just because it’s practically at the center of everything, with direct access to Washington’s hippest neighborhoods, but also because ‘centrie’ is an urban term referring to something original, cool, poetic, inspiring, intelligent, sincere, unique, and classy – just like the people who will live here,” said Grant Epstein, President of Community Three.

Community Three acquired the site and its long-vacant one-story building, formerly occupied by a dry cleaning operation, in 2012. Before demolishing the old structure and commencing construction of Centrie in 2013, the company completed an environmental remediation program that included cleaning the soil, improving storm water filtration, lowering overall levels of airborne chlorofluorocarbons, and removing groundwater impurities from the site and surrounding areas. “We are proud to be repurposing what was a derelict, long-neglected commercial storefront with a careful infill strategy and sensitive site restoration, ultimately allowing this site to play an important role in the continued transformation of Shaw and the city at large.”

Epstein, an architect who formerly worked at the renowned architectural firm Torti Gallas and Partners, and his team designed the building after seeking extensive input from the local community. The 22 residences, 13 of which will have private outdoor terraces, will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, white modern cabinetry, solid quartz countertops, hardwood floors, solid-core doors, custom tiling, and insulated aluminum windows among countless other high quality finishes. Unlike many low-rise multifamily buildings in the area, Centrie will also offer elevator access and private parking along with secure bicycle storage for every resident.”

435 R Street, NW back in 2011:

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03/25/14 1:30pm

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Thanks to a reader for sending a couple shots of the demo started at the old Diamond Cab building at 11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW:

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CAS Riegler’s website says:

“1101 Rhode Island ave is one of the last remaining pieces of developable land in the desirable Logan Circle neighborhood. A former parking lot, and home of a taxi cab stand and garage, the site will be entirely razed to prepare for our ground-up construction of 35 luxury condominiums based in high design. Architect Hicock Cole has designed a building that is contemporary yet seamlessly blends with the neighborhood and its historic surroundings. 1101 Rhode Island will be positioned as an exclusive luxury condominium in the most desirable neighborhood in Washington DC. Blocks from booming 14th street corridor to the west, and two blocks from the newly thriving 9th street corridor, the location is perfectly situated and walking distance to all the amenities the city has to offer. Construction will begin first quarter 2014 and reach substantial completion February 2015.”

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Conceptual drawing via CAS Riegler

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11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW prior to demo

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“Dear PoPville,

Noticed this listing in Mt Vernon Square. The business was busted last year for dealing in stolen goods.

The listing states zoning will allow for up to 6 stories for construction. How can they add 6 stories it the structure w the Sonata condos on the right w windows that would be blocked? Or am I just missing something?

Address: 309 Northwest H Street
Price: $1,500,000″

03/21/14 1:30pm

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12th and Jackson Street, NE

The owners of Brookland’s Finest [from owners of the Pug, Solly's and formerly Sova] coming to the corner of 12th and Jackson Street, NE is getting super close – I’m told they’re finishing up inspections and furniture is getting delivered soon. Nice!

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And walking by last weekend I saw what’s coming diagonally across the street:

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Jackson Place Flats webiste says:

“34 contemporary two bed, two and a half baths units with direct access from the street through covered entry ways

Each unit has 2 floors: one level for living and dining and one for bedrooms and baths

Upper Level units have access to large private roof terrace

Roof deck finished with low maintenance decking and enough lighting and power points for entertaining

Optional green roof planted with native plants

Over 20 parking spaces available with secured entry”

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You can see the floor plans for the future condos here. Though summer 2014 seems a bit ambitious…

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3221 12th Street, NE

03/20/14 4:00pm

Following yesterday’s groundbreaking check out some more awesome renderings via The Wharf:

“The Wharf is a 24-acre world-class, mixed-use community along one mile of prime waterfront real estate and includes more than 50 acres of water in Southwest Washington, D.C. The 3.2 million square feet of buildable area will be transformed into one of the most exciting, master-planned, urban waterfront environments in the world.”

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03/19/14 3:45pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user hellomarkers!

From the Mayor’s office:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) announced a plan for the District’s Department of General Services (DGS) to swap unused parcels of land in exchange for the Brookland Green site owned by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

WMATA plans to redevelop the land adjacent to the Brookland Metro Station. Those plans originally included redeveloping the Brookland Green, a parcel of land that contains mature trees. Although the development immediately adjacent to the Brookland Metro station is generally favored, many residents and Councilmember McDuffie opposed the plan to redevelop the Brookland Green site.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to craft an agreement that will allow development to continue but will also save this important green space,” noted Mayor Gray. “While improving and diversifying the District’s economy has been one of my top goals, we’ve worked hard to preserve and grow green space as part of our Sustainable DC plan.”

“I welcome additional commercial amenities in the Brookland neighborhood; however, it is important that projects achieve an appropriate balance between development, and the preservation of a neighborhood’s character and historic features,” stated Councilmember McDuffie.

Under the proposed agreement, the District would assume control of the Brookland Green site, leaving the remainder of the land to be developed by WMATA.”

03/18/14 4:00pm

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2480 16th Street NW at Kalorama Rd

“Dear PoPville,

I live in the Dorchester House and I’ve been trying to find out more information about the apartments they are building in our former parking lot. The last article I can find about it is from 2013 – and none of the sites I find even list the developer.”

From the developer’s website Clark Builder’s Group:

“Dorchester House is a 117-unit addition to an existing nine-story concrete building. Built above a two-story below grade parking garage, the studio, one- and two-bedroom luxury apartment community is conveniently located within blocks of the National Zoo and the heart of Adams Morgan. Community amenities include a rooftop terrace and clubroom, fitness center, and ground-floor courtyard area with gazebo.

Completion: January 2015

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I walked by over the weekend and the addition is around the corner from the main Dorchester House on 17th Street near the Harris Teeter.

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03/18/14 2:45pm

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Rendering courtesy The Wharf

From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison to break ground on The Wharf, a world-class, mixed-use waterfront development located on the historic Washington Channel on a mile of land and more than 50 acres of water from the Fish Market to Fort McNair. The Wharf development team is led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette with ER Bacon Development, City Partners, Paramount Development and Triden Development.

WHAT:
Groundbreaking ceremony for 3.2 million s.f. of residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, and public uses including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks­ as part of the District of Columbia’s Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 19, 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m.

WHERE:
The Wharf, 800 Water St., SW, Washington, D.C.

The Wharf site comprises 24 acres, 3.2 million square feet of buildable area along one mile of Washington’s Southwest waterfront and 50 acres of riparian rights in the historic Washington Channel. Easily accessible by every major transportation mode, the Wharf blends residential, retail, restaurant, cultural venues, hotels and open space in what will be a new community unique to both the District of Columbia and the region. To be built in two phases, the Wharf, adjacent to the historic, 200-year-old Fish Market, will be a collection of best-in-class, destination restaurants, local and international boutique retailers, high-quality entertainment venues, waterfront hotels, first-class apartments and luxury condominiums plus two premier office buildings overlooking public piers, waterfront activity and the nation’s monuments. (more…)