08/14/14 4:21pm

301 H Street, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending an updated photo of the former Liquor Store at 3rd and H St, NE getting developed by Capital City Real Estate.

301 H Street, NE in June 2012

Their website says it will become “25 Luxury Boutique Condo Units
301 H Street NE
H Street Corridor
NEW CONSTRUCTION | 25 Luxury Units
1-2 BR / 1-2 BA | From $300’s.”

Have a look at a rendering:

Rendering via Capital City Real Estate

791 2nd Street, NE

Thanks to @JBenoff for tweeting us the photo above:

“Now leasing sign and website for new building at 2 and k g ne”

Station House’s website says:

“Discover luxury Washington, DC apartments designed for the way you want to live now. Smart, connected, in tune. From the chic lobby to your chef’s kitchen, from the pet spa to the rooftop pool, from the party room to the gaming lounge to the buzzing H Street Corridor, move effortlessly through your life with style. Feeling at home has never felt quite like this.

Pre-leasing October 2014″


08/11/14 3:55pm

3800 block of Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what’s happening here, across the street from the Safeway? Looks like they knocked down a building attached to an empty lot.”

I’m told plans are for a 31 unit rental building without retail. I’ll be updated in the coming months as more details/renderings are released.


Also of note signage has gone up for the Fahrenheit Condos condos coming to the former Goins restaurant corner at Georgia and Shepherd:

Georgia and Shepherd St, NW


08/08/14 3:55pm

1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Big development new from the Georgetown BID:

“Robert Bell of Georgetown-based Robert Bell Associates announced that plans have been finalized to develop the former Georgetown Theater, at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street. The property will offer office, retail, and residential space; Bell’s plans for a thoughtful redevelopment include restoring the building’s iconic theater marquee.”



08/08/14 12:25pm

This would be awesome. The building hoped for Half Street Market is located at 49 L Street, SE near Nats Park. Their website says:

“The Half Street Market is a re-use concept for an existing GSA property in Southeast, Washington, DC that will provide the neighborhood and city with a public venue for a food market, restaurant, and flexible community space.”


I just noticed the rendering posted out front of the Burma restaurant that closed at the end of 2013. Here’s a clearer shot from their website:


Douglas’ website says:

“Douglas Development acquired both 736 and 740 6th Street in 2013. The redevelopment plan for the properties is to combine the two buildings into one modern office building with street level retail. Plans for the redevelopment include adding a modern brick and glass facade to the exterior of the structure, gutting and remodeling the interior and increasing both structures to be a total of four stories.

This new property is in the initial planning stage. Plans for the property will evolve through the planning and permitting stages.

Proposed Redeveloped Building Combining both 736 and 740 6th Street NW:

18,456 rentable square feet (4,500 sf retail; 13,956 sf office)
Redeveloped 2014-2015
Four-story class B office building with street level retail”

736a and former Urfa tomato kabob space at 740 6th Street, NW

08/07/14 10:15am

linens of the week

Thanks to all who sent word and copies of the flyer above:

“Just wanted to let you know that I got a flyer in my mailbox from the Holladay Corporation with a rendering of their plans for the build out of Linens of the Week. The community meeting is at the Park Road substation on August 13th at 7 PM.

Big news for the denizens of Lamont Street.

I always new it would happen and when I first moved in 5 years ago I hated the factory. But I have to say it has really grown on me over the years. They always stopped working at a reasonable hour, it kept parking available and when Alsco took over they really worked on the trash problem. Once I realized it wasn’t “horrible” I kinda started to think it was cool to live near where people actually physically produced something. Some of my old neighbors from Park Road would work there and we would say hi.

The place DID catch fire once a month though, like clockwork.”

Anyone hear early details of the plans? Could be hugely transformative.


08/05/14 1:20pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

“Dear Popville,

A developer with a sketchy track record on Capitol Hill plans to build an 18-unit/5-story condo building on a lot occupied by a single family row-house near us. It’s zoned C-2-A so if they adhere to code, I believe it’s permissible.

But neighbors found that the developer submitted plans designed by an unlicensed individual claiming specifically to be an architect. The professional engineer who stamped the architect’s plans is operating on a license revoked in another state…for repeatedly stamping his seal on plans he didn’t oversee.

Is this a crime? Does DC or DCRA ever penalize developers who submit plans with these types of violations, if so, how?”