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From a press release:

“Grosvenor Americas, a property investment and development company, today released a rooftop rendering of their F1RST residential community in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The rendering reveals the District’s first rooftop stadium-seating view into Nationals Park. F1RST will deliver in early 2017. [1277 First Street, SE]

“F1RST will be the first residential community in the Capitol Riverfront with expansive views into Nats Park,” said Jonathan Carr, senior vice president of development for Grosvenor’s D.C. office. “Next year, F1RST residents can be a part of Opening Day by relaxing at home – on their rooftop. The F1RST rooftop will be a fantastic environment for the residents.”

F1RST is designed to LEED Silver and will offer 325 rental apartments, of which 50 will be offered at below market rental rates. F1RST not only provides an outdoor rooftop theatre for residents, but the 450,000-square-foot mixed-used development will also provide an array of amenities including a rooftop pool and hot tub, full-service concierge staff and a 2,300-square-foot fitness center. The development also includes a 170-room Residence Inn by Marriott and over 24,000 square feet of retail space – where Taylor Gourmet and Chop’t are already confirmed. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced three new members to the DC Main Streets program: Destination Congress Heights, Tenleytown Main Streets, and Van Ness Main Streets.

“Main Streets helps local business corridors reach their full potential, by fostering smart growth and attracting new customers.” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “These three communities are prime for future success. My Administration will continue to invest in our neighborhood businesses because they, in turn, invest in our people.”

The mission of DC Main Streets is to lead sustainable, community-driven revitalization programs that promote economic development, strengthen their neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for residents. A program of the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), DC Main Streets serves as the citywide coordinating program that provides services and funding for the 10 Main Streets programs in the District of Columbia. These programs revitalize communities by retaining and recruiting businesses, improving commercial properties and streetscapes, and attracting consumers. (more…)

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

From a press release:

“Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced on Monday evening, the details of two conceptual plans for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus site, with design concepts by OMA New York, led by partner Jason Long, in partnership with DC-based program management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey. Located in the Southeast corridor of the District, the transformational vision for the iconic RFK Campus delivers holistic concepts for the site that leverage the District’s waterfront, provide neighborhood serving amenities and connect the current site with increased and sustainable green space, flexible recreational fields and natural access to pedestrian-friendly paths. The conceptual planning effort also envisions phasing the implementation of short-term and long-term program elements for the site.

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

“After extensive planning, outreach, public input and involvement, the entire Events DC board and staff are so proud to present these two conceptual plans for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus,” said Max Brown, chairman of the Board of Directors for Events DC. “Our vision for the Campus’ future –which is aligned with community wants and needs – is to create a special and amazing place that celebrates the District of Columbia’s beauty and history – while also acting as a shining example of urban living that can attract residents and visitors, while at the same time, maintain the rich and strong local identity that currently is appreciated and valued by all of us.”

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

Events DC, in collaboration with OMA New York and Brailsford and Dunlavey, participated in a series of stakeholder and community engagement sessions that focused on capturing input on a new urban vision for the 190-acre Campus surrounding the historic RFK Stadium, Festival Grounds and the DC Armory. The site benefits from its positioning adjacent to the National Mall axis, prominent neighborhoods and its access to a waterfront gateway along the Anacostia River which has been underutilized for decades. (more…)

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Raymond Recreation Center – 3725 10th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20010

The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development invites you to an OurRFP Public Workshop for an interactive discussion of community goals in redeveloping a District-owned site located at 1125 Spring Road, NW. The District will present a thorough analysis of the site and surrounding neighborhood. Then, you will be invited to share your thoughts on the redevelopment of the site. Your feedback will be combined with citywide objectives to create OurRFP. For more information, please visit dmped.dc.gov or contact Tsega Bekele at [email protected] or 202-727-6365. RSVP in advance at 1125SpringRoadOurRFP.eventbrite.com

1125 Spring Road, NW, is an exciting opportunity to redevelop a 3.3 acre site within blocks of a Metro stop. The property includes the former Hebrew Home for the Aged, a historically designated building, and the former Paul Robeson School for Growth and Redevelopment.

DMPED’s page on the 1125 Spring Road project (with links to past presentations and flyers, and to the minutes from 6/7/14 public hearing): http://dmped.dc.gov/page/dgs-1125-spring-road-nw-re-use-project
Flyer from the March announcement that the 1125 Spring Road site would go through the OurRPF process:

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1125 Spring Road, NW

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50 Florida Avenue, NE

The Lexicon’s website says:

“One bedroom, one bedroom with den, two bedroom, two bedroom with den residences from the high $300s. Sales begin this Spring.

Welcome to your own world-class address surrounded by the city’s best and brightest highlights, with state-of-the-art amenities and easy access to anywhere you want to go. Nothing was lost in translation when designing this new standard of NoMa excellence.

It doesn’t matter where you come from or how you say it; there’s no mistaking Washington, D.C. Whether you call it The District, The Nation’s Capital, Cap City or any other name, you’ll love calling it “home” when you own at The Lexicon.”

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More photos after the jump. (more…)

RFK April 4

From a press release:

“WHAT: Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, will host a citywide community meeting to unveil initial concepts for the RFK Stadium-Armory campus redevelopment project. The conceptual designs will feature anchor facilities, recreational spaces and connectivity across the 190 acre site, creating a sense of place for the Campus that resonates with the surrounding community and across the District.

The meeting will be led by Events DC as well as the project management team from Brailsford and Dunlavey and the architectural firm, OMA.

WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center – West Salon
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

TRANSPORTATION: Take the Metro yellow or green lines to Mt. Vernon Sq. / 7th St – Convention Center station

PRICING: FREE and open to the public”

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3000 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I feel like the D.C. government made the announcement so bureaucratic-sounding that it’s hard to figure out what it means. Apparently the “surplus” part is the D.C. government deciding it no longer needs a particular piece of property, and then the “disposition” part determines what then happens to the property.

This meeting is about the surplus side of it, but I imagine lots of concerned folks will also be commenting on the proposed disposition (i.e., having the site serve as the replacement for Park Morton).

The District will conduct a public meeting to receive public comments on the proposed surplus of District property located at 3012 Georgia Avenue, NW (SQUARE: 2890, LOT: 0849). Please note that written comments will be accepted until Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Below, please find the date, time and location of the meeting:

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Bruce Monroe Elementary @ Park View, 3560 Warder Street, NW