1700 block of New Jersey Ave, NW
1313-1317 14th Street, NW
RIP Popeyes and La Villa… Like the way it turned out?
9th and I Street, NW. Rendering via CityCenterDC
A couple weeks ago we saw that “Conrad Hilton Hotel site mobilization underway.” Lots more info from a press release:
“Hines, the international real estate firm, and Qatari Diar, the real estate development entity of the Qatar Investment Authority (the co-developers of CityCenterDC), Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) smart luxury hotel brand, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed today the start of construction of the Conrad Washington, D.C., a 360-room luxury hotel with 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space at CityCenterDC; the landmark 10-acre, mixed-use development located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Initial occupancy for the hotel is expected in the first quarter of 2019.
In addition, Hines, Qatari Diar and Conrad Hotels & Resorts are pleased to announce that Chef Bryan Voltaggio, of Fredrick, MD, will be the signature chef for the hotel restaurant, responsible for the concept and menu. Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner (with his business partner, Hilda Staples) of several acclaimed restaurants in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, including VOLT, RANGE, AGGIO, Lunchbox and Family Meal. A James Beard Foundation Award finalist, Voltaggio was also a finalist on Top Chef Season 6 and Top Chef Masters Season 5, and is the co-author of VOLT.Ink and author of HOME.
The Conrad Washington, D.C. marks the seventh building developed by Hines and Qatari Diar at CityCenterDC. Not only does this represent an additional investment by Hines and Qatari Diar in the CityCenter project, it demonstrates the continued commitment to long-term investment in the nation’s capital. (more…)
320 Florida Ave, NE
Thanks to a reader for sending word. We first heard about the coming closure back in August 2014. Updates as construction on the replacement begins.
1427-1429 Rhode Island Ave, NW
From a press release:
“SIGAL Construction Corporation has begun construction at the Elysium Logan at Rhode Island Avenue, NW. Once completed, the 52,500 SF new construction project will be an eight-story, 32-unit luxury condominium building which is replacing a vacant lot in the 14th Street Historic District.
Designed by PGN Architects and developed by Madison Investments, the urban infill project will feature a mix of 1, 2, and 2+ den units ranging from 550 SF to 2,400 SF with an average unit size of 1,200 SF, providing options for families and empty-nesters looking to downsize. Three penthouse units will feature large livable penthouse levels with private outdoor decks accessed by stairs and seven units will feature private elevator access.
Ground floor units will be slightly elevated from grade, and the entrance steps to the building will extend into the public space on the street creating a stoop echoing the townhouse design aesthetic of the neighborhood. The building will also feature balconies for units facing the alley and a green roof. The below-grade facility primarily will be for bike storage and parking.
The project is slated for completion in Summer 2017.”
Rendering via Madison Investments
14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW
Bonkers. Like how the new building is turning out?
3619 Georgia Ave, NW previously
Back in December this lot was moving. Today I noticed the fence is down and the banners just laying in the puddles on the side walks. What’s up with the location?”
North Capitol and P Street, NW
A reader reports:
“looks like the old ZZ’s Pizza at the above corner – which has been up for lease for about a month – is suddenly under construction. Might be interesting to folks. Wonder if anyone knows what’s up?”
Thanks to a reader for sending:
“We found this in our mailbox. It’s all about the reduced amount of green space in our neighborhood now and in the future. It’s a few pages long and well done.”
Ed. Note: Back in April we talked about the “Massive Development Plans for Woodley Park”.
819 D Street, NE courtesy Urban Pace
From a press release:
“Washington’s latest church-to-condo conversion may be the city’s most awe-inspiring to date. The Sanctuary, located at 819 D Street, NE in the Stanton Park neighborhood of prestigious Capitol Hill, offers 30 distinctive homes carefully designed and built within the stately red brick walls of a 19th-century Gothic Revival church. The building’s meticulous restoration produces incredible spaces with soaring ceilings, monumental windows, and residences that will not be replicated.
The Rubin Group is leading the development team now nearing completion of an 18-month restoration and transformation effort that includes thoughtful preservation of many century-old features, with its partner Regua. Bonstra Haresign Architects is the architect for the renovations; Potomac Construction Group is the general contractor.
The hallmark of this effort is the careful hand restoration of the beautiful stained and leaded glass windows, the building’s defining feature. Pennsylvania craftsmen worked thousands of hours artfully restoring every single stained glass panel to its original splendor.
After five decades on Capitol Hill, The Way of the Cross Church of Christ decided to build a larger campus in Capitol Heights, MD. In order to finance its expansion, the church selected the development team as its partner to restore and transform the building. (more…)