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Dupont Underground has the potential to be truly epic. This new paint job/tease is already getting me psyched. For those not familiar – from their website:

“Mission
To revitalize the abandoned trolley station beneath Dupont Circle for presenting, producing, and promoting cutting-edge arts, architecture, design, and creative endeavors.

Vision
To establish a cultural destination in the nation’s capital that partners with emerging voices in contemporary arts and architecture; encourages public participation, education, and engagement; and leverages development of the Dupont Underground as a catalytic force for the city in the 21st century.

The Dupont Underground is transforming a forgotten space beneath Washington, D.C.’s iconic Dupont Circle into a cultural destination.

Opened in 1949 as a trolley station, 75,000 s.f. of underground platforms and tunnels were closed off in 1962, when the city’s streetcar system shut down. Other than designation as fallout shelter in the late 1960s and hosting a short-lived food court on the west platform in the mid-1990s, the space has remained empty. Until now.

In late 2014, the Dupont Underground signed a five-year lease with the District for the entire space. Now we are working to activate about one-third of it — the east platform, plus some of the tunnel space — to demonstrate what uses are best suited for the long-term buildout of all 75,000 s.f. Over the next five years we plan on activating the space in many ways:

art & design exhibitions
public arts performances
community events
educational events
pop-up retail & dining
creative economy incubators
demonstrations of emerging technologies
film shoots & commercial photography
rental space for private events

In addition, we will also be working on long-term plans to permanently redevelop all 75,000 square feet as a mixed-use cultural destination. Our objectives for the space:

Create a unique, centrally located venue for exhibitions and events.
Provide a democratic space for community groups, educators, and entrepreneurs.
Develop an institution that brings wider attention to the District’s arts and design culture.
Strengthen the social networks that patronize the arts and inform business interests in the city, the region, and across the nation.
Return a long-abandoned space back to the public realm.”

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Across from the closing July 18th Books a Millon:

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14th and W St, NW

From a press release:

“Homebuyers in the Nation’s capital will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Own Fourteenth Street” as Urban Pace begins sales at Lumen, the first new condominium development on 14th Street in five years. Lumen’s 18 elegantly appointed residences, delivering in early 2016, will provide direct access to one of the city’s most vibrant entertainment and commercial hubs. One fortunate buyer will enjoy a full-floor penthouse with direct private elevator access, a 600 square foot private terrace, and expansive southern views. Prices will range from the $500,000s to over $1 million.

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Penthouse rendering via Lumen

Located at 2200 14th Street, NW at the intersection of 14th and W Streets, NW, Lumen will offer six one-bedroom, 11 two-bedroom residences, and the spectacular 1,540 square foot penthouse. (more…)

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From a press release:

“PN Hoffman, a developer of urban mixed-use properties and communities across the Washington Metropolitan Area and managing member of The Wharf, today “topped out” the structure of 525 Water, a condominium community and the first milestone for the Southwest Waterfront redevelopment.

Situated across from the iconic Arena Stage, 525 Water, a five-story, 105,000 square foot residential community, will have 108 condominium homes ranging from studios to three bedrooms, with homes starting at $400K. The building will feature Potomac River views, a residents’ clubroom and an interior courtyard. 525 Water will front a new 3.5-acre waterfront park. The building is set for delivery in Summer 2016. Pre-sales will begin in early Fall.

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“the corner @ west Va & FL Ave NE progressing nicely”

The Stealth’s website says:

“Welcome to The Stealth DC, a premier 4-unit boutique condominium building where space, style and luxury meet. Developed by JT Development and designed to provide the perfect blend of urban and modern living, each unit features 1500 square feet and many upscale finishes. Located at the corner of 9th Street and Florida Ave N.E., The Stealth DC is a few blocks from the “H Street Corridor” NoMA Metro, restaurants, bars, retailers and several landmarks including the U.S. Capitol and Union Station.

As a one-of-a-kind boutique condominium, The Stealth DC offers many features and amenities as well as low condo and maintenance fees that are more affordable than many comparably sized apartments in the DC area. We recognize that buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and we are committed to providing you with exceptional attention to detail and elegant touches.”

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Rendering via TheStealthdc.com

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Photo via TheStealthdc.com