storey park

“Dear PoPville,

It looks like they are finally getting started on Storey Park (K and 1st NE). There is a large pit right now where a make-shift parking lot has been since the Greyhound Station came down.”

Long time coming – check out the plans here.

Thanks to PJL for updating with the exact location and details about this project:

100 k st ne
via WDG

From WDG’s website:

“200,000-sf, 13-story, 222-unit residential with 2,000-sf of retail and 58,000-sf below-grade parking.Description (more…)

highline

From a press release:

“Federal Capital Partners® (FCP) has entered into a joint venture with Level 2 Development, LLC and Clark Enterprises, Inc. to develop The Highline, a $100 million apartment community at 320 Florida Avenue, NE in Washington, DC. The community will be comprised of 318 luxury apartment homes including four penthouse units and approximately 10,000 square feet of first floor retail space.

“The Highline is an exciting opportunity in one of the most vibrant and exciting submarkets of Washington, DC,” said Wade Casstevens, FCP Senior Vice President. “We are particularly pleased to be developing this extraordinary project with Level 2 Development and Clark Enterprises, both strong local companies who have done an exceptional job of designing and planning The Highline over the last few years.” Level 2 and FCP recently completed Takoma Central, comprised of 150 premium apartment units above Busboys & Poets and next to the Takoma Metro Station in Takoma, Washington, DC.

Designed by Eric Colbert & Associates, the 12-story, modern-industrial architectural design integrates warehouse-style windows with industrial-framed glass cubes that weave in and out of the Florida Avenue façade at varying depths. The project was inspired by New York’s meatpacking district and the elevated park known as the High Line. Other unique elements of the design include materials reminiscent of rail cars, and steel columns that echo the riveted steel supports of the nearby railroad underpass. Located one block from the NoMa/Gallaudet Red Line Metro Station, The Highline at Union Market will provide a significant pedestrian connection between the NoMa and Union Market neighborhoods through a park it will build adjacent to the project. “This project embraces the history of the Union Market District as well as the railway, while setting a new standard of design for the area”, said David Franco, a principal at Level 2 Development. “We are looking forward to working again with FCP on the project.” (more…)

trash bags
via google maps

Thanks to Justin for passing on this odd MPD alert:

“Alert: Armed Carjacking at 0210 hrs in the 1100 block of 4th Street, NE. Lookout for a B/M, wearing dark colored hooded sweatshirt, carrying a large amount of black trash bags and armed with a handgun; last seen in a green Elite taxi cab #132, Ford Crown Victoria bearing DC tag H91646.”

gus
Gus

“Dear PoPville,

Just a heads up: I took my dog on a walk today. I live in NoMa but felt like checking out the inauguration crowds so I walked him up to union station.

At first, everything seemed to be going fine, but after walking around union station area for a couple minutes, a man in a Trump shirt, hat, and Georgians for Trump button came over to me. He must have noticed my dog’s rainbow leash because he asked if I am a “faggot” and when I did not respond, he proceeded to tell me that he hopes “Trump puts all the gays in jail.” At that point, I knew I needed to get home and I walked away as quickly as possible.”

buredo
111 K Street, NE

A reader reports:

“While walking around the neighborhood this weekend, I happened to walk by the corner of 1st St NE and K St NE. Looks like there are several additions on their way:

Buredo (111 K St NE)
Subway (90 K St NE)
The Salon Professional Academy (also 90 K St NE) -finally somewhere to get a haircut!”

vet-housing
1005 North Capitol St, NE. Photo by Tony T Goodman

From a press release:

“Today, Mayor Bowser joined U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Bob McDonald, and a host of public and private sector partners highlighted the District’s progress in ending veteran’s homelessness and the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence at North Capitol Commons. With support from local and federal partners, this housing program will help to advance the goal of ending homelessness among veterans in the District.

Named after the late World War II veteran and his wife, the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence includes 60 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans experiencing homelessness and 64 units for District residents who meet the income requirements for affordability. The building has 12 floors and 124 efficiencies – 60 of which are fully furnished – and residents will receive assistance with health needs through case managers. (more…)