I live in Southwest on I St, near the waterfront metro. This morning, on the way to work, I found one of the older trees was cut down. When I got back, another tree was almost entirely down. (see attached photos)
Neither of these trees appeared unhealthy, and they were by two completely different residential buildings owned by different organizations. Who is doing this? And why?
I understand the common use of trimming to protect the power lines, but these seemed way more than that.”
But seriously, this area is fixing to be pretty sweet.
From a press release:
“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), developer of The Wharf, announced new additions to its expanding dining and entertainment scene, where the District’s best chefs, restaurant owners and entertainment impresarios are creating the region’s most eagerly awaited waterfront destination.
New concepts coming to The Wharf include:
● Eric and Ian Hilton, renowned for creating neighborhood mainstays including Georgetown’s Chez Billy Sud, and The Gibson along 14th Street, will open The Brighton, a high-energy waterfront pub
● Chef K.N. Vinod and Surfy Rahman, the DC area-based hospitality veterans behind Indique and Bombay Bistro, who, after over a decade of serving diners some of the most celebrated and exciting Indian cuisine in Washington DC and Maryland, will open a new Indian dining concept at The Wharf.
● Cathal Armstrong will open Kaliwa, a new dining destination with a distinct Filipino, Thai and Korean menu
● Nick Fontana, Bruce Gates and Henry Gandy, the team behind DC’s original dock bar, Cantina Marina, are bringing a small-format, live music venue and tavern named Pearl Street Warehouse to the waterfront
These new additions will open at The Wharf starting in October of 2017, joining: (more…)
Hahaha thanks to Justin for passing on this gem from Craigslist:
“$175 / 2br – Student Apartment (DC)
Buy this spacious 1988 O’Day 272, own a magnet apartment and live in the Marina and area of your choice. Stove, AC, water pressure. Sails, covers, Bimini, cockpit cushions interior and woodwork very nice. Perfect for 2 and a small dog. Very nice condition. Westerbeke diesel. Fully functional. Think outside the box. Own it for $5300 OBO (See NADA Blue Book value). Currently at Yankee Point Marina @ $175/month 1.3 hrs south of DC, will deliver to marina of choice.”
“The chef is still working out the details, but he expects the first floor to include a butcher shop, cheese counter and bakery where patrons will be able to buy fresh pasta and other prepared foods such as ragu. The second floor will house an 80-seat trattoria, an Italian eatery that focuses on the country’s southern cuisine and features an a la carte menu of pasta, antipasti, meats and cheeses. The third floor will include a rooftop bar and private dining space for up to 80 people.”
This house is located at 602 3rd Street, SW. The listing says:
“LOVELY 3 BR, 2 BA, 3 LEVEL HOME WITH PATIO BACKING TO POOL. MOVE IN READY. ADD YOUR TOUCHES TO MAKE IT YOUR OWN. GREAT LOCATION. BLOCKS FROM WATER FRONT, METRO, DOWNTOWN AND ARENA STAGE. SOLD AS-IS. USE PARKING SPACE #28 IN FRONT OF HOME. OR ON ST. PARKING. SHOWINGS ARE RESTRICTED TO SCHEDULED DAYS AND TIMES WITH NO EXCEPTIONS. OPEN SAT/SUN 1-4 FOR INITIAL SHOWINGS. FUTURE SHOWINGS TO BE POSTED.”
222 M Street, SW rendering courtesy High Street Residential
From a press release:
“High Street Residential, the residential subsidiary of Trammell Crow Company, and CSG Urban Partners, have partnered with Meadow Partners to redevelop the St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church site. The Class A mixed-use project, located at 222 M Street, SW in Washington DC, will comprise 221 multifamily units along with a new 16,000-square-foot St. Matthew’s Church and community center.
The project is the latest development to break ground in the SW Waterfront submarket of Washington, DC and affords convenient access to the Waterfront-SEU Metro station and will be a few blocks from The Wharf development.
“The redevelopment of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is an important project for us,” said Josh Dix, Principal with Trammell Crow Company and National Residential Practice Leader for High Street Residential. “The delivery of this project will build on the positive momentum of the Southwest submarket. We are excited about the opportunity to bring the Church and a new community center back to its original congregation in Southwest, Washington, DC.”
St. Matthew’s will be highly-amenitized, featuring a large first floor lounge overlooking a one-third-acre courtyard, a dog run, a fitness center with private rooms for yoga and spin classes, bike storage and maintenance room. The project will also include a roof-top pool, lounge and deck, with unobstructed views of the U.S. Capitol Building. The new St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and community center will feature a coffee shop, a large fellowship hall for community meetings and gatherings, Wi-Fi and computer access for the community, a large multi-use worship space capable of hosting small theater and performance events and a gallery design to feature local artists.(more…)
This unit is located at 800 4th Street Southwest. The listing says:
“Metro!Dining!Grocery! Largest 1bed/bath+den flr plan at pet friendly Potomac Place Towers. Nearly 1000 sf w/covered PARKING, large storage unit & 2 balconies in SW/Waterfront near WHARF development! Tons of closet space, pantry & open kitchen w/ breakfast bar. 3 fitness rooms, outdoor pool, business cntr w/ internet, community lounge, & 24hr desk. Walk everywhere! Condo fee includes ALL utilities!”