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From Whitman-Walker:

“As we announced in January, we have selected Selldorf Architects for this project.

We will have more details to announce regarding this project following our presentation to the Historical Presentation Review Board in late May. Here is the most current information on the development:

  • Whitman-Walker Health is now embarking on its joint venture redevelopment of the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center site located between R and Riggs Street NW on 14th Street NW.  We have partnered with Fivesquares Development, a DC-based firm, on this mission-critical project.  Whitman-Walker Health retains majority ownership interest of the joint venture project to ensure that this redevelopment meets our long-term mission and financial interests.  We have retained Selldorf Architects of New York City, led by Annabelle Selldorf, an internationally renowned architect, to design the project.
  • The project will contribute to Whitman-Walker Health’s overall sustainability by providing financial value to support our mission of caring for many years to come.
  • The project design will provide for approximately 155,000 gross square feet of mixed used development.  A key design element is the preservation of the two contributing buildings—including the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center– that are currently located on the site.  The project design includes the following major elements:


1401 R Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1401 R Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Incredible industrial loft space with two story ceiling, fireman~s pole (to slide down from loft space), oversized windows, exposed brick, concrete floors, two exposures, Elfa Closet system, designer Edison bulb lighting, Bosch Kitchen, in-unit washer / dryer. Building features a large roof deck, party room, incredible location next to restaurants, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and so much more!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath loft is going for $2,500/Mo.


“Radiator, a cocktail bar and neighborhood gathering place featuring contemporary American small plates with global influences, will open on April 28 off the 14th Street corridor at 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Radiator nods to the spirit of its surroundings in both its name – a reference to 14th Street’s rich automotive past – and lively, engaging experience. The bar is located adjacent to the new Mason & Rook Hotel.”



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“Dear PoPville,

The 1418 P Street NW CVS behind my building set up a metal shipping container in the alley a couple of weeks ago. Over the past week it looks like they ran electricity to it. First, the container is partially obstructing a very busy alley behind Whole Foods; second there has been no permit displayed for the electrical work and it all looks very dicey. Can CVS just claim part of the alley? If not, who in the DC government should I contact to have the alley cleared? Also, is this some type of illegal structure or construction, since there is no permit? Also, I am not an electrician but some loose wire does not look like code—who should I contact about possibly illegal work?

I would not be surprised if some pop-up business did this, but a large corporation?

While we are at it, their garbage truck comes at 5am (on Saturdays, nonetheless!) and is quite noisy. Do noise regulations govern the hours their trash truck can come?”