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From a press release:

“LCOR, a fully-integrated real estate company specializing in property development, investment and management, has closed on a $30M construction loan from M&T Bank for the development of The Edison at Union Market, in Washington D.C. LCOR plans to develop the land at 4th Street and Florida Avenue, NE into a mixed-use property bringing forth the vision of incorporating forward thinking retail and smart living into the thriving historic district.

Upon completion, The Edison at Union Market will include 187 apartments, approximately 28,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a below-grade parking garage. The six-story building will serve as the first residential development delivered to Union Market, signaling a major step in the revitalization of the evolving district. (more…)

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Update from MPD:

“On Sunday, July 12, 2015, at approximately 2220 hrs., members of the First District received a call for the report of a shooting in the 900 block of 3rd Street, Northeast, Washington, D.C. Upon arrival of the units, the members located the victim lying on the ground in front of 911 3rd Street, Northeast, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was examined by members of the District of Columbia Fire Department, but exhibited no signs consistent with life and was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia pending a pronouncement time and an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.

The case is currently under investigation by members of the Homicide Branch.”

@dtdc2121 tweeted us at 10:30 Sunday night:

“Gunshot like sounds and a huge police presence at 3rd and Parker NE”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“Alert: SHOOTING investigation at 2215 in the 900 block of 3rd ST., NE LOF B/M, blk and white shirt, blue jeans”

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Poster via Metro Transit Police Department

Update July 6th from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide that occurred in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast (NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station).

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 12:50 pm, officers on patrol from the Fifth District were alerted by Metro Transit Officers of a stabbing that occurred aboard a metro train in the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station, located in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and found no signs of life. The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Monday, July 06, 2015, Fourth District patrol officers located and arrested 18 year-old Jasper Spires of Washington, DC, in the 4800 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. He was charged with Murder I While Armed.

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch obtained an arrest warrant for Jasper Spires who is wanted for First Degree Murder While Armed for the stabbing death of 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland which occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 12:50 pm, aboard a train approaching the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station, located in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

If this subject is seen call 911 for immediate police response. Do not approach this person or attempt to apprehend him.

Anyone with information on this suspect’s whereabouts should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 12:50 pm, officers on patrol from the Fifth District were alerted by Metro Transit Officers of a stabbing that occurred aboard a metro train in the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station, located in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and found no signs of life. The adult male was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland of Northeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411″

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From a press release:

“The NoMa Parks Foundation has selected the design concept for L Street, NE, the second underpass to be transformed with light and art in the NoMa neighborhood. Future Cities Lab will create an undulating light structure, ‘Lightweave,’ that will appear to float from the ceiling of the underpass. The installation will “peek out” onto L Street outside the underpass and beckon visitors to explore and linger in the beautifully transformed space. M.C. Dean will serve as contractor, and construction is expected to begin in late 2015. (more…)

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“This jerk…. We live at the Flats 130, and this lady drove to the end of the sectioned off bike lane, and backed up all the way in the middle to run into this building. It’s ridiculous, she could have pulled into the Harris Teeter parking lot. I was just shocked and wanted to share. Maryland license plate of course.”

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All photos for PoPville taken by Lorie Shaull. Lorie writes:

“On Saturday, the open one-acre lot at 1st and L streets NE was transformed into a giant canvas for artists for the Storey Park Paint Jam. The lot is currently used for NoMa’s free outdoor film series and Saturday is was the site of DC’s largest mural in the city. The event was sponsored by NoMa BID and Words Beats & Life in association with The Fridge DC, Blind Whino and the Pink Line Project.”

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