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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From MPD last night:

“At approximately 10:55 pm, members of the First District responded to 401 M Street, SW, for a possible robbery of the Safeway store. Upon arrival, MPDC officers observed a suspicious male who they attempted to stop. The subject fled the scene on foot with the officers in pursuit. The subject dropped a bag containing US Currency and was subsequently stopped and placed under arrest on N Street, SW, where a pistol was also recovered. First District Detectives are continuing to investigate the crime.”

1101 3rd Street Southwest

This rental is located at 1101 3rd Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful cozy condo in SW DC! Newly renovated, laminate floors, freshly painted with updated appliances. Common areas include exercise room, bicycle storage and laundry area. Steps away to the new Safeway and Metro half block away. Parking available for $95.00 a month. Only minutes to Nationals Stadium, Waterfront and Navy Yard.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.

07/26/14 4:47pm

From MPD:

“Today at approximately 12:25 pm MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots in the unit block of P Street, SW. Upon their arrival they located a female victim who had been shot in her lower extremities. The injuries are non-life threatening. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Additionally, remember to call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activity”

07/18/14 12:50pm

375 O Street Southwest

This townhouse is located at 375 O Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“OPEN SUN 7/20, 1-3pm! Renovated 3BR/1.5BA River Park townhome. Enjoy urban living w/ excellent amenities in the middle of the booming SW Waterfront. Open + contemporary. Stunning kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances + granite counter tops! Generously sized BRs. Finished basement perfect for rec room. Private backyard patio. Parking available for rent. Walk to Metro!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $449,000 ($922 monthly fee.)

07/09/14 3:55pm

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Rendering courtesy of Interface Multimedia

From a press release:

“PN Hoffman (PNH), a developer of urban mixed-use properties and communities across the Washington Metropolitan Area, announced today its plans to redevelop the St Augustine’s Church site in Southwest next to The Wharf project providing a new Church facing Maine Ave. and an adjoining condominium building of 108 units.

Across from Arena Stage, the newly created condo residences called 600 Water Street will adjoin an expansive new park overlooking the water. The 105,000 square foot residential building will consist of four floors plus generous penthouses with terraces. The residences include 94 parking spaces below grade, and will feature a variety of amenities, such as a residents’ club room equipped with a bar and kitchen, and a landscaped courtyard with fountains. Proximity to the waterfront and the series of restaurants and entertainment venues now under construction at The Wharf will provide neighborhood amenities.

“We are excited about working with the Church to reposition it for generations to come and creating new luxury residences for The Wharf neighborhood,” said Monty Hoffman, founder and CEO of PNH. “These residences will join the well-established and desirable Southwest neighborhood embracing a new and serene 3.5-acre park setting adjacent to the water. This neighborhood will enjoy an easy stroll along the shoreline to the more activated community of the Wharf between 7th Street and the timeless Fish Market.”

Construction on 600 Water Street is expected to take 20 months, with permits expected by late July. Sales are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2015.”

06/16/14 3:55pm

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Renderings courtesy DC United

From UniteDC:

“In two weeks, D.C. United fans, supporters and community groups have their first opportunity to tell the city council that it’s time to build A STADIUM FOR ALL. As the World Cup kicks off an exciting summer of soccer, the time is now to let the D.C. Council know you support building a new stadium.

On Thursday, June 26th at 9:30am, the D.C. Council will hold its first public hearing on the D.C. United stadium proposal.

We need your support to demonstrate to the Council how important this project is to the entire District of Columbia.

Sign-up TODAY to speak at the hearing and make your voice heard!

We hope you will take time to register your support at this important hearing to UniteDC to bring A STADIUM FOR ALL! The hearing will be held in the Council Hearing Room on the 5th Floor of John A. Wilson Building located at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

You can see the new renderings for the stadium here:

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06/06/14 10:55am

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Featured Property: 700 7th St SW #136
Legal Subdivision: RLA (SW)
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: RLA (SW)
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Offsite/Permit Required, On-site Prk/Rent Ownership: Condo
Square footage per listing: 740
Original List Price: $264,900.
List Price at Contract: $264,900.
Monthly Condo fee: $615.46
List Date: 3/9/2014
Days on Market: 49
Settled Sales Price: $255,000.
Seller Subsidy: $7860.
Settled price per square foot: $334.
Settlement Date: 5/30/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

In addition to being sort of close to Nats Stadium and related development, as well as the already developed area around the SW Metro (DC Gov offices, Safeway, restaurants), there are major changes planned for this part of the city. Just like when Target in Columbia Heights was a giant fenced space for several years, people seem to wait to jump on the real estate until tangible signs of the development show up.

Although there are a number of cooperatively owned buildings in SW, this unit is condo ownership. Yes, the fee is relatively high at over $600/month, and no, because it is not a co-op, that does not include taxes. The fee includes utilities, a 24 hour front desk person, as well as pool maintenance.

There are currently 22 active listings for sale in the waterfront area of SW DC, ranging from $164,900 for a studio to $561,500. for a 3 bedroom condo townhome (there is also a house being offered as a development opportunity at $975,000.)

The listing agent was Damon Downing of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The buyer was represented by Lee Wells of Central Properties, LLC.

06/04/14 10:22pm

4th and D Streets – revised to include “open” loading doors and open framed canopy
Renderings courtesy of Museum of the Bible and SMITHGROUPJJR

Thanks to ANC Rep Rachel Reilly Carroll for sharing a presentation with these new renderings. Museum of the Bible‘s website says:

“Museum of the Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to invite people to engage with the Bible through four primary activities: traveling exhibits of biblical artifacts from The Green Collection, academic research conducted through the Green Scholars Initiative, a yet-to-be-named international museum opening in 2017 in Washington, D.C., and an elective Bible curriculum for high school students.”

and from Wikipedia:

“In July 2012, The Green Collection announced the purchase of the Washington Design Center in D.C. for a reported $50 million to house the as-yet-unnamed national Bible museum. To be located two blocks from the National Mall at 300 D Street SW, near the Federal Center SW Metro station. The museum will reportedly charge admission, as do other private museums in Washington, such as the National Building Museum, the International Spy Museum, and the Newseum.”

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4th and D Street, SW

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