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A reader reports:

“Shooting in SW DC on 3rd between L and K. One young man taken away by ambulance with a chest wound…looked like a teenager.”

From MPD:

“On Thursday, August 27, 2015, at around 10:08PM, First District officers responded to the 200 block of L Street, Southwest, in reference to the sounds of gunshots. During a canvass of the area, the officers discovered a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by DCFD for treatment.

This case is currently being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit.”

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Wharf rendering

From a press release:

“Washington D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella announces plans to open new restaurants in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. A second location of Kapnos Kouzina, the homestyle Greek restaurant set to open in Bethesda, Md. this fall, will go into the former Gypsy Soul space at Mosaic District in Merrifield, Va. in early 2016. But first, the space will be used to test his new French Mediterranean concept, Requin, a partnership with fellow Top Chef All-Star Jennifer Carroll. Details for the Requin pop-up, set to open this fall and run through the end of 2015, will be announced at RequinDC.com. The full-service restaurant will open at The Wharf in D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront redevelopment in mid-2017. Another location of Kapnos Taverna, Isabella’s coastal Greek restaurant in Arlington, Va., is slated to open in College Park, Md., in early 2017.

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Occupying The Wharf development’s only freestanding restaurant, Requin, which is French for shark, will be home to a dramatic modern dining room serving a seafood-heavy menu informed by the Mediterranean coast of France. In addition to coastal French cuisine, Requin will feature the largest wine program of any Mike Isabella Concepts restaurant. The fall pop-up in the Mosaic District will be open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday, and feature dishes like grilled or a la plancha whole fish, wood-fired shellfish and seafood roasts, dry aged, bone-in ribeye and a classic cheese cart.

When it opens in 2017, the 4,000 square-foot, one-story space will be enclosed with glass walls and highlighted by steel beams and concrete accents that recall the classical stonework of the French Riviera. Requin will be located on The Wharf’s main boardwalk with direct elevator access to the development’s parking garage and feature a patio that will more than double the restaurant’s seating during warm weather months. During patio season, the building’s glass walls will raise, creating a semi-open air environment inside the restaurant.”

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From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developer of the world-class mixed-use waterfront community The Wharf, today announced that Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open a 413-key dual-branded hotel at The Wharf.

Canopy by Hilton, a 120,000-square-foot lifestyle brand hotel, will have 175 keys, and Hyatt House, a 145,000-square-foot extended-stay hotel, will have 238 keys. The combined hotels will include café/bar and other dining options; a 1,100-square-foot fitness center; 2,500 square feet of meeting room space; a courtyard with outdoor terraces and water features; an outdoor pool; and a rooftop bar with Washington Channel views. The penthouse will include an additional 10,000 square feet lounge area with sweeping views of the Potomac. The total built area for both hotels, including ground-floor retail and shared space, is approximately 300,000 square feet. The hotel site includes more than 30,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space and two levels of below grade parking. It will be located between Maine Avenue and Wharf Street, adjacent to 7th Street Park. The hotels will open in Fall 2017. Both hotels will be managed and operated by Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company. The hotels are being designed by SmithGroup JJR. (more…)

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This rental is located at 765 Delaware Avenue, Southwest. The listing says:

“Lwr Lvl Renovated Efficiency w/ Sep Kitchen & Assigned Parking in Highly Desired SW DC Feature Fantastic Light through Double Wide Sliding Glass Doors, Beautiful Renovated BA & Lrg Walk-In Closet. New HVAC. To Apply, Online appl. 1) $50/pp/p18+ yrs 2) 1st mo rent. Cert. funds only; approx qualifying GAI = 40 x rent. Blks to Metro/Grocery/Movies/Water. Pool Pass has fee.”

You can see many more photos of the toilet and more here.

This studio is going for $1,400/Mo.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the homicide of 47-year-old Jerome Diggs of Southwest, Washington, DC, that occurred on Monday, July 27, 2015, at approximately 4:52 pm.

Officers from the First District responded to a call for the report of a shooting in the 1300 Block of First Street, Southwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, members of the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 37 year-old Gary Nathaniel Proctor of Southwest, Washington, DC, charging him with Murder II while Armed, in connection with the homicide of Jerome Diggs.”

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“On Tuesday, July 28 at around 8:20 PM while in the 800 block of Upshur Street, NW, the victim was approached by a subject that snatched her purse and fled the scene. The subject was stopped by police and he was positively identified as the subject that robbed the victim. The subject was identified as 33 year-old Floyd Carter of no fixed address.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Saturday afternoon, on 4th street sw just across from the Hilton under construction at F st sw, they had blocked off the sidewalk to let new concrete dry. The sign helpfully suggested I cross to the other side of the street — where construction has closed the sidewalk for a month. Oh, and to make it worse, they were suggesting I cross the street nowhere near a crosswalk or a ramp.

Being able bodied, I stepped off the curb into the bike lane and walked around. But if I wasn’t… Since 395 blocks most of the ways north here, there are zero options here other than backtracking half a block, going west three blocks, going north two blocks, then back east. Or stepping / rolling into the bike lane or street.

Haphazard enforcement of rules regarding sidewalk access during construction keeps making our city dangerous in ways it doesn’t need to be.

-Concerned Southwest Resident”

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From a press release:

“PN Hoffman, a developer of urban mixed-use properties and communities across the Washington Metropolitan Area and managing member of The Wharf, today “topped out” the structure of 525 Water, a condominium community and the first milestone for the Southwest Waterfront redevelopment.

Situated across from the iconic Arena Stage, 525 Water, a five-story, 105,000 square foot residential community, will have 108 condominium homes ranging from studios to three bedrooms, with homes starting at $400K. The building will feature Potomac River views, a residents’ clubroom and an interior courtyard. 525 Water will front a new 3.5-acre waterfront park. The building is set for delivery in Summer 2016. Pre-sales will begin in early Fall.

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Looks like the Virginia crisis/threat has been averted. From the Mayor’s office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a final agreement between the District government and D.C. United that clears the way for D.C. United to build a new soccer stadium in the District of Columbia. The signed agreements include improved deal terms which will result in better financial protections for District of Columbia residents, clarify the size and timeline of the stadium, and strengthen community engagement. The Bowser Administration will submit legislation to the Council of the District of Columbia for final review. (more…)