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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.”


“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.”


“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”


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.

dc united

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…)

1101 3rd Street Southwest

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

“Plz call due to dog. Great location near employment sites, shopping & other enjoyments that comes with city life. Metro, Starbucks, Safeway, CVS only half block away Short distance to SW waterfront, & National Baseball stadium. Rarely available studio in the Chic, modern, and eco-friendly Waterfront Towers. I.M. Pei-designed bldg, fully renovated. Rent incl gas & heat; tenant pays only elec.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

DC8553655 - 1344 4th St SW

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1344 4th St SW
Legal Subdivision: Rla (SW)
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Waterfront
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2 Parking: Onsite Parking/Rent Ownership: Cooperative
Monthly co-op fee: $989.
Original List Price: $539,000.
List Price at Contract: $539,000.
List Date: 02/20/2015
Days on Market: 35
Settled Sales Price: $534,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 05/14/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

The last time we re-visited a Charles Goodman designed cooperatively owned River Park Mutual Homes barrel roofed townhome was in December 2013. In December 2013, that unit sold for $411,000. Note that it was a smaller home (3 levels instead of 4). You can read more information about River Park and co-op ownership in that link.

River Park Mutual Homes is just one of the cooperatively owned communities in SW DC that have townhomes included, in addition to flats in a multi-unit building. Both Tiber Island and Harbour Square have co-op townhomes, as well. With the SW waterfront development actively under construction, and the Capital Riverfront activity to the east, these homes are in the midst of a rapidly changing environment from a community amenity standpoint.

This is the highest sale price to date for a River Park townhome. The other most recent sale occurred in February 2015 at nearby 1336 4th St SW. 1336 4th St SW, also a 4 bedroom barrel roof style home, was listed for $519,000., and ultimately settled for $531,000.

River Park often draws buyers looking specifically for these unique Mid Century Modern designed properties. Although, as noted in the comments, fees on co-op ownership homes are generally higher than for condo ownership , they can include real estate taxes and (depending on the community) part of the mortgage. A benefit over owning a fee simple townhome is that the exterior maintenance (i.e. the roof) is addressed by the co-op. Even with the fee of nearly $1000. per month, given that they are still priced under $540,000., these units are currently some of the most affordable for sale options for 4 bedroom homes this close to downtown in DC at the moment.

The listing agents for this sale were Steve Dean and Eddie Rangel with Re/MaxAllegiance. Joseph Licastro with Pier Associates Real Estate, Inc. represented the buyer in this transaction.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Caroline Angelo

From an email:

“Calling All Chihuahuas!

Kick off Cinco de Mayo with On Tap Magazine, Corona, Cantina Marina & The Wharf at the Fourth Annual Running of the Chihuahuas for Charity! Sunday, May 3rd from 1:00-4:00pm at SW Waterfront, DC- between 6th and 7th Street. Enjoy Chihuahua races, food trucks, beer stands, dog contests at this family friendly event!

$500 in cash and prizes for racers! Only $20 per dog to race, ALL entry fees are donated to local animal charities!

Space is limited to 96 dogs and we anticipate selling out quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot now! Last day to register is Friday, May 1nd. Walkups on race day will be accepted, unless all spots are full.

Don’t have a Chihuahua? You can still take part in the excitement with our all breeds contests for best dressed and best trick! All doggie competitors must have up-to-date vaccinations and leashed when not racing. Unruly dogs will be excused, and we ask that owners please pick up after their pets!

This is an admission-free, family-friendly event, but attendees must be 21+ to drink beer or attend the after party.”