1520 North Capitol Street, NW

From an email:

“Studio Upwall Architects partnered with two developers, Flywheel Development, and Urban Green LLC, in response to an RFP issued by the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) for a City-owned lot at North Capitol and Bates Streets in NW DC.

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This RFP was issued as one of 4 sites in the “March Madness” round in early 2015. Our team’s concept, “Cyclehouse” proposed 15 units of affordable housing with a ground floor restaurant from Jaime Vargas, owner of San Antonio Grill in Brookland. The building would be designed to achieve Net Zero Energy use.

I’m happy to say that full ANC 5E voted to support a resolution in support of our bid Tuesday evening. In the run-up to the ANC vote we received unanimous support in a vote from the local civic association and a large majority of the votes at the single member ANC 5E-05 meeting.

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1643 4th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1643 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Completely renovated 3 Bed, 2.5 bath townhouse with up to 4 car parking space and large deck. Hardwood. Granite. Stainless Steel. Washer/Dryer. Pictures speak for themselves. Pets on case by case basis. Walk to Metro. Available immediately. Must see!!”


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This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,800/Mo.


This rental is located at 1727 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“**No Laundry in the building** Required good credit and income. Totally renovated luxury one bedroom apartment (bedroom, full bath, living room,and kitchen) New paint, Newer counter top, Newer stove, Newer faucet, Newer Bathroom. Tenant needs to pay Electric and gas, water is included in the rent.** Email LA for questions and Lease info **”

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,300/Mo.

Wicked Bloom, 1540 North Capitol Street, NW


From a press release:

“Since opening it’s door in October 2013, DCity Smokehouse has become the go-to location for great DC-centric BBQ. Now the loved restaurant prepares for it’s next stage as chef Rob Sonderman steps down and a new pit master is named.

DCity Smokehouse’s parent company Southeast Restaurant Group is pleased to announce Shawn McWhirter as the new lead pit master. Shawn hails from Hill Country and has been known as the all-important guy behind the smoker since DCity’s inception.

“Rob Sonderman has been a great asset to DCity Smokehouse and we wish him the best as his next endeavor,” says Scott Jacobs, SERG co-owner. “Furthermore, this is an exciting time for us as we name Shawn McWhirter as our new lead pit master. Shawn has played in important role as part of our “Brisket Squad” for more than two years and we’re looking forward to having him and the rest of the team continue to deliver great BBQ to our beloved neighbors far and wide. DCity Smokehouse fans can expect the same great food integrity they have always loved.”

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This unit is located at 76 New York Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Take the elevator to this spacious 2 br/1ba corner penthouse unit in the epic center of it all! A 10 minute walk to the NOMA/Gallaudet metro, surrounded by schools, restaurants, businesses and the H Street corridor and the up-and-coming Trolley System. Every room is teeming with natural sunlight. This unit is over 1000 sq ft. with in-unit laundry. Not FHA/VA approved.”


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This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $271,999 ($457 monthly fee.)

wicked bloom
Wicked Bloom, 1540 North Capitol Street, NW

A reader reports:

“I guess DCity permanently closed the FL Ave location on Christmas Eve (I just discovered this when I went to look at the menu online). According to its twitter account [“we OPEN back up, Monday January 11th in our new POP Up spot at 1540 North Capitol St NW”], it sounds like it is re-opening as a pop-up in Wicked Bloom (obviously affiliated) on Jan. 11. It is not clear when it will be moving permanently to the new location though.”


This unit is located at 130 Q Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Incredible value & location!!! This fully featured modern downtown condo has it all! Feat. bamboo floors, galley kit w/granite/SS appl., W/D, CAC, O/S parking, & more! Nestled btwn Shaw & Bloomingdale, & convenient to Downtwn, Metro (Red, Grn/Yel), groceries, bars, shops, and restaurants. Affordable city living at its best!”


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This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $374,900 ($165 monthly fee.)