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Dear PoP – Any Plans for the Corner of 11th and V St, NW?

by Prince Of Petworth November 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm 8 Comments

“Dear PoP,

You had a number of posts recently about the V Street NW area, which kinda brought up my question – do you know what’s up with the old mechanic’s shop/property on the northeast corner of 11th and V Street? It was boarded up and gated for a while, then the city came in during the spring and tried to clean up after a shooting around here, dumping oil down V Street in the process in the middle of the afternoon. Now it remains ungated and nothing has happened since. Seems like a such a good place for someone to develop, but maybe the clean up is too much.”

Yeah, I’ve noticed the gate remains open as well. I’ve also noted a small tractor on the lot:

I think I once heard that a small condo project was slated to be built on this property but I don’t know if that’s the case anymore. Anyone else hear some scuttlebutt here?

Ed. Note: A number of folks have written in that the old church nearby at the corner of 10th and V St, NW now has dumpsters on the lot.

  • This lot changed hands about six months ago. It was sold to the same developer who built the Josphine at 440 Rhode Island Ave and who is building this one as well:


  • Sorry and the plan is for 33 condos to be built on this lot.

  • Anonymous

    I bike by that place every day on my way to work. My dream was to turn it into a family friendly beer garden with live music. Oh well :(

    • anan

      I was just thinking the same thing. The building certainly would have lended itself to that.

      • Yuppiehell

        Then you guys woke up remebered that these take capital to start.

  • El Gringo

    I head from the owner of nearby Foreign Auto Repair that development plans for that lot have been hampered by the environmental clean-up the site requires.

    Basically it’s pretty contaminated after years of being a gas station/mechanic shop…That said he also mentioned that the owners had been holding out for a sweet developer offer for a long time, so it seems like the newish owners are more likely than not to actually *do* something with the lot…

  • Girard Fairmont

    I went by the old chuch a few weeks ago and there were guys with hazmat suits andresperators clearing it out. I assumed it was full of decades of pigeon droppings.

  • ugh

    the notice on the plywood door of the church described the activity as inside clean-up in preparation for rehabilitation of the building. my boyfriend and i climbed the stairs to check out the door at the very top and we were able to peek inside and the place is covered in bird droppings. it’s going to cost a pretty penny to rehab.


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