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Progress at The Colonel Coming to 9th and N St, NW – Check Out Some Renderings

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm 13 Comments

1250 9th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending. The Colonel’s website says:

“leasing fall 2014
This boutique address in the heart of Downtown D.C. offers historically-inspired design with a hip twist while putting the city’s best offerings of art, culture and commerce at your doorstep. Located in the burgeoning 9th Street corridor your neighbors are the city’s most cutting edge art galleries, retailers, bars, and restaurant concepts.

Walk a few more blocks in any direction to find yourself in the thriving 14th Street Corridor, shopping the upscale boutiques of City Center, or catching a game at the Verizon Center. Combine all that with eco-thoughtful features and a pet-friendly vibe, and you’ve got a distinguished twist on smart urban living. Take command of your way of life at The Colonel.”

What do you think of the name ‘The Colonel’? I think it’s awesome. Here’s some renderings:



  • Rich

    It looks like lots of other places that have gone up in Shaw and adjacent areas.

  • Carlinho

    Great renderings. I walk past the site a lot and it looks like it’s all going to be wood construction except for the ground floor, which will make noise a real problem. Too bad.

  • Forever a Serf

    Everything going up is rentals. Pretty crazy.

  • kook47797

    To easy to mis-hear or mis-see.

    “Where do you live? ”
    “The kernel.”

    “What’s the name of that building on 9th and N?”
    “uh, the Colonial.”

    • Carlinho


  • Anonymous

    Good to see this area slowly coming back together. It’s still suprising how dead 9th street is given its location. I hope in 3-5 years it is similar to Barracks Row in terms of vibrancy and ammenities.

    • Anonymous

      Will be much busier than Barracks Row, IMHO. This is smack in the middle of the city near lots of tourist hotels and offices. Barracks Row – compared to most commercial areas of the city – is actually fairly quiet.

      • Anonymous

        That would be cool, but I’m trying to temper my hopes. Although Barracks Row isn’t as busy as Galley Place or 14th, it is significantly busier than 9th street is currently. It has a much more central location than Barracks Row, but on the flip side it also has a lot more nearby competion for patrons.

        I would be satisfied if those two trends offset and we end up with a nice little 3-block or so Barracks Row style strip.

    • LoganRes

      1200 hotel rooms one block south with 800 more coming in a couple years…..180 hotel rooms one block south. 600 plus condos/apartments one block south with 750 two blocks north. And that’s just the new stuff not counting what is already there. Pretty sure it’ll be very busy.

  • Anonymous

    Nice exterior too bad it’s cheap wood frame construction. It’ll be a loud, overpriced, cheap mess like Logan Row.

    • Anonymous


  • Col. Sanders

    MMM…fried chicken!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be excited when this is done, but my puppy will be sad. He LOVES saying hi and wagging his tail at every construction worker on this site during the homestretch into WagTime :) I guess he’ll have to say hi to all the new neighbors instead.


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