screenshot via www.admoheights.com
Link to stock photo.
You can clearly see that the street signs say Central Park West and West 65th Street.”
Ed. Note: Not to mention the fairly distinct NYC yellow taxi cabs.
14th and Spring Road, NW
Curious to know if anyone in the PoPville community knows any updates on Carolina Restaurant at 14th and Spring Road NW. It’s been vacant for quite some time, but there seems to be construction activity (see photos attached). As an upper 14th Street resident, we’d love to hear some more good news about businesses coming into this area!”
Demo first began back in 2015! Anyone know what’s coming?
4111 Kansas Ave, NW
Thanks to Ben for sending word:
“Lock 7 is building 39 units at 4111 Kansas Ave NW (behind the Yes/ gas station).
Project Type: 39 new condominium units in Petworth
Configuration: (29) 1BR/1BA, (10) 2BR/2BA
Completion Date: SPRING 2019
Number of Units: 39
Seems they are going to preserve the building facades – can’t find a rendering though.”
Updates when we the rendering is released. I took these photos in July when work had already started. (more…)
815 V Street, NW
Update from Audrey Fix Schaefer
I.M.P. • 9:30 Club
Lincoln Theatre • The Anthem
“Live At 9:30”
Merriweather Post Pavilion:
“it’s unequivocally not true.”
I heard a terrible rumor from a friend in the music industry that the 9:30 Club is not long for this world. All of the big acts go down to the Anthem now, and this friend said the owners of 9:30 keep getting offers from developers that are ever higher and harder to refuse.
I have noticed that Satellite Room is rarely open Monday – Wednesday anymore (it was completely dark by 7:00 Wednesday night), wondering if this doesn’t substantiate it a bit. Would obviously be a huge loss for Shaw/U Street and the whole city, just wondering if anyone has heard anything similar.”
Again, THIS IS JUST A RUMOR. But it is worth talking about because I actually heard this same rumor a number of months ago. I asked somebody who is very well connected to the powers that be and he said there are absolutely no current plans for 9:30 Club to shutter/sell and he didn’t think they would. Having said that, the incredibly development going on all around 9:30 Club has changed things. I mean I don’t think I need to go into the history of 9:30 Club – everyone knows they are the best club in D.C. and quite possibly the country. They have had legendary performances there. They are the best. Period.
However, the Shaw of today is not the same as the Shaw/U Street of 1996 when they moved there. (more…)
I know the Bruce Monroe park used to have a dog run but now it seems they don’t even want pets on the grounds. Any reason for the change?”
Ed. Note: Also interesting to note the “no motorized vehicles” section. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that on a DPR sign before. You can also read about redevelopment plans for the park here.
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
“The original proposal (left) and revision (right). From documents distributed at the committee meeting.”
A committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle has endorsed a dramatic downsizing of a planned new residential project at 1126 9th Street NW, across from the west side of Washington Convention Center. Representatives of the developers came before ANC2F’s Community Development Committee July 25 to request ANC endorsement of a revision to the project’s Planned Unit Development (PUD). The new plan, if approved, would reduce the number of new residential units from 33 to 15, and the height of the tallest part of the building from 10 floors to six floors. (more…)
150 S Street, NW. Photos courtesy Brian Smith
I wanted to give you a bit of background on the development at the corner of 2nd and S Sts NW. Late last year this church was sold to Kadida Development for the purpose of redeveloping the site into 8 townhomes – after numerous hearings including an attempt by folks who are not directly impacted by the construction to designate the church “historic” the project won approval and the developer started to move ahead with demo of the site – in his defense he has kept me and other directly impacted neighbors up to speed about how the project will go…and in spite of a few issues things have been ok. The impacted neighbors have asked for a few things that the developer has not provided – proof of insurance, finalized plans, promises about easements and a few other things that I will not bother going into. All in all this was going somewhat according to plan…until last weekend. (more…)
525 8th Street, SE
Wild. Thanks to Bry for sending these updated photos of the old Phase 1 space. Before closing for good in 2017 Phase 1 was the “oldest continually operating lesbian bar in the country.”
2525 Sherman Ave, NW
Been getting a lot of queries like this one from Ryan:
“I noticed the other night that they’re completely digging up the parking lot on Sherman. Howard has re-zoned a number of their properties along Sherman and I’m wondering if anyone knows whether they’re building here as well?”
And Brian notes: “This is is the lot where they’d park their beat-up Howard police cruisers.”