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1338 Park Road, NW via Change.org

Thanks to Darrell for passing on this Change.org petition (with already over 11,000 signatures:

“In 1900, architect Leon Dessez designed the Renaissance style firehouse then known then as Truck Company F which currently sits at 1338 Park Rd in Columbia Heights. It was later renamed to Truck Company 6 in 1906 and merged with Engine Company 11 in 1940. In 1984, Engine 11 and Truck Company 6 relocated to 3420 14th Street where it now serves the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

Food on the Stove seeks to acquire the old vacant DC Firehouse at 1338 Park Road and convert it into a demonstration kitchen for firefighters to take free cooking classes while they are at work. The space will also operate as a full-service restaurant to help Food on the Stove sustain its charitable operations including supplementing the cost of meals in the firehouse, by providing free boxes of food that contain all the ingredients firefighters will need to make healthy meals at the firehouse. Read More

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First and Pierce Street, NE

Thanks to Sam for sending:

“This sign’s being installed today at the lot at First and Pierce Streets NE, which has been used as a NoMa community hub (including for summer movie screenings and as a sometimes illicit dog park) for the last few years. Looks like the party’s ending in a couple weeks.”

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2000 block of 8th Street, NW view from Florida Ave

Now that Town 2.0 is is a go I was curious how the original location was looking in Shaw. It’s going to be the JLinea apartments:

“Coming Spring 2020, J Linea will enable you to live in the center of it all. Like the eclectic neighborhood surrounding it, this luxe apartment community is unlike any other destination in the city. Read More

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6th and G Street, NW

From WMATA:

“Metro announced today the selection of Stonebridge and Rockefeller Group to redevelop its downtown DC headquarters site, the Jackson Graham Building (JGB), in the heart of the District’s Gallery Place commercial and entertainment area.

The developer will reposition the building – keeping the current Jackson Graham Building (JGB) structure – and reimagine it as a mixed-use commercial development, including the addition of three floors to the structure. The deal will generate long-term revenue for Metro through annual payments over the term of the 99-year ground lease agreement. Read More

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