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1721 Kalorama Road, NW via Jubilee Housing

Thanks to Joan for passing on from Jubilee Housing:

“Jubilee Housing’s latest acquisition is unique in many ways.

King Emmanuel Baptist Church sits at 1721 Kalorama Road NW and has been part of the Adams Morgan community since 1907. The church has an active congregation, which includes Jubilee Housing residents and staff members. So, when Jubilee heard that the congregation was looking to sell the church, the Property Development team jumped at the chance to preserve a historic landmark in one of the organization’s core neighborhoods.

Jubilee offered the congregation a chance to stay and worship at King Emmanuel after renovations, but church members decided to relocate the congregation to Maryland. Read More

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Zack asks: “Some active work going on inside long vacant Republic Gardens on U St – any idea what’s going on, PoPville?”

Back in May we learned that a new bar called Alice was planned for the retail space at the former State of the Union next door:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern with a seating capacity of 225 and a Total Occupancy Load of 325. Rooftop Summer Garden on the second floor with 70 seats. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing and Cover Charge inside the premises only.”

Currently:

UPDATE: Alice is still coming and I’m told another restaurant is coming too but there won’t be condos. Stay tuned.

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Rendering via Hines

Das ist riesig, c’est énorme, esto es enorme – THIS IS HUGE!!

“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” ―Anais Nin

Boom. Back in 2016 this space was, briefly, planned for a Wegmans grocery store. North Country – get your dancing shoes! From a press release:

Whole Foods Market has signed a 40,000-square-foot lease to anchor the Hartley at the Parks at Walter Reed, a 3.1 million-square-foot master-planned community from Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Development Group. The leading natural and organic grocer is among the latest signature additions to the dynamic transformation of the former Walter Reed medical campus, the largest site under development in Northwest Washington, D.C.

Construction on The Hartley is expected to begin in early 2020 with completion of the project in early 2022. Read More

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Courtesy of Hoffman & Associates

From a press release:

“Officials at Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), a joint venture of Hoffman & Associates and Madison Marquette, the co-developers of The Wharf, announced today that DPR Construction, one of the nation’s leading technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects has been selected as the fourth and final contractor for Phase 2. DPR Construction’s role in Phase 2 consists of contracts for two retail buildings constructed on top of newly built piers (Water Building 1 and Water Building 2), as well as a trophy-class, boutique office building (Parcel 10). Read More

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8200 Dixon Ave rendering courtesy Washington Property Company

From a press release:

“Washington Property Company (WPC) plans to bring a 15,000 square foot food hall/city market to the street level of its next apartment community, scheduled to break ground in early 2020 and deliver in mid-2022. This will be the first food/city market hall in rapidly redeveloping Silver Spring.

Slated to be the tallest building in all of Silver Spring with 26 floors, Solaire 8200 Dixon will have 403 apartments and an enviable range of amenities including a rooftop fitness center, pool, and sky lounge, as well as a club room with co-working facilities, catering kitchen, 24-hour concierge and package service, pet spa, and more. Read More

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775-799 H St NE via loopnet

Thanks to Doug for sending from loopnet:

“6,001 SF Retail Building Offered at $5,000,000 at a 5% Cap Rate in Washington, DC

775-779 H Street is located in zone NC-16..The NC-16 zone is intended to permit mixed-use development at a moderate-density with an emphasis on the provision of retail uses. The purposes of the Retail Sub-district are to: Encourage retail uses and a scale of development and a mixture of building uses that is generally compatible in scale with existing buildings. Read More

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2000 block of Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Heard Howard announced at the civic meeting on Monday that they are closing the current hospital, moving it elsewhere on campus, and redeveloping the 3M sqft into private, non-academic use. Saw it on twitter from @EricFidler

Do you have any more news? Timelines?”

Thanks to the many, many folks who sent me Eric’s tweet:

As for timelines he added in a response that it was “probably 10 years off”: Read More

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