Reeves Center at 14th and U Street, NW
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has signed a letter of intent with the District to move their national headquarters to Washington, DC within the future redevelopment of the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs at 2000 14th Street NW.
“The Reeves Center stands in an iconic and culturally significant area of the U Street corridor with deep connections to the NAACP,” said Mayor Bowser. “As we continue fighting for change and working to build a more fair and just nation, we look forward to welcoming this iconic civil rights organization to Washington, DC.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is America’s premier and largest civil rights organization. Through its Washington, DC bureau, the NAACP helped to advance not only integration of the United States Armed Forces in 1948 but also passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964, and 1968 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Read More
Thanks to David for sending: “Looks like Grand China on 11th between Lamont and Park is FINALLY coming down. Wonder what’s going up?”
Tom reports: “The strip on 11th and Lamont is finally getting demolished. Retail + 14 residential coming” Read More
Rendering for 1125 Spring Road, NW, previously the historic Hebrew Home courtesy DC Department of Housing & Community Development
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), announced the closing of financing on Spring Flats in Ward 4, a long-awaited 185-unit affordable housing community. This project represents the strong partnership between District Government agencies to successfully leverage a toolkit of land-use and financing policies to deliver critical affordable housing in the District. Read More
7th and Q Street, NW
Thanks to Robert for sending an update on this long vacant property. You can see a rendering of what’s coming here. At the groundbreaking in March, Shaw Main Streets said an Ambar is coming: Read More
Rendering via Hines
From a press release:
“Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Development Group along with joint venture partner, Bridge Investment Group, announced today they have closed on one and a half acres at The Parks at Walter Reed to develop The Hartley, a 323-unit luxury, multifamily property, anchored by natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market. Santander Bank N.A. and EagleBank are providing the construction financing.
Construction on The Hartley is expected to begin in May 2020 with completion of the project in early 2022. Read More
965 Florida Ave, NW
Looks like there’s been some steady progress since we last looked in January. Thanks to a reader for sending: “Peeked my head inside the former Republic Gardens and was shocked / pleasantly surprised to see construction going on in there…looks like a full gut.” Read More
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
Georgia and New Hampshire Ave, NW (formerly Sweet Mango Cafe)
Thanks to Manny for sending: “Demolition is officially taking down the old Sweet Mango building.”
You can see what’s coming here and the original plans were to have the Chuck Brown mural repainted on the new development.
I also stopped by this weekend to take some photos for posterity: Read More
1341 14th Street, NW