20th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW courtesy Duke’s
From a press release:
“Westbrook Partners, a privately-owned, fully integrated global real estate firm, and MRP Realty, developers and operators of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate across the Mid-Atlantic region, announced today their selection as the George Washington University’s developer-partner for 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. The 400,000 square foot mixed-use property is located at the nexus of the Central Business District and Foggy Bottom and at the front door of GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. (more…)
13th and K Street, NW
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Bowser celebrated the start of a renovation that will transform the historic Franklin School into Planet Word – a museum dedicated to the power and fun of words and language. The Mayor was joined by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and Planet Word Founder and CEO Ann Friedman. (more…)
It’s really disappointing that the 80 acres they’re targeting for redevelopment are on the southeast corner, where the development will be bounded by the high-speed multilane arterials of Irving St and North Capitol. There doesn’t seem to be any discussion of improving connectivity across the AFRH campus by reconnecting the street grid. The RFP mentions the closeness of both the red and green lines, but without any safe way to walk to Brookland or Georgia Ave, the new residents there will certainly be driving 100% of the time. Seems like a missed opportunity, though perhaps not surprising. What do you think?”
Full synopsis of RFP after the jump. (more…)
3619 Georgia Ave
“3619 Georgia Avenue, NW is a six-story, 27 unit condominium structure with ground floor retail. The project provides many opportunities to explore the larger urban goals for the up-and-coming Petworth neighborhood while advancing the revitalization of Georgia Avenue’s main retail thoroughfare . The project takes advantage of the multimodal transportation within the immediate vicinity of the site and the pedestrian friendly streetscape. This design is a fresh approach to building in Petworth – a beacon, recognizable from a distance, showcasing a unique design rising above the trees and traffic of Georgia Avenue.”
Georgia Ave and Princeton Place, NW
In just the latest display of our city being effectively run by property developers, this flyer was circulated to those living on Florida Ave NW, just north of U Street where the new Whole Foods is going in. We’ve already experienced a year of unbearable construction noise – with the work often commencing prior to 7am (in contravention of city ordinances) and reverberating off the tall apartment buildings that surround the construction site. To put up a crane at 1am is just adding insult to injury.
The local ANC Commissioner should be ashamed of himself.”
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
photo via Wikipedia by
At its regularly-scheduled meeting May 1, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E/Shaw voted to support a proposal to name a set of Mt. Vernon Squangle alleys “Crowdy Court”. After the vote, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward Six) told the ANC that he would introduce a law to the City Council to make the name official.
“I’ll proudly introduce that legislation,” Allen said.
The alleys are located in the interior of the block bordered by Fourth Street, M Street, Fifth Street, and New York Avenue NW. They will be named in honor of William Saunders Crowdy, who was born into slavery in Maryland, escaped, served in the Union Army, and became, in 1896, the founder of The Church of God and Saints of Christ, a Black Hebrew Israelite religious group, according to Wikipedia. (more…)
14th and Randolph St, NW
Back when the mural first went up back in November 2014 after Marion Barry passed:
18th and Church St, NW before construction started
Ed. Note: CityPaper reported that the building’s ground floor footprint exceeds the 80% maximum lot occupancy and “The issue will now go back to the Board of Zoning Adjustment for further consideration.”
A reader passes on from St. Thomas’ Parish:
As you may have noticed the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has issued a stop work order (SWO) for 1772 Church Street as a result of the decision from the DC Supreme Court, which sent the decision back to the zoning the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). Our hope is to resolve this matter as quickly as possible and resume work. There is a great deal of construction fatigue in this area and I suspect we all would all want this project to resume and be completed as soon as possible. I don’t know anyone who wants a semi-built building in the neighborhood.
In the mean time, you may notice workers on site performing certain tasks to ensure the site is safe, delivery of materials, and people performing administrative tasks. All of this is permissible under a SWO. DCRA officials have been on site this morning and clarified this issue. Below is an email from Garret Whitescarver (DCRA) which authorizes us to perform tasks to ensure the safety of the building and the public safety of this neighborhood. (more…)
1400 block of Belmont Street, NW
The two end houses. Slated for demo. Any way to block stuff like that??”
Georgia and Upshur St, NW. Back in February I saw these Exxon signs up.
Thanks to all who emailed the big Petworth development news from the Washington Business Journal:
“A judge for the U.S. District Court for D.C. on Friday sided with the owner of a Shell gas station who wants to redevelop the property into a 57-unit residential project in Petworth.”