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by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Photo of the Gryphon in July 2017 from google street view

A team of developers briefed Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont at its regular monthly meeting February 14 on its plans for the proposed “Penelope Hotel” at 1337 Connecticut Avenue NW, south of Dupont Circle. The space currently hosts “The Gryphon” bar and restaurant.

Photo by David McAuley

As currently planned, the hotel will have 73 “keys” and space for a bar/restaurant on the Connecticut Avenue. Since it is located on a wedge-shaped block, it will have entrances both on Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street.

Felipe Serpa, Development Manager at Valor Development, told the ANC the developers were close to a deal with a hotel operator and would be “back in front of you guys” when the deal was finalized.

The purpose of the briefing was to present the construction schedule and let the ANC know about possible disruptions to Dupont life, such as the closing of traffic lanes on 18th Street and when construction cranes will be used. The developers are adding an additional floor to the existing five-story building.

Exterior construction work is scheduled to begin on April and end in February 2019. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

Thanks to Dan for sending the latest plans for the Grimke School and lot next to Nellie’s redevelopment:

Plans – Comm Three U Street (PDF)

Plans Comm Three feb 2018 Grimke (PDF)


1923 Vermont Avenue, NW (just south of U Street)

912 U Street, NW (just east of Vermont Ave) behind Nellie’s

Check out some renderings of the two parcels after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2018 at 10:25 am 0

Van Ness and Connecticut Ave, NW

Where the first atomic clock was developed!!

From a press release:

“Whittle School & Studios, the world’s first global school, today announced their Washington D.C location, the first of two campuses. The other, located in Shenzhen, China, will be announced in March. The global PreK-12 school, headed by educational pioneer Chris Whittle, is slated to begin classes in the Fall of 2019.

Whittle School & Studios will be one school with campuses in more than 30 of the world’s leading cities. At capacity, they will boast a diverse student body of more than 90,000 full-time students and hundreds of thousands of part-time students, with a single faculty of over 10,000, tied together by a common curriculum that will be adapted to local laws and needs. The campuses will all work collaboratively through constant exchanges and online activities supported by a unique global headquarters, creating an organization linked with a new collective intelligence unlike any single-site institution in the world. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I wonder if the restaurant coming in the old Washington Pizza Building retail space is Kapnos?

Check out the google maps of that street. (above)”

14th and Randoph St, NW

Mike writes:

“Building Permit has been posted it’s only going to be six residential units, no retail

But wait, maybe a Kapnos will come to the old Carolina Restaurant space across the street…

by Prince Of Petworth February 2, 2018 at 10:25 am 0

Thanks to Big D for sending: “looks like the 24hr Subway near Union Market is out of biz”

It is a dark day but we knew it was coming. Stay tuned for updates when construction begins on whatever the hell is coming : )

Ed. Note: This was also formerly a Little Tavern.

530 Morse Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0


“Metro today announced it has signed an agreement with Gilbane Development Company to develop a premier mixed-use residential and retail project at College Park Station. The development by Gilbane features 440 units of market-rate multifamily units, destination retail and an array of best-in-class amenities located immediately adjacent to the entrance of the station on Metro’s Green Line. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

From Events DC:

“WHAT: Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, will host a public community meeting to provide citywide residents with an update on the RFK Campus redevelopment project – as well as any upcoming Campus event announcements. Updates will include timing on the short-term Campus program elements, the multi-purpose recreational fields and environmental study.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 24 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: St. Luke Catholic Church
4925 E Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20019

**Food will be provided; this meeting is free & open to the public.

To RSVP here.


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