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
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.”
10th and V Street, NW
There’s a fenced green space on 10th Street near American Ice that is used as a makeshift dog park and I noticed they are replacing the fence. Have you heard what this area might be converting to?”
Others have written about the construction directly next door too: Read More
2000 block of 8th Street, NW view from Florida Ave
“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
1222 First Street, NE
This morning they started the demolition of the old nightclub Ibiza at First and Patterson (between N and M) in NoMa. Rumor has it that another hotel will be going up on that spot.”
6th and G Street, NW
“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
T and Florida Ave, NW
Quite the transformation from back in 2015. Like the way it turned out?
Check out some more shots: Read More