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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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“Aerial rendering of the Grimke School redevelopment.” courtesy Community Three

From a press release:

“After a decade of planning with the government and people of Washington, DC, Community Three has broken ground on a $45 million mixed-use redevelopment of the historic Metro-adjacent Grimke School, including a new home for the African American Civil War Museum. The 133,000 square foot project will include multifamily residential, office space, live-work “maker” units, and ground-floor retail. Read More

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by DC Office of Planning (OP) Director Andrew Trueblood to release the Mayor’s Housing Equity Report and the District’s draft Comprehensive Plan proposal. By establishing goals specific to each planning area of the city, the Housing Equity Report makes Washington, DC among the first cities in the nation to create area-specific goals for affordable housing and dedicate an entire initiative to examining the barriers and opportunities within each area.

“What both the Housing Equity Report and the updated Comprehensive Plan recognize is that housing is a citywide challenge that requires citywide solutions,” said Mayor Bowser. “Washington, DC will continue to change – we can be sure of that. These plans are focused on how we manage that change and balance competing interests in order to ensure a vibrant, equitable, and resilient city, not only for us, but for our children and grandchildren.”

The Office of Planning and Department of Housing and Community Development collaborated to produce the Housing Equity Report. The report provides an analysis of current affordable housing distribution and proposes specific targets to achieve Mayor Bowser’s bold goal of building 36,000 new homes, including 12,000 homes affordable to low-income residents, by 2025. Read More

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