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Photo by Matt Friedman

Matt reports: “There’s actual work going on at the corner of 7th and Q NW. this is the space that was briefly going to be El Centro.”

Long time coming! Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.

Unrelated, but wild, here’s a photo from 2013 I found searching our archives of 7th and Q Street, NW. This is across the street from here and where Dacha is located today: Read More


From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), a joint venture of Hoffman & Associates (formerly PN Hoffman) and Madison Marquette, the co-developers of The Wharf, along with joint venture partner, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), closed on the largest private construction loan in the city’s history in the amount of $847 million.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), led the nonrecourse transaction, along with syndicate members Starwood Capital Group, Mack Real Estate Group and Pentagon Federal Credit Union.

“We are excited to welcome Goldman Sachs to the second phase of this vibrant waterfront community,” said Monty Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Hoffman & Associates. “It’s been nearly two years since the delivery of Phase 1 of The Wharf and its success has led to continued confidence as we develop Phase 2.” Read More


rendering via INewHomes

Thanks to a reader for sending: “They’ve finally torn the Capitol Food Mart down at 1634 North Capitol NW and these are the renderings for the new building(s)”

Maedwell companies says:

“Maison Kesh will be a luxury mixed-use development in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. The project will include 60 units in two connected buildings. Read More


1700 block of Columbia Road, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Hey! This is the ground floor of the AdMo apartment building on Columbia Rd across from the Line Hotel. Any hearsay about new retail or restaurant going in there?”

Last year we learned that Reveler’s Hour “brand new restaurant concept from the owners of Tail Up Goat” is coming to the ground floor space at 1777 Columbia Road NW.



11th and Lamont Street, NW

“Dear Popville,

A few weeks ago, it was encouraging to see the western sidewalks of 11th St NW btw Lamont and the infamous $2M+ dog park covered w a construction walkway for pedestrians. In going past today, though, I noticed that walkway was taken down and no construction done to the former Chinese restaurant and laundromat. Upon closer inspection, there’s a stop work order for an unsafe worksite, but also a permit for a 14-unit mixed residential retail building after razing the existing structureRead More


39-41 New York Ave, NE rendering via UIP

Oof on the name.

From UIP:

“# of Units:99 Condominiums
Project Status:Pre-Development
Completion Date:Spring 2020

Conveniently positioned in the heart of the thriving mixed-use neighborhood of NoMa, The TRIBECA Condominiums are just one and a half blocks from the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro Station and offer close proximity to nearby retail including Trader Joe’s, Harris Teeter, Starbucks, REI, and Peet’s Coffee. Read More


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

Thanks to Dan for sending.

From a press release:

“This month, Community Three will launch the 9½ Street Initiative–a collection of residences, work spaces and cultural beacons that celebrate the District of Columbia’s rich artistic character and entrepreneurial spirit. “This is a monumental achievement for us, the neighborhood and the city–ten years in the making,” said Grant Epstein, Community Three’s President.

Located along 9½ Street, at U Street and Vermont Avenue in DC’s historic Shaw neighborhood, the 9½ Street Initiative is the result of a decade‐long effort and collaboration between Community Three, the District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and the African American Civil War Museum. The effort contains the redevelopment and new construction of approximately 133,000 square feet adjacent to the U Street Metro Station. Read More


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