Washington, DC

Rendering via Hines

From a press release:

“Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Development Group along with joint venture partner, Bridge Investment Group, announced today they have closed on one and a half acres at The Parks at Walter Reed to develop The Hartley, a 323-unit luxury, multifamily property, anchored by natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market. Santander Bank N.A. and EagleBank are providing the construction financing.

Construction on The Hartley is expected to begin in May 2020 with completion of the project in early 2022. Read More


Rendering via Hines

Das ist riesig, c’est énorme, esto es enorme – THIS IS HUGE!!

“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” ―Anais Nin

Boom. Back in 2016 this space was, briefly, planned for a Wegmans grocery store. North Country – get your dancing shoes! From a press release:

Whole Foods Market has signed a 40,000-square-foot lease to anchor the Hartley at the Parks at Walter Reed, a 3.1 million-square-foot master-planned community from Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Development Group. The leading natural and organic grocer is among the latest signature additions to the dynamic transformation of the former Walter Reed medical campus, the largest site under development in Northwest Washington, D.C.

Construction on The Hartley is expected to begin in early 2020 with completion of the project in early 2022. Read More


3505 Connecticut Ave, NW

The small format Targets have soft opened (with great fanfare and ribbon cuttings last night) in Cleveland Park and Shepherd Park. I stopped by Cleveland Park’s and like a moth to a flame I was guided to the glowing glory that is Target.

So basically you go down the escalators and to the right is a grocery:

And there is milk, oh yes, there is milk: Read More


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Investigations Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in reference to an Armed Kidnapping / Armed Robbery (Gun) offense that occurred on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 1100 block of Shepherd Road, Northwest.

At approximately 1:53 am, the suspects approached the victim at the listed location. The suspect brandished a handgun and demanded property. The suspects assaulted the victim then forced him into the trunk of his vehicle. The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. Officers located the victim’s vehicle parked in the 7400 block of 9th Street, Northwest. The victim was found in the trunk of the vehicle. The victim was not injured. Read More


3505 Connecticut Ave, NW

From Target:

“Target will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Washington, D.C. small-format stores, in Cleveland Park and at Georgia & Eastern, on April 7, 2019. Both stores will begin hiring for more than 100 total team members at events on Feb. 8-9.

The Cleveland Park store is located at 3505 Connecticut Ave. NW, across from the Cleveland Park Metro stop, and will host hiring events at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Georgia & Eastern store is located at 7828 Georgia Ave. and will host its hiring events at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center.

These two new stores mark Target’s fifth and sixth small-format stores in the greater D.C. area. Read More


courtesy Target

From a press release:

“Target is announcing plans to open a new small-format store in Washington, D.C., located at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Eastern Avenue in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Northwest D.C. This approximately 30,000-square-foot-store will be Target’s eighth open or planned small-format store in the D.C. metro area. It will join existing locations in College Park, Rosslyn, Bethesda and Falls Church Tinner Hill, as well as future stores in Cleveland Park (2019), Northeast D.C. on New York Ave (2020) and Ballston, Va. (2021). Target has signed a lease with Douglas Development Corporation, and plans to open the D.C. Georgia and Eastern store in 2019. Read More


via google maps

Alan Henney reports around 2:15pm:

“20+ GUNSHOTS FIRED- so far, nobody found injured, 4800 blk 9th St NW at Delafield Pl NW-DC. Police have found approx. 20 shell casings, still searching for a suspect and/or any victims (none found as of yet).”

Michael reports also around 2:15pm:

“Fire at 1117 Fern St NW.  Looks like they just got it put down, it was in the right side of a duplex, that side looks like it got messed up pretty good, left side had had smoke coming through at te attic level and fire fighters when into that one and opened all the windows, big response Georgia Ave is shut down both directions between Elder and Fern.”

“Georgia Ave looking North from Elder to Fern”


Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1330 Kalmia Rd NW
Legal Subdivision: Shepherd Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Shepherd Park
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $740,000. List Price at Contract: $740,000.
List Date: 7/14/2017 Days on Market: 16
Settled Sales Price: $720,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/25/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

What a gorgeous time capsule house. It was on the market for over two weeks, which feels like an eternity in DC real estate market time. This solid Tudor sold for $20,000. below list in a NW DC neighborhood close to Rock Creek Park and at the Silver Spring edge of the city. It is also not far from major upcoming development at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center site. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

I keep seeing signs in Kalmia stating “keep kalmia safe” oppose Brandon todd’s bill DC22-57. Do you know what bill that is?”

Thanks to Liz for sending from Change.org:

“We write to you, our elected officials, as residents of Washington, DC who are deeply concerned about public health and safety risks due to increased traffic from Jemal’s Gateway DC near the intersection of Kalmia Road, Georgia Avenue, Alaska Avenue and Eastern Avenue, also known as the “Georgia Eastern” project, as currently proposed.

Bill B22-00057 seeks to close a public alley to help facilitate the Georgia Eastern project. If the project is built as currently proposed, we believe it will pose a public health and safety risk that is not acceptable to the neighborhood of Shepherd Park.

The developer estimates an increase of up to 351 cars/hour at peak hours on Kalmia Road NW. As residents of Kalmia Road and the surrounding streets, we know such an increase is just not physically feasible without a dangerously high safety risk imposed on residents. Read More


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