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by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“DC Developer Renowned for Adaptive Reuse Will Transform Historic 10-acre Site Into The City’s Most Innovative and Walkable Neighborhood

Roadside Development and NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC(NASH), joint venture partners of the $640 million mixed-use transformation of the 10-acre Fannie Mae Headquarters in the heart of DC, revealed the development’s new name will be City Ridge. In addition to the new name, Roadside Development announced the groundbreaking will be [was] held on December 1, 2018 following Fannie Mae’s November move to its new headquarters.


Rendering by Shalom Baranes Associates, Architects

“In a city full of architectural history, we are building City Ridge at one of the district’s most storied sites,” said Richard Lake, principal of Roadside Development. “The name City Ridge not only reflects the site’s geographical location at one of the highest points in the city, but brings to mind the aesthetic that makes this area of DC so special: It’s where the city meets nature. City Ridge will be a neighborhood that looks to the future while respecting its key architectural elements.”

The name originates from the site’s location on Wisconsin Avenue, a geological ridgeline that separates the two stream valleys of Rock Creek Park to the east and Foundry Branch to the west. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness Street

From American University:

“I am pleased to share with you some new developments regarding the AU-owned property at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The university has signed leases with both Surfside restaurant and the Broadcasters Child Development Center, local businesses that will help strengthen AU’s ties to the D.C. community.

As was announced previously, Surfside restaurant will open their third D.C. location this spring in the space formerly occupied by Firelake Grill. The Broadcasters Child Development Center (BCDC) will also move in during the coming months. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 20, 2018 at 10:25 am 0


4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW

The scuttlebutt that Best Buy was closing in Tenleytown, turned out to be true. On the listserv I had seen some rumors from folks hearing that the ACE Hardware on the lower level would also be closing. I’m happy to say that is not the case – I hear that ACE is safe and sound in this space, which is a relief.

As for the Best Buy space I continue to hear two things. 1. That somehow the space may have been leased by Amazon. 2. The strongest rumor (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0


4611 Wisconsin Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I walked by the former Dancing Crab building last night and noticed there is a proposal for a zone change from MU-4 to MU-5B to allow for a 80 foot building. Checked the ANC 3E website for more info, and there’s a resolution in support of this zone change, provided the developer provides “amenities” to the neighborhood. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Photo Credit: My wife.

Back on October 10th I posted some scuttlebutt about Tenleytown’s Best Buy closing soon. Thanks to David for the update:

“The Best Buy Tenleytown location closes November 3rd. All of their DVDs shelves are empty, most home appliances are gone, and an employee informed me of the closing date.”

Now for the scuttlebutt about who could be taking over – a tipster tells me that a TARGET is a good possibility. A commenter to the October 10th post says “Amazon has the lease.” STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle of interest involved in a Hit-and-Run which occurred in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW, on September 5, 2018 at approximately 7:20 PM. The vehicle of interest was captured by a nearby camera.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. (more…)

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