Author Archives: Beverly Chambers

Monument Advances Plans for 7-Story U Street Mixed-Use Project

Monument’s proposal to bring a new 7-story residential building with ground floor retail next to the Howard Theater is closer to gaining community approval as the developers negotiate the terms of their project with the advisory neighborhood commission (ANC). The proposal includes plans to preserve and incorporate some of the existing street-facing facades into the project. The property is […]

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For NoMa’s Eastern Half Density Is on the Horizon

New, under-construction, and planned residential and mixed-use buildings along 2nd and 3rd streets NE are poised to bring thousands of residents and tons of retail between Union Station and Union Market over the next several years. From the development will emerge a higher density neighborhood to the east of the railroad tracks, one that rivals […]

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Peebles 5th and I Project Up for Historic Review Oct. 1

The Peebles plan for 5th and I–rendering from 2014. The Peebles Corporation and Walker Group are advancing plans to bring a mixed-use 12-story building with a roof deck and two levels of below-grade parking to a lot at 5th and I Streets, NW in Mt. Vernon Triangle. The project, slated to include a Standard International hotel as well as […]

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Florida Avenue Whole Foods Land Deal Approved at Council

Rendering of the proposed project at 965 Florida Ave. Image courtesy of MRP Realty. The land disposition needed to clear the way for the redevelopment of 965 Florida Ave. NW, the future home of a mixed-use development to include a Whole Foods grocery, was approved by the DC Council this week. The project site was an unused […]

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Streetcar May Carry Passengers in 2015, Yet

Streetcar testing on H Street, NE. Image courtesy of DDOT. Inclined to cagey responses about exact timelines for the much-delayed D.C. Streetcar, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she expects to ride on the 2.2 mile H Street Streetcar line during her first year in office. Bowser made the rare, if still vague, commitment during an appearance on […]

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11th Street Bridge Park Eyes 2019 Opening

Image courtesy of OLIN / OMA. Nearly a year after selecting a design by Oma + Olin, the team behind the 11th Street Bridge park has raised about a quarter of the estimated $45 million needed for construction and anticipates a mid-2019 opening. Spanning the Anacostia River, the 11th street bridge will be a new public park on an old freeway […]

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2.5-Acre NoMa Site Slated for Mixed-Use

Central Armature Works on 3rd Street NE. Image from Flickr by Elvert Barnes. A site directly east of the NoMa Metro Station is the latest in the area to surrender its holdout position and give in to the wave of development drawing together the evolving neighborhoods of NoMa, Union Market, Union Station and H Street, NE. The property […]

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13-story, 163-unit Residential Project Planned Near Nats Park

A new residential project, the sister project to One M Street, will bring a 13-story 163-unit building to 10 Van Street, SE just one block from Nationals Park. Monument Realty with investment partner based Angelo, Gordon & Company filed plans this week with the Zoning Commission for the project. Monument announced One M Street, the new 130,000 SF […]

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CAS Riegler Files Plans for St. Thomas Development

CAS Riegler filed plans for a new church and 56-unit condo building and addition to the historic St. Thomas Church in Dupont, 1772 Church St. NW. Riegler has spent the better part of the last 21 months creating and revising a plan that meets the requirements for a profitable development and the needs of the Episcopal parish while passing muster […]

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Harris Teeter Likely Headed to McMillan as Grocery Tenant

North Carolina-based Harris Teeter has signed a letter of intent to occupy the retail space set aside for a grocer at the McMillan sand filtration redevelopment site, developer Jair Lynch informed the community leaders last week. The store would take up about 53,000 square feet in the planned mixed-use residential and retail building. The McMillan Sand Filtration Site is […]

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