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Renting the Hill: Developers (and Millennials) Favor Apartments

Developers building the nearly 6,000 residential units in the greater Capitol Hill pipeline are betting big on rentals. Why? This article appears in The Hill Rag’s September issue, available at newsstands now. Greater Capitol Hill is poised to add nearly 6,000 new residential units: more than 600 units near the Potomac Avenue and Eastern Market metros and […]

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Raze Request Readies NoMa Site for 400-Unit Building

The Wilkes Company  recently filed a request to raze the existing two-story warehouse structure at 1215 3rd St. NE to make way for the recently-approved, 416-unit, 110-foot mixed-use building just blocks from the NoMa Metro. The new project, which also plans to bring more than 10,00 square feet of ground floor retail, will replace a surface parking lot […]

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What the New WWI Memorial Could Look Like

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission winnowed down possible designs for the new World War I Memorial proposed for Pershing Park to five after receiving more than 350 entries from around the world. Pershing Park is located on Pennsylvania Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets NW, near the White House. “Stage I of the design competition was the […]

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Construction to Begin on Dupont Mansion Micro-Apartments

Patterson apartments with proposed rear new addition in a rendering from 2014. The conversion of a historic Dupont Circle mansion, the Patterson Mansion and former home of the Washington Club, should begin in the next month or so. The first stage of construction will result in the closure of P Street between 18th Street and […]

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Philz Coffee Coming to Navy Yard

The Arris DC. Image courtesy of The Yards. Philz Coffee, a San-Francisco-based coffee shop, will continue its D.C. area expansion with its second announced location this time at the Navy Yard. Pacers Running also recently signed on in the Navy Yard area opening its sixth D.C. area location in the Boilermaker Shops. Philz–known for its wide variety of fresh, single-origin […]

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11-story Hotel with Artist Studios Proposed Near Union Market

411 New York Ave NE rendering. Image from Zoning Documents. Design by BBGM. A new 11-story hotel with artist studios, classrooms and a restaurant/art gallery are proposed for New York Avenue, just a block north east of Union Market.  D.B. Lee Development and Construction, and Brook Rose Development are jointly developing the project at 411 New York Ave. […]

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Dupont Underground Gains Traction with Partnership, Branding, Liquor License

Entrance to the Dupont Underground. Photo by David Wissman. The Dupont Underground, a proposal to transform the former streetcar tunnels beneath Dupont Circle into an arts and event space, is gaining traction this summer, first with its above ground branding, more recently with its partnership with an area hotel and soon with a review of its […]

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Hilton and Hyatt Pair on 413-key Hotel at The Wharf

Hotel brands Hilton and Hyatt are partnering to bring a 413-key, nearly 300,000 square-foot hotel to The Wharf in Southwest D.C. With the previously announced 275-room InterContinental Hotel by Carr Hospitality, the Hyatt-Hilton proposal marks the completion of The Wharf’s Phase I hotel deals. The dual-branded venture will include both a lifestyle brand hotel (a […]

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Bardo’s Navy Yard Beer Garden is On

Proposed plans by Bardo Brewpub. Bardo Brewpub is advancing plans to create a new outdoor beer garden complete with lawn games, food trucks and dog park south of Nationals Stadium, setting its sights on opening day 2016. Last we heard, the concept for a lot on the banks of the Anacostia River had not gained sufficient traction on its […]

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27-unit Condo Proposed for Historic 9th Street Shaw Building

1851 9th St. NW formerly the Odd Fellows Hall. Image from DCRA PIVS. Plans for a new 27-unit residential building on 9th Street in Shaw stumbled coming out of the block during a Board of Zoning Adjustment hearing Tuesday, with commissioners questioning the necessity of a proposed fifth floor and exactly what relief was required […]

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