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April 2013

Found 16 blog entries for April 2013.

Monroe Street Market, by Abdo Development, will include 1 million square feet of mixed-use development near the Brookland Metro, according to D.C. Urban Turf. The Monroe Street Market is tucked just south of Catholic University’s campus at Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street in Northeast D.C.

The Monroe Street Market project includes about 720 rental apartments – from studios to two bedrooms – that will began leasing in March and will be ready for move-ins in June 2013. Renderings of the Monroe Street Market buildings look stately. A common room is complete with a fireplace and computer stations, and has the atmosphere of a luxury lodge.

The idea of Monroe Street Market is to expand Brookland’s 12th Street retail corridor and create a college-style area

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14W Apartments recently started accepting renters into the building after a leasing period that started in February. The 14W apartments are 231 apartments located in a seven-story building at 14 Street and W Street NW, near the U Street corridor.

The 14W apartments are billed as “luxurious modern living in the hottest new community in the District,” as they’re close to Adams Morgan, Logan Circle and Columbia Heights as well as the U Street Corridor. The 14W apartments have a rooftop terrace, a fitness and yoga studio, a game room and clubroom and business center. The units have stainless steel appliances and other higher-end finishes like wide-plank flooring and quartz countertops, according to Simpson Property’s website.

On the ground level, below

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Walter Reed development is forging ahead with strong momentum after nine developers responded to a request for qualifications for overhauling the Bethesda campus, according to the Washington City Paper.

Among the developers interested in Walter Reed developments are: Hines, Roadside Development, Douglas Development, Forest City and Western Development. Allied Patriot, Grid Properties, Republic Properties Corporation, Capston, Quadrangle and Wilkes Company are also very interested in putting their stamp on the property.

This is a massive undertaking that will transform the area. The Walter Reed development project is located on the former campus of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, about 66.57 acres total. Another roughly 44 acres will be transferred to

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Many new condo projects are coming to Adams Morgan. Some are currently under construction and others are still in the planning phases.

The Champlain Street development is still in the planning phases with delivery expected in the spring of 2014. This project will turn a vacant lot into a building with 40 condominium units. The units in this project will range in size from 500 to 900 square feet, and prices will start in the high $200s and rise into the high $500s.

The Euclid Street project is another one of the new condo projects in Adams Morgan that will replace a corner market. The development includes 19 units in one, two, and two-bedroom plus den layouts. All units feature hardwood flooring, walk-in closets, gourmet kitchens, and designer

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Soon there were be four new condo projects in Shaw -- P Street Residences, P Street Row, 926 N Street, and CityMarket at O.

P Street Residences is a new 65 to 70 unit condo project planned for P and 7th Streets, Northwest, in the Shaw neighborhood. The building will be four stories with a partially raised garage. Units will range from 510 to about 850 square feet. Since this project is still in the planning stages, there is no delivery date yet.

P Street Row is a condo development under construction in Shaw at 751 P Street in Northwest. The project is designed to look like a row of six townhomes of various colors to blend with the historic facade of the neighborhood. This project includes 12 two-level luxury condos, and half of those will be

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Petworth Flats, new condos in the Petworth area, are ready to hit the market soon, as the developers are hosting an open house on Thursday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the condos at 4336 7th Street NW, on the corner of Webster Street.

Developer UrbanLand Company, based on nearby Florida Avenue, is trying to shore up an email list of  buyers interested in the Petworth Flats by offering a slew of incentives – they say up to $9,000 for those who join the mailing list. This is the same company that is developing the Renaissance at 14th Street and nearby Jefferson condos on 9th Street. Among the dozens of other condo projects around the District are the Floridian and the Yorkshire near U Street, the Howard Square Condominiums at Shaw and the Riverwalk

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Vacant property in DC must be registered. DC’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has a Vacant Building Enforcement Unit (VBE) whose task is to investigate and classify vacant and blighted buildings in the District.

The goal of the VBE is to bring buildings back to productive use. In order to achieve that mission, they classify buildings as vacant property, which raises property taxes for the owner. Class 3, vacant property, is taxed at a rate of $5 per $100 of assessed value, and Class 4, blighted property, is taxed at $10 per $100 of accessed value. On the other hand, Class 1, residential real property, is taxed at the much lower rate of $0.85 per $100, and Class 2 property, which includes commercial property such as hotels, is taxed

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The U Street Trader Joe’s is coming to 14th and U Streets in Northwest DC. Trader Joe’s is a privately held grocery store chained based in California where employees don Hawaiian shirts on a daily basis. The chain is dislikes public address systems and uses a bell instead. Trader Joe’s is known for inexpensive, but delicious prepared frozen foods, as well as inexpensive wine. The U Street Trader Joe’s is only the second Trader Joe’s store in the District, with the first DC store in Foggy Bottom.

The U Street Trader Joe’s will be part of a new mixed-use development called Louis at 14th that will preserve the facades of the neighboring historic buildings. Louis at 14th will have nine stories, 267 luxury apartment units, a rooftop pool, underground

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The Citadel apartments in Northwest’s Adams Morgan are almost ready for delivery. The Citadel apartments are cleverly built into a converted roller skating rink above the Harris Teeter at 1631 Kalorama Road NW.

The Citadel apartments include three models, all one-bedrooms with varying floor space. The first style, ranging from the 450- to 600-square-foot Manhattan; the 700- to 825-square-foot Midtown; and the 650- to 700-square-foot Uptown, which includes an extra half bath. Pricing is not available online.

Because the architects were trying to jimmy as many apartments into the space as possible, a few of the units have no windows, but they do have skylights. Photos of the apartments show crisp renovations with stainless steel appliances, quartz

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The Wharf condos in southwest Washington D.C. at the waterfront are aiming to be one of the city’s more environmentally friendly developments. The Wharf condos, at 690 Water Street, SW, are part of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront’s overall mixed-use development, a massive revitalization effort of 3.2 million square feet now in the works.

The Wharf condos will number about 225, with about 650 apartments a 280-room hotel, 140,000 square feet of retail space and 220,000 square feet of office space. There will be about 135,000 square feet of cultural space and about 1,325 underground parking spaces, according to D.C. Urban Turf. About 60% of the land near Wharf condos is planned to be open space, with a three-acre waterfront park and with 9th Street extending

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