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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Edgewood Development Update

I am closing in on my one year anniversary of this blog and wanted to do an update on the developments coming to the Edgewood neighborhood that I posted about back in March 2010.

Chancellor's Row (3015 4th Street NE) - 10-acre residential development on St. Paul's campus which began construction Fall 2010 as promised and is scheduled to have its first residents move in March 2011. A couple of weeks ago I was told that they have sold 34 houses so far and only have 10 left to sell for occupancy this year. They are building a total of 237 new townhouses in this development and the speed at which they build will depend on sales. At the current rate of sale I imagine they will be building pretty fast, especially since there is usually a jump in sales after the first houses are finished.

CUA South Campus Development (7th Street and Michigan Ave NE) - mixed use development will include approximately 765 housing units and a public square with a college main street with 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artists' studio space and 850 below-grade parking spaces. They started demolition on the CUA buildings last year and plan for a groundbreaking in Fall 2011.

Brookland Artspace Lofts (3225 Eighth Street NE) - 41 live/work rental units directly adjacent to Dance Place's HQ and studio space for qualified DC artists making 60% or less of the area median income construction began Spring 2010 and is expected to be completed in June 2011.

Last year was a good one for development in the Edgewood neighborhood as all projects in our boundaries broke ground as scheduled and are moving along. The only sad thing is that they are all mislabeled as being in the Brookland neighborhood. Brookland has so many cool things of its own that I hope we can start to get recognition for all the projects that are in Edgewood.


  1. Happy Anniversary!! I stumbled on this blog a few months ago and really like it (although the green blue color scheme needs to go). But in any event, keep up the good work. You provide a needed service to the community.

    I am a future resident of the Chancellor's Row development and I am excited about the fabric of the existing community in addition to the upcoming developments (especially the CUA project). Edgewood will look vastly different 10 years from now but I think there will be a nice balance.

  2. Thanks, congrats on the new home purchase and welcome to the neighborhood! I think you will like it here and that you are right about the current community and the changes that are coming. Edgewood is very lucky that it has a good, small neighborhood feel and is surrounded by developments all around and on its edges. My block is very quiet, but I can walk less then 10 minutes and be at the metro or shopping center.

    Is the color scheme that bad? It is a template on blogger, but maybe I will look into changing it a little bit. I did make the mobile site which is very plain if you ever look at it on your phone.

  3. What's new on the Rhode Island Station project?

    Have you heard anything? (new tenants, etc.)?

    2335 3rd Street, NE

  4. Happy anniversary. And the color scheme's not bad at all (but then again, I should talk?!)

  5. I have not heard anything about the Rhode Island Station tenants. The only thing I know is that they are completing all the sections at once instead of in phases as they stated in the beginning, so it should be completed sooner than scheduled.