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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Developments Surrounding Edgewood

While I am on a roll with development updates I thought I would do a post on the ones that while not in Edgewood are close enough that they are of interest to the neighborhood. I just did one on the Rhode Island Station so I will not repeat that information.

Mint Condos (329 Rhode Island Ave NE) - This project is currently underway and is across the street from Edgewood in Eckington. The burnt out shell of a building is being converted into 20 luxury condos priced between $200,000 and $300,000. The building is also supposed to include five retail units and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2011.

901 Monroe Street NE - This project is just entering the planning stages across the street in Brookland, but looks promising. The plans are to demolish the current buildings and build 224 Apartments, 8 % at below market rents, and 13,000 sq. ft. of neighborhood-serving retail including a restaurant. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Spring 2012.

Washington Gateway (Intersection of New York Ave and Florida Ave) - This project which has been recently revived and perhaps modified to include more residential instead of a hotel will connect NoMa with the Eckington neighborhood. A huge empty 3 acre lot will be transformed into office space and residential with a small retail component. There will be improvements made to the Met Branch Trail which will connect to this development. The groundbreaking is scheduled for June 2012.

McMillan Sand Filtration (North Capitol Street, Michigan Ave, 1 Street NW) - This huge 25 acre site has been the focus of many meetings and plans over the years and I'll put its timeline as I'll believe it when I see it. The current plans call for mixed-use development and park space which I think would be amazing! There are many sites and posts about this development as everyone seems to have an opinion as to what should happen with this piece of land.


  1. Thanks for the info; interesting. I was just at the Washington Hospital Center visiting my friends who had a baby. It's such a grim, isolated area. I also look forward to the McMillian mixed use development & park.

  2. Its very early but I'm most interested to find out what retail will end up occupying all these developments (CUA, McMillan, and 901 Monroe St. specifically). I don't know all these developers track records but I hope they can hold out for some quality and don't just go for the first buck thrown their way (I might trust Abdo a little bit). So help me if I see a cricket or foot locker...

  3. This is very helpful. Also, maybe you can direct people to comment on RIA NE Insider's post on soliciting ideas for RIA Station retailers?