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Friday, November 11, 2011

Edgewood Development Update

On Tuesday they broke ground on the CUA South Campus Development now named the Monroe Street Market.  Again all over the media and neighborhoods people have been calling it Brookland's new development.  I feel like a broken record trying to get these developments to acknowledge that they are in Edgewood!  So below are the updates of the developments ongoing in the Edgewood neighborhood for your reading pleasure.

Chancellor's Row (3015 4th Street NE) - 10-acre residential development on St. Paul's campus which began construction Fall 2010 as promised and already has residents living there. They have sold 91 houses as of September 23, 2011. Phase 2 is currently open for sales.  Their prices have risen seven percent since opening in 2010.  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 and with all the other developments in the area may sell out sooner than they expected.

Monroe Street Market (formerly CUA South Campus Development) (7th Street and Michigan Ave NE) - mixed use development will include approximately 720 housing units, 45 townhouses, 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 broke ground on November 9, 2011.  The first phase of 562 residential units is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2013.  There will also be improvements made to the sidewalks, crosswalks and Met Branch Trail connection in that area.

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 completed and at 100% occupancy now.  They are accepting applications for their wait list.

Developments Surrounding Edgewood

Rhode Island Row (919 Rhode Island Ave NE) - This project is well underway and should have residents moving in in waves as the apartments are completed.  They have posted the rents and they range from $1630 for a 1 bed/bath to $3500 for a 3 bed/bath.  The retail is supposed to be announced the end of this year and open Spring 2012.  I have only heard that CVS is going to open over there. 

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 was scheduled for completion in Spring 2011.  They have been painting the building and it looks to be well underway with renovations.  I am not sure when they plan to have it move in ready or announce retail.  They have updated their website.

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 212 Apartments, 16 units at below market rents, and 13,000 sq. ft. of neighborhood-serving retail including a restaurant. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Spring 2012.  The zoning commission public hearing is scheduled for January 19, 2012.

Washington Gateway (Intersection of New York Ave and Florida Ave NE) - 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 supposed to happen before the end of the year for Phase One which is a building with 400 residential units and 5,200 sq. ft. of retail.. 

NoMa West (Eckington Place and Q Street NE) - This development broke ground in March 2011 and they have been hard at work with construction every since.  There will be a total of three buildings when they are completed and a small amount of retail.  There will be an extension of Q street, a pedestrian walkway and connection with the Met Branch Trail included in the project. 

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.   They have recently filed a draft PUD and there have been more meetings so I am sticking to my last update that I will believe it when I see it.

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