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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Development Update

Just a glance around Edgewood and you can see all the ongoing construction with developments completing and new neighbors and businesses moving into the neighborhood. 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 only have four houses left to sell and will definitely sell out this year if not this month. It is anticipated that all three phases will be completed ahead of schedule as sales are going so well and prices keep going up. They have already added a ZipCar and a Capital Bikeshare Station to this location. The remodeling of the triangle park at 4th, Franklin and Lincoln NE has been completed from the community benefits of this project.

Monroe Street Market (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 in 2010 and broke ground on November 9, 2011. Right now they are getting close to completion with their 3 buildings renting and the Arts Walk full.  They have retail open- &Pizza, Potbelly and more is coming.  Brookland Pint and Barnes & Noble are scheduled to open Summer 2014.  Filter Coffeehouse and The Bike Rack scheduled to open Fall 2014. Busboys and Poets is scheduled to open Winter 2014/2015.  They have a future phase that is still to be planned and developed and they will neither confirm nor deny that it could hold a Whole Foods in the future when it is developed.

Pizza Mart Development (4th Street and Adams Street NE) - recently the building that houses the Pizza Mart has sold and it will be demolished.  It has already been closed and emptied.  They have applied for permits and the realtor stated that it will be condos with ground floor retail.

H Street Development Corporation (2313-2331 4th Street NE) - this development has been long stalled but is supposed to be affordable housing apartments with ground floor retail.  They have done the soil testing but it has been otherwise quiet.  It has been noted that the liquor store next door to it has closed and its space may now be included in this project.

Chez Hareg Catering (2314 4th Street NE) - the pastry shop is getting ready to reopen as a cafe serving breakfast and lunch.  They have a menu posted on their window that looks delicious and affordable.

Developments Surrounding Edgewood

Rhode Island Row (919 Rhode Island Ave NE) - This project is well underway and already has residents moving in as the apartments are completed. They have posted the rents and they range from $1740 for a 1 bed/bath to $3465 for a 3 bed/bath. This place has already rented out over 95% of their apartments. The reatil is starting to fill in and as of now the following are open: CVS, Chipotle, Sprint, T-Mobile, DC Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Carolina Kitchen, TK Burger, D’Arte Nail & Spa Salon, Jersey Mike's, Bergami's Pizza, and Sala Thai. Phenix Hair Salon Suites is set to open this fall.  They still have open spaces left and I am hoping that they will fill them soon!!

Mint Condos (329 Rhode Island Ave NE) - This project is completed and is across the street from Edgewood in Eckington. The burnt out shell of a building was converted into 21 luxury condos priced between mid $250,000 and mid $300,000s and  sold out. The building also has 3000 square feet of retail space which is now Mint Dental- a great neighborhood amenity to walk to a dental office.

901 Monroe Street NE - This project was approved by the zoning commission across the street in Brookland and looks promising. The plans are after demolishing the current buildings to build 212 Apartments, 16 units at below market rents, and 13,000 sq. ft. of neighborhood-serving retail including a restaurant. Groundbreaking occurred the end of 2012, but there have not been many updates since then. It was supposed to be done by Fall of 2013, so seems to be a bit behind schedule.

Washington Gateway (Intersection of New York Ave and Florida Ave NE) - This project which has been recently revived and modified to include more residential instead of a hotel will connect NoMa with the Eckington neighborhood. The groundbreaking happened the end of last year for Phase One which is a building with 400 residential units and 5,200 sq. ft. of retail and is well on its way to being completed with a restaurant taking the retail space.  The next two phases of this project will be office buildings. This project will also connect to the Met Branch Trail which will be great.

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 site is now being used to storm excess storm water to help reduce flooding in the area. 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 had meetings with the zoning board and historic preservation and there have been more meetings so I am sticking to my last update that I will believe it when I see it. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks much for the excellent round-up of what's going on! I think some of these news items, e.g. the fact that Chez Hareg now offers meals (!!) are worth linking to from NextDoor as well.