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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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. They sold out last year and only ones on the market are being sold by owners. They 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 that includes 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 is full.  They have retail open- &Pizza, Potbelly, Brookland Pint, , Halsa, Barnes &Noble, Busboys and Poets and more is coming.  Filter Coffeehouse and The Bike Rack are scheduled to open soon. They will start construction of the townhome section of the project soon. 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) - last year the building that housed the Pizza Mart was demolished and they have started construction on a new building that will include 17 condominiums.

H Street Development Corporation (2321 4th Street NE) - this development broke ground on December 10, 2014 and will be affordable housing apartments with ground floor retail.  There will be 116 apartments and a little over 5000 SF of retail space with a completion date of May 2016.  The building will also include a fitness center, community room, and 32 off-street parking spaces.  The rental ranges from $1038 for a studio to $1638 for a 3 bedroom.  There will be some units at lower rates as subsidized by DCHA.
The pedestrian bridge from the Metropolitan Branch Trail to the Rhode Island Avenue metro station which opened for use on December 31, 2014. The bridge still has some finishing touches to be completed but already looks great and is a long-awaited addition to our neighborhood.

Trinity Washington University is adding a new Trinity Academic Center building and they broke ground in May 2014 and is expected to be completed by Summer 2016. 

Mess Hall (703 Edgewood Street NE) is a culinary incubator that opened in the Fall of 2014.

Holy Redeemer College (3112 7th Street NE) has a plans for adding 41 townhouses to the property and this is currently in the planning stages.

Dew Drop Inn (2801 8th Street NE) plans to open restaurant in Spring/Summer 2015.

Developments Surrounding Edgewood

Rhode Island Row (919 Rhode Island Ave NE) - This project is completed but still filling up the remaining empty retail slots. They have posted the rents and they range from $1740 for a 1 bed/bath to $3465 for a 3 bed/bath. The following retailers 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, Phenix Salon and Suites and Sala Thai. I am hoping that they will fill the last remaining spots soon!!

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 2013 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.  There is currently a temporary connection to the trail and an unofficial dog park.

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.  That said there have been a number of approvals by the council and different boards so it may be moving forward.

1 comment:

  1. I also get upset about the 'dissing' of
    Edgewood, not only from developers, but some of my neighbors too. Edgewood is a great and growing community, so keep beating the drum.

    Also, I recall that there was the suggestion to get a "Welcome to Edgewood" sign. Perhaps this is something our ANC would consider funding. As to where to place it, how about the park at Franklin & Lincoln Rd. (Just a suggestion).

    Keep up the good work Sally, I wish you were my commissioner. At the next decennial redistricting meetings, in 2020(?) I'll support expanding the boundary lines to include my block too.

    But, do carry on and take care of yourself!