Housing Complex

14th Street May Actually be Paved With Gold

Back in July, local commercial broker Wayne Dickson complained that the city was delaying a 14th Street redesign because the area was doing well enough on its own. “I have heard officials say, you don’t need this, 14th Street is paved in gold,” he told me.

Several splashy announcements later, it looks like those officials might have been right: Project after residential project has gotten enough financing to move forward. By 2012, many of the gaping holes along 14th Street will be filled. Here's a quick roundup:

The District Condos: 125 of them at 14th and S.

14W: 231 apartments, with a YMCA.

1421-1423 Florida Avenue: 16 condos.

2400 14th Street: 255 apartments on the site of the Nehemiah shopping complex.

1634 14th Street: 32 luxury condos with ground floor retail.

1900 Vermont: Six luxury residences.

2221 14th Street: Six-story, 30-unit apartment building by Douglas Development.