Posts Tagged ‘965 Florida Avenue’

A Year Later, Little Resolution on Contested Florida Avenue Site

More than 11 months later, that venture apparently hasn't gotten very far.

Developers Strike Deal on Controversial Florida Avenue Site

A longstanding conflict over a controversial planned development near the U Street NW corridor is finally nearing resolution, as the two competing developers have agreed to collaborate and bring a full-service grocery store to the project.
In July 2013, city officials surprised many neighbors by picking underdog developer MRP Realty over the JBG Companies to develop [...]

Advise and Dissent: Whatever Happened to ANCs’ “Great Weight”?

Last week, Jeff Miller and Cory Lee ventured into the lion’s den. Miller, the District government’s director of real estate, and Lee, the project manager for a controversial development, stopped by the monthly meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1B to discuss that project, a planned mixed-use complex on valuable city-owned land. Miller, Lee, and their [...]

Grocery, JBG Collaboration Still on the Table for 965 Florida

Angry neighbors confronted a senior city official and the developers-to-be of a valuable parcel of public land last night over the city's decision this summer to award the site to a team that was not favored by local groups.
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham presided over the gathering in the back room of Duffy's Irish Pub after [...]

Neighbors Still Seeking Answers on City’s 965 Florida Ave. Decision

When the city announced its decision to award valuable city-owned land to an underdog developer in late July, neighbors and local elected officials demanded a full explanation of the surprising move. Nearly three months later, they're still waiting for answers.
The JBG Companies were thought to have the leg up in the competition to develop the [...]

Graham to Hoskins: Explain Your Unpopular 965 Florida Ave. Decision

Responding to the growing controversy surrounding the city's selection of a developer for a valuable property near the U Street corridor, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham sent a letter this morning to Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins requesting a more detailed explanation of the city's decision.
"I have rarely experienced in Ward [...]

A Few Answers on the D.C.-JBG Disagreements Over 965 Florida Avenue

The disagreements over the merits of the two proposals for development of a city-owned parcel at 965 Florida Ave. NW are far from resolved, but I have some more clarity on a few of the points of contention.
After the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development selected a team of MRP Realty [...]

MRP-Ellis Team Wins Right to Develop 965 Florida Avenue

The District has chosen a partnership of MRP Realty and Ellis Development Group to develop a valuable city-owned parcel at 965 Florida Ave. NW. The winning proposal features a 370,000-square-foot building with residential units atop a large ground-floor market at the site just north of the U Street corridor.
The Washington Business Journal first reported the city's decision. Ellis President [...]

Development Showdown: Florida Avenue Proposals Go Head to Head

This afternoon, two development teams are meeting with a panel of city officials. The future of Florida Avenue NW north of U Street hangs in the balance. Will the neighborhood get a Harris Teeter supermarket, an extension of W Street, apartments, and a hotel? Or a specialty goods market, a grand concourse, restaurants, and a [...]

And Now We Present: The Florida Avenue NW of the Future

That empty lot you see there? It might soon look like this:

Or perhaps like this:

In February, two developers submitted proposals to the city for 965 Florida Ave. NW—a vacant parcel obtained by the city in exchange for the land on Georgia Avenue that Howard University is now developing into the Howard Town Center. One came [...]