Posts Tagged ‘Brian Friedman’

Office of Planning: Adams Morgan Hotel is Too Tall!

Another twist in the saga of the Adams Morgan Hotel: The Office of Planning has issued its preliminary opinion on the application that's been submitted to the Zoning Commission, and the developers won't be pleased. The setdown report expresses dissatisfaction with the height of the building, along with 13 other points about the design. The [...]

Kazam! Developers Try to Make Adams Morgan Hotel Disappear

Faced with a community that's of many minds on their proposal for a 227-room luxury hotel, developers Brian Friedman and Matt Wexler have tried to make the building as inoffensive as possible while making good on their investment. In the latest revised submission to the zoning commission, the building's facade—which began, several years ago, as [...]

Relayed Without Comment

This sign on the back of Asylum protesting the proposed Adams Morgan hotel might only be visible from the Washington City Paper parking deck, which may mean that I'm taking some seriously cynical bait by posting it, but I'm of the mind that creative protest deserves recognition.

Big-Time Philly Restaurant Group Gets Into D.C. Market; Other 14th Street News!


Midcity denizens breathed a heavy sigh when the Whisk Group gave up on the Shirt Laundry space at 14th and Q Street NW, bogged down with the cost of renovation and environmental remediation. But it didn't take long for another top-tier operator to jump on the opportunity: According to a reliable source, Starr Restaurant Group [...]

Adams Morgan Hotel to be Filed by July 29

Not much new came out of a Saturday ANC 1C planning and zoning committee meeting on the proposed Edition hotel for Adams Morgan (the design, apparently, hasn't changed significantly since it was first presented three years ago). But developer Brian Friedman did give a date certain by which he plans to file his planned unit [...]

ANC Supports Tax Abatement for Adams Morgan Hotel—With Conditions

After a four hours of public comment and deliberation, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C passed a resolution in favor of a property tax abatement worth $46 million for a luxury hotel in Adams Morgan, setting it up for final approval by the D.C. Council next Tuesday.
But they didn't give it away for free. In his last [...]

The Adams Morgan Hotel Tax Break: Is it Worth It?

The D.C. Council hands out dozens of long-term property tax abatements every year, and most slide from hearing to markup to vote with little public scrutiny. In fact, according to a new analysis by the D.C.-based nonprofit Good Jobs First, the District has some of the worst disclosure standards in the country for all kinds [...]

Ian Schrager’s Adams Morgan Hotel Just Waiting on its Tax Abatement

For a while now, the City Paper's landlord has been planning to turn the First Chuch of Christ Scientist on the corner of Euclid and Champlain Street NW into a boutique hotel and restaurant, in a massive project that could wake up the sometimes-sleepy Adams Morgan daytime scene (perhaps even making up for the loss [...]

More on the Hotel Coming to 13th and U Streets

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DC North has an update on U Street's newest major project: A hotel at the corner of 13th St., where the Rite Aid currently sits.
After community push-back, developer JBG has agreed to chop off a floor, dropping down from ten to nine—though it maintains that anything less than that, and the project [...]