Posts Tagged ‘Brookland’

Developer Pitches a Private Version of New Communities in Brentwood

The city has stumbled in overhauling aging low-income housing complexes. Can a developer succeed?

Metro Picks Proposal With 280 Residences and Retail for Brookland Site

Heads up, Brookland: 280 residential units and 9,000 square feet of retail are coming your way.
Metro announced this afternoon that it had selected a partnership of MRP Realty and the CAS Riegler Cos. to develop two parcels of land just east of the Brookland Metro station. The development team will also provide a new kiss-and-ride [...]

City Plans Land Swap to Preserve Brookland Green

Development, for the most part, has been kind to Brookland. The Monroe Street Market project is bringing two bookstores, restaurants, a bar, a gym, and artist studios to a neighborhood that's lacked in these things. Home prices have jumped in anticipation of these amenities.
But development threatened to claim a beloved victim in the neighborhood: green [...]

Busboys and Poets Coming to Edgewood’s Monroe Street Market

Andy Shallal may be running for mayor, but that's not stopping him from continuing his rapid expansion of his restaurant mini-empire. A Busboys and Poets location will open in the Monroe Street Market development that's nearing completion near the Brookland Metro station in Edgewood, Shallal confirms to my colleague Perry Stein.
The latest iteration of the restaurant/bookstore/progressive event [...]

A Virtual Tour of the Monroe Street Market, a Work in Progress

To someone who moved away from Edgewood more than four years ago—someone like, say, me—the neighborhood has become nearly unrecognizable. Where a fenced-in field once lay vacant, the Brookland Works complex now stands, two bustling apartment buildings straddling a studio-lined Arts Walk. Along Monroe Street NE, the triangular Portland Flats building nears completion, while workers [...]

Metro Takes a Step Toward Development Around 11 Stations

Metro gave a boost to the region's transit-oriented development this morning with a unanimous committee vote to seek to develop land around 11 Metro stations.
The parcels include three in Virginia, four in Maryland, and four in the District: 6.5 acres at the Anacostia station, 4.6 acres at Fort Totten, 5.4 acres at Brookland, and the [...]

901 Monroe Street Project Squeaks By ANC

A bunch of mixed-use development projects around the city have divided communities, forcing arguments about who has what rights and how the neighborhood should grow (or not). The Hine School project on Capitol Hill is one, Cathedral Commons in Tenleytown is another. But perhaps none has been more acrimonious than 901 Monroe Street NE across [...]

901 Monroe Street Wins Over Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association By a Whisker

The lovely mixed-use project at 901 Monroe Street NE in Brookland that has been downsized at the Zoning Commission, faced crazy ranting from neighbors, and had an historic landmark application launched against it is finally coming to community votes. Up tonight was the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association, and according to the twitters, came out on top [...]

Neighborhood Branding, Brookland Edition: Cliches Abound

The problem with neighborhood branding is that many neighborhoods are similar: They have trees. They have history. They are close-knit communities.
For that reason, the four design concepts the Office of Planning has offered for a Brookland brand could probably apply to any number of neighborhoods in D.C. (The "small town, big city" trope has in [...]

Brookland Project Shrinks Down

In response to vocal neighbors opposed to the size of a mixed-use project on Monroe Street NE near the Brookland/CUA Metro stop, developers have significantly scaled back a new set of plans for their second submission to the Zoning Commission.
The project, a partnership between the Menkiti Group, Horning Brothers, and the owner of Colonel Brooks [...]

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