Posts Tagged ‘Brookland’

Artist Space Rising in Brookland

Tucked just off busy Monroe Street NE in Brookland, an artist's paradise is taking shape: The Artspace apartments at Danceplace, where a few dozen lucky creative types will be living and working by this time next year.
The 41-unit project, funded by a combination of federal stimulus money and city and non-profit grants, broke ground in [...]

Waltzing With Walmart: Can D.C. convince the world’s largest retailer to take up urbanism?

Over the three decades Brookland Hardware has operated on the corner of 12th and Monroe streets NE, it seems to have nested in place. Floor-to-ceiling shelves are densely hung with every kind of fastener, cleaning agent, and kitchen implement a home improver might desire. Narrow aisles are further crowded by power tools to rent, which [...]

Abdo Project in Brookland Gets Final Zoning Approval

Jim Abdo's big Brookland project, which will add some 825 new homes, "eclectic college town retail," and below-market-rate spaces for artists, got final approval from the D.C. Zoning Commission on Monday night, the Washington Post reports. (Click here for more renderings of the Abdo plan, and here for details of what's coming and location info.)
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Designated Affordable Homes Available in EYA’s New Brookland Development

Within seven to nine years, the area around Brookland's Metro station will be built up with artist studio spaces, condos, townhouses and "college town retail—coffee shops, sit-down restaurants, book shops, bike shops" as one representative for developer Jim Abdo put it.
But Abdo's not the only developer sticking a shovel in neighborhood soil soon.  Just down [...]

Zoning Commission Gives Thumbs Up to Huge Projects in Brookland and Fort Totten

One view of the Brookland project by Abdo Development
The gentrification wave's moving up and over to Northeast.
Earlier this week, the Zoning Commission granted preliminary approval to two huge projects that will transform Brookland and Fort Totten, the Washington Post reports. "To receive final approval, the groups behind the projects, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation [...]

And One More Note About Art Place@Ft. Totten

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Ft. Totten's new look (above) and its current state below.
And since we're discussing the Art Place @ Ft. Totten, let me provide a few numbers, for comparison's sake, on its enormity.
The Art Place@Ft. Totten—located next to the Fort Totten Metro Station—will include a children's museum, a grocery store, tons of retail space [...]

Jim Abdo’s Brookland Project: Arts Walk, Housing, ‘Eclectic College Town Retail’ Coming…(Pt.2)

Earlier: See all the updated renderings of Abdo's Brookland development.
As I've blogged before, Abdo Development has been planning a new project across from the Brookland Metro Station, with construction slated to begin in 2011.
Here are a few more details about what's in store:  First up, Abdo will focus on the Arts Walk buildings, located [...]

The Latest on Jim Abdo’s Catholic U. Development

In May 2008, Catholic University announced that it was partnering with Abdo Development to redevelop a nine acre site near the Brookland/CUA Metro station on Michigan Avenue.
Now the Washington Post is reporting that Abdo's plans will likely sail through the Zoning Commission process.

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