Posts Tagged ‘Donatelli Development’

Residential, Retail Will Replace Surface Parking Lot at Fort Totten

The site failed to attract developer interest a year ago.

Developers See an Ally in Bowser

There's arguably no class of people more divisive in D.C. than developers. While some residents support the growth of their neighborhoods, a more vocal contingent objects to the added density caused by new projects, the noise and nuisance of construction, and especially the sweetheart deals the critics see the city giving to leading development firms. [...]

Sole Bidder Gets Green Light to Develop Hill East

The stuttering progress on the development of the 67-acre Anacostia Riverfront site known as Hill East that has frustrated neighbors for a decade has finally yielded a winning developer—if only for a small portion of the site.
After a number of retractions and reissuances, the latest city solicitation for developers of two Metro-adjacent parcels on the [...]

Hill East Development Wins Approval of ANC Committee

The latest attempt at developing the Anacostia Riverfront property known as Hill East took a small step forward last night, with a committee of the local ANC moving to support the lone proposal to turn the property into a mixed-use development. The Capitol Hill Corner blog reports that ANC 6B's planning and zoning committee "agreed [...]

Renderings of the Lone Proposal for Hill East

For a host of reasons, the city's call for developer proposals for the riverfront site known alternatively as Hill East and Reservation 13 got only one response, from Donatelli Development and Blue Skye Development. On Wednesday, that team presented its proposal to neighbors who are frustrated by the slow progress on Hill East but grateful [...]

Developers Present Hill East Proposal to Frustrated Neighbors

After years of frustration, residents of eastern Capitol Hill finally have a proposal for development at the troubled site on the Anacostia River known as Hill East. But they're more interested in talking about their frustration.
Only one development team responded to the city's recent request for expressions of interest for Hill East—a partnership of Donatelli [...]

Pity on the Hill

By the time this column hits newsstands, the residents of eastern Capitol Hill will have glimpsed a possible future of the area near RFK Stadium known as Hill East. But as the paper went to press, my crystal ball had revealed few details: In advance of a Wednesday evening presentation to the community, developer Chris [...]

Farm Teams: Why D.C.’s developer fiefdoms are good for neighborhoods

Toward the end of last year, the Chevy Chase development firm JBG—a real-estate titan, at least by D.C. standards—quietly bought up nearly all of the remaining empty land in the U Street corridor. It was a smart move.
One of JBG’s new chunks of real estate, the derelict and fenced-off Atlantic Plumbing lots around the 9:30 [...]

Mi Casa es Su Casa: In Columbia Heights, a homeless shelter closes its doors, and nobody’s in a hurry to replace it.

Irving Street NW in Columbia Heights has gone through some growing pains in the last decade. Buildings have mushroomed on vacant lots, but haven’t yet filled out—glassy storefronts are still covered with brown paper, even as young people with disposable income pour into the residential towers clustered around the Metrorail station.
One thing hasn’t changed at [...]

What’s Actually Happening With La Casa Shelter

Last night, neither the Zoning Commission, nor the Office of Planning, nor Donatelli Development knew what was up with the replacement of the La Casa community shelter. This morning, Councilmember Jim Graham said that “we are straightening all of this out right now.” And Michael Ferrell, the executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless—which [...]