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The old Hecht Company Warehouse took the latest step in its continuing evolution today with a dozen shovels jammed into a makeshift sandbox.
The "groundbreaking" of the redevelopment of the 1937 Ivy City building on New York Avenue NE may not have broken any actual ground, but it drew the majority of the District's 2014 mayoral [...]
In 1880, Samuel Walter Woodward and Alvin Mason Lothrop opened a small store at 75 Market Space in downtown D.C. and called it the "Boston Dry Goods House." Seven years and two locations later, they cut the ribbon on a much larger store, now bearing their two surnames, at 11th and F streets NW that was better [...]
Another apartment project on the boards! Maybe.
For the last ten years, Douglas Development has owned a cluster of empty warehouses behind Mt. Calvary Baptist Church off Rhode Island Avenue NE. Today, they came to ask Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5B's approval to change the zoning from industrial to commercial on part of the site, which would allow [...]
In 1875, Michael Talty—a prominent local developer—built three houses on K Street NW at 11th Street. Then, the neighborhood was as fashionable as any in Washington, and these structures were no different: Talty chose Italianate brick and Second Empire architecture, topped the corner building with a graceful cupola, and embellished the columns with acanthus leaves [...]
Last month, Jonathan O'Connell reported that the architecture firm HKS and Douglas Development had a mind meld of sorts. The designers wanted to focus on the Uline Arena for their annual three-day student fellowship, and owner Doug Jemal had dreamed of turning it into a music museum.
One month later, three teams of students from mostly local [...]
Bisnow did its best to draw out Douglas Jemal yesterday at its retail summit, and the glib megadeveloper didn't say much beyond soundbites (so charming: "I like old buildings and young girls," he quipped at one point). But towards the end, he gave some insight into how he sees his turf (which it appears he rarely [...]
On a fairly regular basis, the nichey news-and-events outfit Bisnow pulls together panels of (usually all white and male) power plavers to lure professionals in various fields with the promise of nosh and networking. I occasionally attend on the off chance that someone might say something interesting. Today, Bisnow hosted a Growth Expo at the [...]
It's been in the works for years, and now the Anacostia Business Improvement District—a formal structure that will levy taxes on property owners to make the neighborhood more attractive—is just waiting on its final approval from the city to get started.
The effort got rolling in earnest in 2008, when Councilmember Marion Barry introduced legislation that [...]
The Equitable Building, at 915 F Street NW, has had a troubled history as of late. Its last use, the Platinum nightclub, closed in 2009 after a shooting (and after its owner was convicted of tax evasion). The next buyers wanted to turn into a classier kind of enterprise, but never got it off the [...]