Posts Tagged ‘douglas development’

Organic Supermarket Opens Tomorrow in Ivy City

No, really.

Douglas Bets on a Troubled New York Avenue Site

Can Douglas succeed where other developers have given up?

Busboys and Poets in Negotiations to Open Location at Hecht’s Development

Ivy City's former Hecht's warehouse is about to get very spiffy.

iStrategyLabs Is Final Tenant for Shaw’s Wonder Bread Factory

A year ago, the Wonder Bread Factory was struggling. Douglas Development's ambitious project had transformed the vacant Shaw factory into boutique office space, but tenants were hard to come by. The anchor tenant, WorkSpacesLLC, had just backed out of its lease amid financial hardship.
Now things look much rosier. The tech marketing firm iStrategyLabs is taking [...]

The Passenger, Neighboring Businesses Get a Six-Month Reprieve

In December, I reported that a cluster of bars and retailers near the convention center would likely be closing by May to make way for a big new office building. Douglas Development is working on a 420,000-square-foot development with offices—with LivingSocial initially, but no longer, set to be the lead tenant—and retail at the corner [...]

Officials Dig Into a Sandbox to Launch Transformation of Hecht Building

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 [...]

The Passenger, Other 7th Street Retailers Likely to Be Forced Out by May

A popular cluster of bars, restaurants, and other retailers on 7th Street NW is likely to shut down by May to make way for a coming development project.
Douglas Development is planning a big office building at the corner of 7th Street and New York Avenue that will require the 7th Street retailers to vacate the [...]

This Is How the Franklin School Could Soon Look

Over the past century and a half, the Franklin School on 13th Street NW has served as a school, a homeless shelter, an Occupy D.C. staging ground, and a near-hotel twice. Now we can take a look at four possibilities for the next incarnation of the ornate, crumbling 1869 downtown building.
On Oct. 30, the four [...]

Douglas Makes Big Changes to Hecht’s Warehouse Plans

When Doug Jemal looks at the old Hecht Company distribution center, a vacant warehouse on noisy New York Avenue NE that he bought for $20 million in 2011, he sees a property that's "gonna be worth $200 million." When he looks at the surrounding neighborhood, economically depressed Ivy City, he sees an area that "could be the Meatpacking [...]

Wells Introduces Bill to Enforce Parking Permit Bans

During the fight over its planned residential development at the old Babe's Billiards site in Tenleytown, Douglas Development Corporation made a pledge to neighbors: If the company were given permission to construct the building without any off-street parking, it'd also bar residents from obtaining residential parking permits to park on the street. That way, residents [...]

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