To the extent that Paul Millstein and cars have been mentioned in the same sentence by members of the public in recent months, it's usually something along the lines of "Paul Millstein wants to take away my car" or "Paul Millstein's trying to make it impossible for me to park my car." The developer with [...]
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I just met with Douglas Development's Paul Millstein, who walked me through the company's plans for the corner of 7th Street and New York Avenue NW and cleared up some questions about the future of the popular bar The Passenger and the coming bar Hogo, which'll be displaced by the construction.
Construction on Douglas' big office [...]
Yesterday, my colleague Jessica Sidman broke the news that an island-themed bar called Hogo is coming to 1017 7th St. NW. But it appears the bar might only be able to stick around for a year.
Douglas Development Corporation is under contract to buy the vacant building, once home to Ruppert's Real Restaurant, according to Douglas' [...]
Tonight's a big night for Tenleytown. After a year of neighborhood debate, ANC 3E is set to vote on the Douglas Development proposal for a six-story mixed-use building on the site of the defunct Babe's Billiards at Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street NW. The development, as I laid out in my column last week, is [...]
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 [...]
The Location noted yesterday that Douglas Development had submitted raze applications for the elegant, decaying buildings now covered with a large ad wrap at 11th and K Streets NW. I haven't heard back yet from Norman Jemal on why the company decided to take it down, but I'd be willing to bet it has something [...]
A few interesting property transactions over the past few months:
The District bought a cluster of parking lots on Okie Street NE from Patriot Equities, the company that tried and failed to develop the Hechts Warehouse right nearby, for $16,750,000. All the Department of General Services could tell me is that they'll be used to consolidate multiple [...]
It's easy to get frustrated with Douglas Development. They sit on vacant properties for years, and occasionally get behind on their taxes (hey, who doesn't).
But sometimes, after assembling properties one by one until all the pieces fit together, they do something really great.
It's already happened with the Acme Stove building at the corner of 7th [...]
Chill out, downtowners: The District Department of Transportation had contemplated trying to block off 10th Street between E and F Streets to vehicular traffic, but howls of protest put the proposal back on ice.
The city didn't even want to do it because of the urbanist value of creating a pedestrian space where people could spread [...]