Posts Tagged ‘ellis development’

Grocery, JBG Collaboration Still on the Table for 965 Florida

Angry neighbors confronted a senior city official and the developers-to-be of a valuable parcel of public land last night over the city's decision this summer to award the site to a team that was not favored by local groups.
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham presided over the gathering in the back room of Duffy's Irish Pub after [...]

Neighbors Still Seeking Answers on City’s 965 Florida Ave. Decision

When the city announced its decision to award valuable city-owned land to an underdog developer in late July, neighbors and local elected officials demanded a full explanation of the surprising move. Nearly three months later, they're still waiting for answers.
The JBG Companies were thought to have the leg up in the competition to develop the [...]

JBG Questions City’s Reasoning on Florida Avenue Parcel

There will be no Harris Teeter on Florida Avenue NW just north of the U Street corridor. There will be no extension of W Street to connect the street grid. And, for now, there's not much clarity as to why.
Yesterday, the city announced its decision to award the rights to develop a city-owned parcel at [...]

Development Showdown: Florida Avenue Proposals Go Head to Head

This afternoon, two development teams are meeting with a panel of city officials. The future of Florida Avenue NW north of U Street hangs in the balance. Will the neighborhood get a Harris Teeter supermarket, an extension of W Street, apartments, and a hotel? Or a specialty goods market, a grand concourse, restaurants, and a [...]

Howard Theater Set to Break Ground in August

A bit of news picked up from Shaw Main Streets president Alex Padro and confirmed by Chip Ellis: The long-brewing Howard Theater restoration is finally set to kick off on the 100th anniversary of its opening, August 22.
It seems like a quick turnaround. Back in March, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham was saying that the [...]