Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Avenue’

City Puts Cash Behind Its Tech-Corridor Promotion

Eight tech firms will get D.C. grants totaling about $800,000.

The Pros and Cons of the Four North-South Streetcar Proposals

There are now four potential routes for the north-south streetcar line, as I reported yesterday. These aren't set in stone: The locations of the stops are likely to change, and the terminus of one alternative could easily be switched to another. But for the most part, these are the four alignments the District Department of Transportation [...]

A Streetcar Named Misfire

It began, as so many budget fights do, with a line of jargon. “The Council’s plan,” explained the D.C. Council’s Committee of the Whole in its report last week on Council Chairman Phil Mendelson’s budget proposal, “adjusts the upcoming proposed streetcar paygo transfer from a fixed to a floating base year.”
That adjustment, inscrutable to all [...]

Bank, Restaurant Coming to Georgia Avenue Walmart Site

Walmart, which has something of a reputation for making things tough for nearby local businesses (a charge the company disputes), took action to counteract that rap by announcing that it would lease two spaces at its planned Georgia Avenue store to other businesses, preferably local ones. Now we know more about what those businesses will [...]

Howard Town Center Developer Sues University Over Project Termination

The developer behind Howard Town Center  sued Howard University yesterday for alleged wrongful termination of the agreement between the two parties to carry out the Georgia Avenue NW mixed-use development.
The lawsuit from Howard Town Center Developer, LLC, led by the Rockville-based Cohen Companies, alleges that Howard canceled the agreement without proper notification, as laid out [...]

More Condos For Georgia Avenue

Design: A.R. Meyers + Associates.

Not long after putting a new 22-unit, Eric Colbert-designed condo building at Georgia Avenue and Hobart Place NW on the market, developer Art Linde told the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force last week that he's building another 26 condos with one level of underground parking across the street. Market-rate condos sure [...]

Another Murry’s Days Are Numbered

One by one, Murry's grocery stores in the District are disappearing—part of an overall shift by the chain's parent company towards its larger-format Save-a-Lot concept, which is getting its trial run on Rhode Island Avenue. The Murry's at Skyland Town Center has been on notice since, well, forever. The H Street outlet was recently purchased by [...]

Romeo Morgan’s Latest Plan For Seafood Spot: Senior Housing

Morgan's Seafood has been on Georgia Avenue for 45 years, and it's been through a lot: Cars crashing into it, looters stealing crab pots, and most recently, acrimonious fights over a liquor license. Now, owner Romeo Morgan has a vision for a better future: He wants to redevelop the property, and a few surrounding it, [...]

District Might Fast Track Georgia Avenue Streetcar to Walter Reed

The now-former site of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is a prime site for development for lots of reasons: It's a big contiguous lot on a couple of major thoroughfares in the middle of relatively dense, prosperous neighborhoods. What it doesn't have is a metro stop, and a planned streetcar route is so far [...]

District Putting Georgia Avenue Property Back on the Market

For the last four years or so, the one-story building at 6428 Georgia Avenue NW—a former Blockbuster in a pretty good location, at the intersection with Piney Branch Road next to a Safeway—has had a blue-and-yellow sign on it heralding the "Park East Condos" that would sell from "the low $200s."
Well, that plan didn't work [...]