Posts Tagged ‘h street ne’

H Street NE May Not Need the Streetcar. Benning Road Does.

The corridor is exactly the type of place that a streetcar is designed to boost.

H Street NE Church Sold; Could Become Restaurant, Bank, or Condos

In yet another sign of changing times on the H Street NE corridor, a church there has been sold and could soon be converted to a restaurant, a bank, or condominiums.
A Northern Virginia investment partnership, going by the name of Carderock Investments, closed the purchase last week of the St. John's Church of God at 1301 [...]

The Rumors Are True: Whole Foods Coming to H Street NE

Back in June, I reported on the widespread rumor that a Whole Foods supermarket was coming to the H Street NE site currently occupied by Murry's grocery store and H St. Self Storage. At the time, Trent Smith of Insight Property Group, which is developing the site, confirmed that Insight had been in discussions with Whole Foods but [...]

H Street NE Business Owners Say Streetcars Won’t Leave Enough Room for Delivery Trucks

Frustrated H Street NE business owners confronted city officials today over what they regard as a major oversight in the planning for the streetcar route along that corridor: the failure to provide adequate space for delivery trucks.
The city's plan for the street involves eight-foot-wide parking spaces between the curb and the path of the streetcar. [...]

Work Resumes on Troubled Capitol Hill Oasis

A year ago, it was an "expensive eyesore," a luxury housing project gone awry. Now, the Capitol Hill Oasis complex appears to be headed toward completion.
Back in 2005, in the midst of the housing boom, developer Gloria Herndon began work on a row of 10 townhouses and 16 condos at 12th Street NE near Florida [...]

Gary Rappaport: No Trolley, No Building on H Street

The Rappaport Companies' planned redevelopment of a shabby suburban-style mall on H Street NE between 8th and 10th Streets was one of the early big, new projects for the corridor (though Guy Steuart's Giant-anchored building got out of the ground on 3rd Street first). Since then, there's been no movement, even as developers buy up the [...]

A Gas Station Grows Near H Street, Despite Neighborhood’s Best Efforts

The plan.

The big corner lot at 14th Street and Maryland Avenue NE was a gas station before, and will be one again—over a sustained neighborhood campaign to stop it.
The owner is David Schaeffer, a part of the taxicab triumvirate that has controlled quite a bit of property in the vicinity (including the soon-to-be-redeveloped Murry's [...]

Delta Sisters Try Again For Second Senior Building on H Street NE

Delta Towers was one of the early high-rise apartment buildings on the eastern end of H Street NE, at Florida Avenue and Bladensburg. The sisters of Delta Sigma Theta bought the land from the District in the late 1970s, and got funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for a 138-unit senior [...]

Sky Nails Becoming Nothing Exciting on Bladensburg Road

Local development watchers have noted the closure and gutting of Sky Nails across from the yuppied-out Flats at Atlas on Bladensburg with interest, wondering whether it won't become a new condo building with ground floor retail, considering how quickly the eastern end of H Street seems to be on the ascent. But alas! According to [...]

Department of Jumped Sharks: H Street NE is Too Expensive For Ace Hardware

I wrote about hardware stores in this week's column, and naturally, a few bits wouldn't fit.
Capitol Locksmith on Georgia Avenue isn't the only store in the path of a new Ace Hardware. When I walked into Park's Hardware at 910 H Street NE, Grace Park was busy filling an order behind the counter, and [...]